Metwin are experts in the restoration of steel windows and doors, with a vast understanding in projects involving listed buildings and properties in conservation areas.
Key to restoring properties with a special historical or architectural interest is preserving the original look, character and integrity of the building so that it’s history can be passed onto future generations.
With an in-house workshop and a team of expert welders and casement makers, Metwin are able to refurbish existing installations in full, or craft bespoke components for partial restorations and repairs. This includes fabricating custom modern steel sections to bring period windows back to life, whilst maintaining the original look and feel of the installation.
We also offer a range of servicing and general maintenance solutions that help improve the function and longevity of windows and doors. These include silicone draught proofing, gasket and ironmongery replacement, straightening of frames and re-glazing.
Some noteworthy listed properties we have worked on include the Savoy Hotel in London, famous for its Art Deco style; and the Victorian Norman Shaw House at Westminster.
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why restore a steel window?
Window restoration significantly increases the lifespan of steel windows and doors when planning regulations prevent the fitting of new installations. Where possible a modern weather seal can also be incorporated to improve draught-proofing and insulation.
Due to the nature of restoration, the approach to each project is completely bespoke. Below are just a few examples of the installations we have worked with.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
TO restoring windows
Carefully remove composite steel window
Remove existing glazing and ironmongery where required
Clean ironmongery and keep safe for reinstatement
Carry out steel section repairs, drill fixing holes and make adjustments as necessary
Shot blast frames to remove any coating or corrosion
Carry out any rust or section repairs required
Galvanising and addition of polyester powder coating
Re-fix existing ironmongery
Return windows to site, fix and glaze