W20 Internal Sections
Steel framed windows and doors are being requested more and more by home owners, Interior designers and architects as a way of enhancing a properties characteristics and achieving modern and contemporary aesthetic.
The W20 suite of steel profiles is ideally suited for this application as they are versatile, slim, strong and specifically designed to incorporate either single or double glazing.
Steel Window Association members manufacture and install a variety of products that will enhance a homes appeal. These range from fixed glazed screens, hinged single and double doors, sliding single and double doors and pivot doors. All will allow natural light to flow through between rooms and create a light and airy space.
Designs for these products are not off the shelf and so the client in conjunction with the SWA member is able to create a product that is unique to them and their home.
As these products are specifically for internal applications. The steel frames are available in a variety of finishes. These range from the ‘raw’ steel finish where you can see all of the welds and joints, galvanised finish which gives a silvery industrial aesthetic, powder coat finished in a variety of colours mainly from the RAL colour chart and also including metallic and even textured surfaces.
The ironmongery to the doors is normally specific to this product but the SWA member will have a catalogue of products that will suit the application and further enhance the appeal of the doors. Items such as lever handles, recessed handles, pull handles, espagnolette bolts and shoot bolts are all available and normally in a variety of colours and finishes.
The frames can be glazed in a wide range of glass types. As standard the glass would normally be a clear safety glass but members can also provide reeded, laminated, obscured, satin and Georgian wired glass. In some cases clients need improved sound insulation or thermal efficiency and these frames can be double glazed.
Where the client has a requirement for thirty minute fire integrity protection our members can offer fixed glazed screens and single or double doors/screens that have been tested to achieve this (subject to approval by your building control officer). We have more detailed information for these products in our ‘fire protection’ tab.