Steel vs. aluminium, what’s the difference?
Steel is generally 3x stronger than aluminium and less likely to deform or bend under weight, force or heat- making it resistant to different types of weather conditions.
What types of glass can we have?
We can accommodate for a wide variety of single glazed glass, safety glass where it is required by regulations. So that includes toughened, laminated, decorative such as broad reeded or other types. In double glazing we can do any type of combination that you would normally see in other types of joinery such as low E and argon filled if required.
How are steel frames made?
See the process of how steel is rolled here.
Can I pick a custom frame colour?
Our frames have full RAL availability, meaning if you’re after a specific colour- we can source it. Browse our extended colour range or send us a message if you can’t find the colour you’re after.
Can you recommend paint and finishes?
If you’re not sure about colours, our experts are always on standby to help with any recommendations you are after.
Do your steel windows and doors include glass?
All our steel windows and doors include glass provided by trusted local glaziers.
Do you offer installation and glazing services?
We offer installation services for small jobs, talk to us to see whether we can help. We work with trusted glaziers who provide a full range of glazing options.
Why is steel joinery so expensive?
The cost of steel joinery comes from the process as a whole, the materials are imported and cannot be made here, then the labour content is 2-3 times higher than aluminium and obviously because steel is a ferrous metal the corrosion protection process is far more extensive with usually a 4 stage process to protect the carbon steel from rusting.
Can you have steel joinery in coastal areas?
Yes, steel joinery can be used in coastal areas, our units go through a rigorous 4 stage corrosion protection process in order to prevent any rust. Obviously, like anything, it won’t last as long in a harsh coastal environment compared to an inland, low wind zone area so will require more maintenance just like your cladding and roofing that are also exposed to the salt water.
How thick are the profiles?
Depending on what suite you are going for, the profiles range from 22mm - 50mm with the W20 being the slimmest and the W50 TB being the largest.
What is the price of the door hardware?
We have a selection of options that we use regularly but until the job hardware is specified, we cannot quote on it. All standard items such as hinges, rollers and tracks are included.