How To Install Crittall Steel Windows

This is a video created by Crittall Windows as a guide to all fixing teams on how to correctly install steel windows. The video may be a few years old, but the techniques required are exactly the same.  

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Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery. But, Can You Pass the Chip Butty Test?

When I was growing up, there was an advertising campaign for a brand of margarine which claimed it was better than butter because it contained butter – oh how we laughed. Today, margarine and blended products (or yellow fat spreads as the UK Food Standards Agency so temptingly refers to them) are still playing catch up with butter, as can […]

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Crittall Windows Archive Secrets To Be Revealed

Crittall Windows Ltd, Braintree District Museum Trust Ltd and Braintree District Council are excited to announce a joint project to research and develop the Crittall company archive held at Braintree District Museum. The Archive contains over 2,000 documents, catalogues and photographs illustrating the growth and development of a local ironmonger to worldwide window manufacturer. The project will fund a young […]

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More Thoughts On Energy Efficient Windows

In an effort to find out more about energy efficient windows, and justify Country Life’s description of me, in a recent article, as “Our expert”, I decided to bite the bullet, and invest in some. After several hours of trial-and-error, a lot of cursing, and a fair bit of beer to lubricate the brain cells, I finally admitted defeat.I could not […]

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A-Rated Windows – The Emperor’s New Clothes?

This article started off as a rant, fortunately I was too busy to put my initial thoughts down in words. I decided I am too young to be classed as a “grumpy old man.” The reason for my ire? I realised I have been duped. Duped by the British Fenestration Rating Council, and their Windows Energy Rating Scheme. Early last […]

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Crittall Windows Retain the City Character

95 Gresham Street is a gem in the heart of the City of London. The £35 million refurbishment of the site makes extensive and impressive use of glass and steel to contrast with the existing external facade of Portland Stone. And for the glazing element, Crittall Windows supplied and installed its Corporate 2000 and W20 profiles for optimum visual impact […]

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Steel Windows Then and Now

Ask most people in the United Kingdom about steel windows, and they will talk about the ubiquitous, mass-produced standard metal window.   A much smaller number will mention the use of the Universal Casement in the inspirational designs created by the world’s foremost architects.      Steel windows were used by Frank Lloyd Wright at Fallingwater, regarded by many as […]

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A-Rated Windows, Who Do They Really Benefit?

I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me they know what’s best for me, I instinctively reach down and check that my wallet is still in my pocket. When it’s a double glazing salesman, I check that I still have a pocket. I was reading a post by The Double Glazing Blogger about the effect that the introduction […]

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