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Thermally Broken Windows and Doors

Thermally broken metal windows provide several benefits over non-thermally broken systems and the basic difference as stated by most experts is “improved overall thermal performance over traditional non-thermally broken systems.” The most important factor in deciding to have a thermal break to a frame is that it will conduct extremities of temperatures like heat, cold and noises a thousand times slower

Industrial-style steel windows

The modern version of the steel window has the same classic appearance, but is more energy efficient and versatile than ever before. The look of these iconic, slim framed, vast expanses of glass make the windows a popular choice, and something that will last for several years to come. Steel frame windows offer huge advantages as they allow for slim sightlines, and maximum structural potential to support large spans of glass. That aesthetically pleasing quality has drawn architects to steel windows for years.

The Importance of Thermally Broken Frames

When you are looking at the metal window and door options you may see the term ‘thermally broken’ or ‘non-thermally broken’ throughout the information you are reading. If you are not experienced in selecting or specifying steel frames this may be a foreign phrase to you but it is one that is very important when choosing the steel window/door system.

The beauty of steel patio doors

The beauty of using steel as a framing solution for a patio door is that the stronger material is able to give you a slimmer sightline than the same door size in aluminium or timber. This slim framing profile can then be used to create steel framed patio doors that have smaller frames and allow you to maximise the glass in the opening.

Create more space with interior steel partitions

While steel doors and windows are synonymous with rugged performance and slim sight-lines, the distinctive frames offered by Cotswold Casements are also increasingly being chosen to help create stylish interior spaces for locations such as restaurants, hotels and residential properties.

Choose heritage style Steel Windows and Doors

There are many choices when looking at new or refitted windows, doors and screens for both residential and commercial buildings. Yet the one material the specifier can be truly sure of in terms of longevity, flexibility and beauty is steel.

The Steel Window Myth Explained

There are many different profiles, which are all supplied by one supplier, a company called Montanstahl. They hot roll the steel to form the profiles used by window manufacturers. You will see the likes of W20, W30, W40, W40, W50TB etc used in the UK. (for architects only this bit: If you specify a Shueco aluminium window system, Shueco will ask one of their fabricators to manufacture and install it for them, as Shueco are the aluminium profile system producer. Montanstahl are the producer of the steel window profile systems.)

Beat burglars with steel windows and doors

The inherent strength of their frames means that steel windows are the best for safeguarding against unwanted intruders. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional ‘cottage’ style steel window, divided into small panes, with interlocked steel glazing bars.

Stylish, modern windows and partition screens

Stylish, modern, thermally broken windows with Cotswold Casements. Cotswold Casement's steel windows give you the best of both worlds: incredible flexibility and immense practicality.

Choose our Heritage Steel, Replacement Windows

Enhance your home with Cotswold Casement's heritage steel replacement windows. Our windows are Slimline and premium quality windows with style, security and energy efficiency. Our sleek and beautiful windows provide the perfect replacement for old steel windows.

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