Standard Metal Windows (SMW)

Standard Metal Window (SMW) ‘F’ series window range has been manufactured since the 1890s, and is a stylish solution for a number of aesthetically sensitive historical projects.

Available as single or double glazed, SMW windows are primarily used today for bespoke replacement work in Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings, where a suitable geometric match is required.

These windows can be glazed using an external glazing bead, putty (not advised with double glazing) or silicone fronted for an authentic appearance. These frames are galvanised and can be powder coated for low maintenance. They use single point locking, an external hinge and a simple weather stripping detail. Each frame is made from recycled steel to add a further eco-friendly credential.

Shaped frames are also possible and so gables, raked heads and arches are not a problem for our members. Even curved on plan windows are possible and so traditional ‘suntrap’ bay windows can be manufactured.

The frames glazed using single glazing can have traditional genuine leaded lights and can also have stained glass designs. Double glazed units can be manufactured with clear glass or decorations can be applied such as rectangle or diamond leaded, coloured film, horizontal or Georgian applied bars. Obscured glass is also available in a variety of options.

Specifier’s guide

The specifiers guide is a technical document published for architects and designers. It contains our members range of products, section details and technical specifications.

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