Crittall is an Essex based steel window company that have been around for almost three centuries. From 1919 to the 1980s, Critall manufactured ‘cottage windows’ for government housing schemes across the country. Many of these windows can still be seen on early 20th century council flat blocks, especially in London.

The trend for picture and floor to ceiling windows, as well as stricter conservation rules, has brought Crittall’s steel windows back into fashion and their traditional style windows especially, are in demand across the capital.

What are Crittall windows?

Crittall windows are steel framed galvanised windows that are polyester powder coated, which is electrostatically sprayed and baked on. This means that repainting windows is a thing of the past. One of their specialisms is replacing like-for-like windows on listed and heritage buildings.

How are they manufactured?

After the windows have been measured and designed, each Crittall window is hot-dipped galvanised to BS EN 1461: 2009; this ensures that the finished products are completely protected against corrosion. To ensure further durability they are given a Polyester powder coating to the thickness of at least 60 microns. Once they have gone through this process, they are assembled and shipped.

Why use steel windows?

Steel windows have been used in all types of buildings across the world for hundreds of years. The reason why architects love these windows is because:

  • Narrow sightlines
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Strength: they are stronger than any other material
  • Steel windows are easy to install

What kind of Crittall windows are there?

No matter what kind of house you have, you can find a Crittall product that works for you:

  • Homelight: this lets the maximum amount of light into your home. The strong, slim and elegant frames look great on any home. If energy-saving is important to your build then choose Homelight Plus. These windows are more energy-efficient and feature enhanced security.
  • Berkeley: these windows were created to replace existing 1920s and 1930s steel windows that were single pane. This modern incarnation of cottage windows features double glazing and enhanced security.
  • W20: this is what you need if you want to replace a wall with a window. Designed to transfer maximum levels of interior light using their minimalist profiles.
  • C2000: this contemporary style window has all the benefits of modern glazing technology with elegant slender styling. Designed as an alternative to less durable aluminium, it is pressure equalised and double weatherstripped for insulation and performance.

If you are looking for a great alternative to bi-folding doors on the back of your kitchen extension, then Crittall windows can also be made into panels with doors that open up into your garden. Whilst providing character to your home, they also let through just as much light as bi-folding doors.

If you want to expand your house with an extension then contact Simply Extend for a free site survey.

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