Category Archives: Doors & Windows


Copper products have recently taken the market by storm. Inspired by the highly polished exposed copper pipes and rafters found in traditional industrial buildings, the ‘copper revolution’ is not only a bang on trend design statement, but is also a fantastic way to inject a sense of warmth and character into any space.

Interior custom made shutters for UK trade suppliers

Cheap Shutters provide interior plantation shutters to trade customers at discounts of up to 54% off retail cost. With nearly a decade of experience visit to see how you can benefit from ranges of products, which are rapidly becoming the trendiest window coverings in the UK.

AluK Design Studio brings aluminium building systems expertise to the City of London

AluK (GB) is continuing its exciting business expansion with the launch of the AluK Design Studio in the City of London.

Its new design and product demonstration space will open to the public on Monday 11th April. AluK will host an open day on Thursday 7th April. To register to attend, and for more information visit


One South Yorkshire family is reaping the benefits of a lighter and airier living space, thanks to new aluminium bi-folding doors from HWL Windows Group.

Tom Hebdige lives in a newly extended five-bedroom detached property in Wath-upon-Dearne near Rotherham with his wife and young family and wanted to maximise the light in his larger living area.

New steel windows provide a warm view of London

Providing views across the River Thames towards The Shard and other London landmarks, the windows at President’s Quay, in St Katherine’s Way near Tower Bridge, have suffered from significant exposure to the weather. Residents in a number of flats were consequently keen to have replacement steel windows and doors installed that had a similar aesthetic but achieved improved thermal efficiency.

Project Synopsis: Clement interior steel screen used to separate office and showroom space

When reclaimed tile and wooden floor specialists Bert and May contacted Clement to see if we could make a steel screen including door for their stunning London E2 showroom we knew we could help them achieve exactly what they wanted. Using Clement W20 steel sections in Anthracite Grey and 6.4mm laminated glass units Clement created this stunning divider for what was previously an open space.

New 2015 – KATpod – The slimmest thermally broken Roof Lantern in Europe

KATpod is the advanced engineering solution in lantern design, allowing in an unrivaled amount of light and providing a feeling of space, uninhibited by bulky roof spars.

KAT only make niche products to a superior specification and KATpod is no different. It is a thoughtfully engineered roofing solution with ultra slim sightlines, excellent structural integrity and unrivalled thermal performance.

P C Henderson introduces new Universal Telescopic System

P C Henderson, leading manufacturer of sliding door hardware systems, introduces Universal to its Telescopic range alongside the recently released Husky Telescopic system. Universal Telescopic is ideal for use with the Soltaire 120 system for top hung timber doors weighing up to 120kg. Telescopic systems allow all the doors to be linked together using toothed belt and pulley system so they move in a simultaneous action; they also incorporate the coveted ghost guide which keeps the area clean and free from trip hazards. 


Want to connect your indoor living space to your garden and enjoy the beautiful views? Would you like to live in a way that suits your lifestyle, making every bit of space work?

If you would like to transform your space; make your living area feel larger to accommodate a growing family, look no further than CLIMADOOR (, the leading folding door specialists.


WarmCore is an innovative aluminium folding sliding door which incorporates a radically different product design approach to create a new high performance “warm aluminium” fenestration framing solution delivering peerless thermal performance to ensure end-user comfort, all year round.

Reynaers helps open up prestige living to stunning views of the capital

Occupying one of the most prestigious locations in London, One Tower Bridge development by The Berkeley Group, in conjunction with the London Borough of Southwark, consists of nine blocks many of which are nearing completion and utilise Reynaers aluminium systems.


Want to connect your indoor living space to your garden and enjoy the beautiful views? Would you like to live in a way that suits your lifestyle, making every bit of space work?

If you would like to transform your space; make your living area feel larger to accommodate a growing family, look no further than CLIMADOOR (, the leading folding door specialists.

A Bigger Picture with Listers Gallery Doors.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 9 years since Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent, launched their Dual Rebated Composite Gallery Door range. Debuting at Glassex in 2006, Listers introduced a high quality bespoke range of composite doors that offered the homeowner vastly improved energy efficiency, security and a range of colours and wood grain finishes that were well ahead of its time.

Kawneer serves a heated hat-trick

A third Kawneer window has passed international smoke standards.

A third product from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has passed European smoke standards in as many months.


ASSA ABLOY is celebrating 20 years of developing innovative solutions for a range of high profile projects, from universities to hospitals and castles to canals.


ASSA ABLOY has supplied a Northampton primary school with a range of products as the school undergoes a £4.2 million refurbishment.

