Cropthorne Court in Maida Vale is the only residential building designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the famous English architect. Its owners approached West Leigh in an attempt to resolve planning issues which had held up the project for years.
A total of 555 windows, typically measuring 1300 x 1600 mm, were manufactured and installed during the contract.
The W20 steel-framed windows were all hot-dip galvanized and finished in a white polyester powder coat paint. They were glazed with 4-8-4 IG units containing an inner leaf of low-emissivity glass and Krypton gas filling, in order to meet the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations.
The main strength of W20 steel sections is their versatility. Steel windows using this section can be manufactured as hinged open In or out windows, vertical or horizontal pivot windows that swing through 180 degrees) and hinged open In or open out doors (single or double).
The other major benefit is that should the project require glazing bars then we can supply true steel 'T' bars. These can be internally or externally glazed complete with a beading system for single glazing or up to 16 mm double glazing. This system is therefore ideally suited for commercial projects where small pane glazing is required (such as dockside apartments/commercial buildings, etc).