Yet the one material the specifier can be truly sure of in terms of longevity, flexibility and beauty is steel.
Each steel bespoke window and internal/external door will last more than 100 years and artisans pride themselves on superb quality in refurbishment/refitting projects. Of course, heritage, listed and conservation projects demand steel; yet the wave of popularity for steel in new and retrofit schemes continues to roll.
Steel is perfect for today’s architectural trends – narrow sight lines, slim profiles, huge glass areas and larger frames – and it’s a sustainable material. A steel window, screen or door is not an off-the-shelf product; it is handcrafted so the choices are limitless.
We are riding on a wave of new-found popularity in Steel Windows and Doors due to their slender lines, strong aesthetics and unique characteristics. A lot of private homeowners who are carrying out extensions and refurbishment projects want to use Steel products. They love to do the unusual. At West Leigh we are seeing architects having great faith in the product and using it instead of aluminium bi-folding doors for example as they are starting to really want the steel look.
West Leigh work ranges from replica refurbishment and in-situ repair to the fabrication and installation of new, high-performance fenestration and door sets. Products are manufactured in the UK using a British-based supply chain and meet all necessary building regulations.
At West Leigh we respond to a huge demand among consumers for bespoke internal glazed partitions in, for example, kitchens, showers and wine cellars. Steel screens help give excellent visibility, let in maximum light and provide solidity without being visually overpowering. A slender steel glazing bar provides strength and the greatest possible area for glass. Designers can also incorporate sliding and pocket doors or entire sliding screen sections; and door thresholds are unnecessary so the finished floor is uninterrupted. In addition, West Leigh products have passed the fire testing regulation – BS 476 Part 22 30/0 – meaning it can offer the same design aesthetic but with fire-resistant glazing.