Barton Seagrave School is a co-educational primary school, based in Kettering for children aged between four to eleven, and will provide 630 places for pupils when building concludes. The Key Stage 1 and 2 school buildings have been amalgamated, providing new opportunities for flexible group learning, as well as communal areas for community groups and after school clubs, creating an integrated, vibrant learning environment.


Sektor, the exclusive brand to CCF that’s synonymous with professional interior solutions, has expanded and strengthened its offering through the launch of a glazing, blinds and graphics range.


Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has designed, supplied and installed over 700 steel doorsets at Canary Wharf.


Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in door opening solutions, has secured a contract to supply products for Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry – the UK’s first new integrated dental hospital and school for nearly 40 years.

SWA member helps to restore WW2 codebreaker building at Bletchley Park

Home to the World War Two codebreakers, Bletchley Park has this year completed an £8-million Heritage Lottery Fund financed restoration project to create a world-class heritage site. This has seen the transformation of the formerly derelict Block C codebreaking building into a vibrant visitor centre, a process that involved Steel Window Association member, Mike Honour Windows, renovating over 100 original window units.

Solarlux launches new sliding door system in the UK

Solarlux has launched an innovative, all-glass sliding door system in the UK – the SL 22, – after exhibiting a prototype in March at Fensterbau Frontale, the world’s leading exhibition for windows, doors and facades.. The SL 22 received high praise from architects attending the exhibition, which is why Solarlux has decided to introduce the product to the UK market.

SWA passes the hot test

Always seeking to ensure steel windows meet or exceed the latest building regulations, the Steel Window Association has undertaken extensive thermal performance simulations of the W30 and W40 window ranges. The results prove without doubt that both window types are fully compliant and achieve 2013 Part L requirements.    

The Heritage Window Company Launch New Benenden™ Conservation Range Windows

  • Retain the character andappearance of your home
  • Replicates traditional steel windows and sightlines
  • Available in a variety of styles and glazing options, handles and hinges to retain period charm
  • Dual colour options for different internal and external look. Choose from over 200 RAL colours with black/white as standard
  • Pioneering 39mm ultra-slim ‘A’ rated window for replacement windows

Feel the difference with New Dekordor Oak 3D

Introduced barely 12 months ago, Vicaima’s highly tactile Dekordor 3D range of embossed face finished doors has really made a big impression with specifiers. Now the existing range of 4 colours has been extended to include a popular Oak 3D design, providing even more choice for interiors.


ASSA ABLOY UK is supplying products to an environmentally friendly motorway service station that has been designed to reflect the local landscape.  

Gloucester Services is based in the Cotswold countryside, on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty and great care has been taken to minimise the environmental impact of the development and to preserve the views from the surrounding area. The buildings and petrol station are covered in grass and local stone has been extensively used, it is hoped the project will achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.  

The SWA answers 9 of the most important questions surrounding steel windows

  •       1.Do steel windows rust?

Modern steel windows positively rustproofed by the hot dip galvanizing process and subsequently polyester powder coated, together with brass and stainless steel hardware, will provide as good if not better durability than is offered by competing materials.

Kawneer’s website has a new look and a new purpose.

Leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has relaunched its website to make it even more intuitive for users.

The new does not just have a new look. Navigation has been streamlined to make it even more user friendly regardless of whether visitors are using a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Kawneer systems help lift a Royal landmark

Work is drawing to a close on a landmark residential project which makes extensive use of leading architectural aluminium supplier Kawneer’s new lift/slide door.

Kawneer’s AA®3572 lift/slide door was used at Redrow London’s stunning £46million Kingston Riverside development in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames alongside the manufacturer’s  flagship AA®720 single-action door, its AA®543 tilturn windows and AA®100 curtain walling.

Vistamatic exhibitors panels

Vistamatic Ltd is the leading brand in privacy vision panels offering a wide range of triple-glazed viewing panels suitable for all healthcare including a specific range of products designed for high security mental health environments.

The Vistamatic® anti-ligature vision panel is designed in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines offering a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device and features the VistaGlide™ IAS (Impact Absorption System), providing silent operation. The durable reliability of a Vistamatic® vision panel is endorsed by a Lifetime Warranty.

GEZE’s Slimchain Scoops Top Design Award

An innovative chain drive from GEZE has been recognised for its exceptional design at the Universal Design Awards 2014.

The versatile Slimchain window drive, which was launched in the UK by GEZE UK last year and is suitable for both natural ventilation and in smoke and heat extraction systems, is one of just 13 winners at this year’s event.