Broken-plan homes are popular as they give the appearance of more space while still maintaining separate areas. This can be often achieved through the use of internal screens. Steel is the perfect material for these internal screens as it is strong and sturdy, and allows for plenty of natural light flow throughout the home.
A trendy steel internal door is ideal for replacing a non-load bearing wall between the living area and kitchen. It still provides two separate rooms but does not compromise on the natural light available. Although most popular between a living room and kitchen, any two spaces can be divided with steel screens. The internal partition can be made from steel windows and steel doors to allow design flexibility and practical functionality. Door thresholds are not necessary so the finished floor is uninterrupted by the new fittings and simply leaves a perfect stylish passage for light between the two rooms.
Steel framed windows can also be used as shower screens in the bathroom, maximising the amount of natural light into the shower cubicle. And, as weather seals can be employed to ensure a fully waterproof enclosure, it’s a great alternative to a shower curtain.
With plenty of design options available, steel windows can be used in a number of ways throughout the home. Each structure offers solidity without being overpowering and exposes more areas of the home to sun light, reducing the amount of blue light used and allowing homeowners to reap the benefits of natural light, such as improvement in productivity, a boost in Vitamin D, and a lower costing energy bill.
W20 profiles are the preferred choice when it comes to internal screens. The glazing bars are a mere 28mm wide leaving the biggest area possible for glass between them, opening up the most passages for natural light to enter a space. Internal steel screens are highly versatile and can include windows or doors up to a height of 2.4m.
Members of the Steel Window Association offer a UK wide service for the repair and replacement of various types of old metal windows, doors and screens, as well as being able to manufacture new fenestration which fully meets the requirements of the Building Regulations. Choosing an SWA member to manufacture and install your steel windows and doors ensures that you are receiving the highest standard of fabrication, installation and customer service.
For further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit www.steel-window-association.co.uk or call 020 8543 2841.