At Metwin, we are dedicated to ensuring that the original façade of a building is preserved through its steel windows and doors. These features are fundamental to the lasting character of old or listed buildings, and our commitment to restoring these features without leaving a discernible modern mark has enabled us to safeguard numerous historic landmarks and listed buildings against untimely damage.
Steel window restoration significantly increases the lifespan of windows and doors when planning regulations prevent the fitting of new installations. Where possible, a modern weather seal can also be incorporated into the existing window in order to improve draught-proofing and insulation.
The key to metal window refurbishment on properties that hold a special historical or architectural interest is preserving the original look, character and integrity of the fitting and, by extension, the building, so that its history can be passed onto future generations.
A delicate balance of sympathy to the original design and understanding how to improve its function within the property is fundamental to keeping the original character and style of the product.
Above all else, we aim to preserve the look of properties with a special historical or architectural interest, maintaining the character and integrity of the building. With an in-house workshop and a team of expert welders and casement makers, we can 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 remaining true to the original look and feel of the installation.
This is one of the most effective ways of reclaiming the original façade of a building that has suffered over the years and lost original features. While it requires a great deal of finesse, our case studies demonstrate that preserving the unique charm of a building through a combination of modern and traditional methods can be used to great effect.
We also offer a range of servicing and general maintenance solutions that help improve the function and longevity of steel windows and doors. These include silicone draught proofing, gasket and ironmongery replacement, straightening of frames and re-glazing.
Metwin are experts in door and metal window refurbishment, with a vast understanding of listed buildings and conservation areas, from traditional art deco and Georgian styles to world-renowned Crittall designs, our collective knowledge is extensive, as is our hands-on experience with window restoration.
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. Our expertise has also been enlisted at the London Zoo landmark, Lord Snowdon’s Aviary, and the Streamline Modern Comet Hotel in Hatfield.
Our services are available for listed buildings, offices, commercial properties and private residential homes.
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Whether you run a listed landmark in the centre of London, or simply want us to apply our knowledge to a steel window or door on a private property, we undertake every single project with the same commitment to preserving the original charm and integrity of the design, without allowing modern methods to interfere with the end result. For any queries relating to metal window restoration, get in touch with us for a quote or free, no obligation advice from our experienced team.