A Steel Window Association member company has created a large and elegant screen which forms the entire end wall to a new kitchen-dining room for a private residence in the desirable London Borough of Wandsworth.


Perla Windows worked in close cooperation with the building contractor, TA Prestige Construction, and the client’s architect MAP Architecture to design, manufacture and install the 5.5 metre wide, 3.5 metre tall screen. This was fabricated using the timeless W20 steel sections, which closely match the appearance of earlier steel frames often seen in warehouses and other old properties.


Finished in RAL 7009 Green Grey and glazed with Krypton-filled 20mm IG units, which also use warm edge spacer bars to help reduce heat loss, the opening lights and three doorsets feature high performance weather-stripping.


The founder of Perla Windows, Nick Vassilopoulos, commented: “This is our favourite project to date, featuring an unusually large screen for a private home that incorporates a double door and single doors as well as fixed lights – all in a lovely grey colour”.  


Jessica Meech, Architectural Assistant at MAP Architects, added: “We were impressed with the communication from the Perla team and their work on assuring that the site survey was accurate and delivered on time (even during the pandemic!).  Perla worked very well with the contractor on site and were quick to respond to building control queries. We loved both their work ethic and the excellent design and finish of the product and very much look forward to working with Perla again!”


Members of the Steel Window Association cover the whole of the UK to serve all sectors of the construction industry, including hotels, retail, residential and high security applications.  The SWA has an on-going programme of product development which has seen its Technical Committee carry out testing on new thermal-breaks and fire doors for internal use; while its collective buying power is helping to mitigate price rises and maintain the supply chain.  In addition to the widely specified W20 systems, customers can also choose from the W40 and W50 frames, amongst other options, or access services for the repair and restoration of older steel windows in heritage situations.