Q: My home needs steel windows. What are the newest developments in steel window styles, energy efficiency and security options?
A: Crittall says its new ‘window on the block’ – Its advanced steel framed window called HomelightPlus – ticks all the boxes – they give some handy advice…
With the cold, long, dark nights, we especially start thinking about home comforts, keeping down those energy bills – and security.
The ‘eyes of the home’, windows, also play their part in potential energy savings and home security.
Stuart Judge, managing director of Crittall, the pioneers of steel frame window manufacture for over 160 years says: “Factors like energy savings and security are important considerations when deciding which windows are best for your home. You can significantly save on costly energy bills by choosing high quality, well designed, stylish steel windows.
“Look to the newest in window frame development. For example, our new HomelightPlus range of residential windows ticks all the boxes. It’s the 21st Century enhanced version of our successful Homelight window first made by our company during the 1920s. It brings new-look styling and window profiling, plus higher energy-savings, performance, and enhanced security.
“Whether it’s for a ‘two-up/two-down, minimalist luxury apartment, self-build project, restoration, renovation, extension or replacement, it’s an authentic ‘like for like’ steel window offering significant energy savings – thermally improved to meet Part L of Building Regulations by achieving either a window energy rating Band B or a centre pane U-value of 1.2w/m2k. While peace-of-mind is reassured through an improved, robust, security multi-point locking option – so the window is especially secure.”
For year-round comfort, this modern steel window features high performance double glazing that retains heat during cold winters, and controls heat during the summer, whilst generally reducing noise levels.
While its even slimmer ‘timeless’ frame and sight-lines, present a light delicate feel inside and out, creating a welcome sense of airiness and space. To maximise daylight, the window’s design incorporates larger areas of glass than any other window of a similar size.
Quality-made, galvanised steel window like this will last 60+ years.
They are competitively priced, economical to maintain long-term. While being Polyester powder coated ensures a consistent, even, coating, not requiring redecoration for 25 – 30 years.
The window is available through Crittall’s network of local Crittall Window Specialists in a choice of styles (including true divided glazing bar options) and in 46 colours, plus a dual colour option.
The steel window frames can match – or contrast with – your interior décor.
Do it in style
Stuart Judge says: “Also, when choosing window frames for your home, carefully consider the style and material. They have a dramatic impact on the look – personality – of your home. Even affecting its value.
It’s important that the windows chosen match the style of the home. Installed appropriately, quality steel windows can enhance a property.
“It’s not worth spoiling the look of a property for the sake of a cheap installation.
Importantly, ensure you install the window brand it says it is – only the original, genuine, make. Being the original steel window company, we know there are window companies claiming to be providing that, but are not.”