Crittall windows and doors are truly distinctive and timeless, so if they are installed in your home or commercial premises you will undoubtedly want to do everything to preserve their look.
First developed in the 1880s, these iconic steel frame windows feature slim, attractive frames that never lose their popularity. But, as with every element of our property, there does come a time when you will need to think about replacing your Crittall windows. So, what are your options?
Firstly, you will need to consider any local restrictions that will determine what you can and cannot do. Crittall windows are often associated with Art Deco style buildings, but they actually feature in many different types of residential, commercial and public buildings. If your property is listed or located in a conservation area, your options may be limited and an exact (or as near as) replacement may be a stipulation. In other cases, you will be able to consider other window options which we will come onto.
A steely alternative to a leading brand
Just as the company name Hoover is synonymous with vacuum cleaners, Crittall is a brand that has become a byword for steel windows. But it is one of a number of options you have at your disposal – there are certainly alternatives. It means that you don’t need to restrict your thinking to like-for-like Crittall replacements – several other approaches will deliver equally outstanding results.
James Price Structural Glazing offers its own UK-made replacement steel windows which perfectly replicate the beauty and visual appeal of Crittall windows. These are all designed and manufactured by our steel window specialist partner to meet customer requirements with perfection.
These bespoke steel frames provide the structure as well as style to allow light to flood into any property. Whether brand new or replacement windows, these will enhance your home in a number of ways, not least helping to reduce energy consumption, increasing security and noise reduction.
You will also be able to choose from a variety of hardware options, including handles and custom hinges, and the type of glass. And like most products from James Price Structural Glazing, our steel window and door frames can be powder coated in more than 150 different colours to achieve whatever look you are seeking.
Might you switch from steel to slimline aluminium windows?
Crittall windows don’t always have to be replaced with steel windows – providing planning restrictions allow for alternatives. But that doesn’t mean replacing slimline elegance with chunky, ugly frames.
In addition to bespoke steel windows, James Price Structural Glazing offers a range of aluminium window and door solutions that have their own visual appeal. With slimline aluminium framing, you can still minimise the window or door frame and maximise light transmission, with the frames also available in more than 150 colours.
Aluminium windows are renowned for their excellent aesthetics and with today’s advanced profile systems they offer superior thermal performance too for low energy, more sustainable homes and buildings.
And you are not constrained by size with aluminium. Such is the structural strength of our slimline aluminium sliding door systems from market-leaders Cortizo and AluK that it is possible to create large doors up to 4m wide with a surrounding frame which is as little as 21mm – this gives a virtually frameless look.
Explore your steel window replacement options
There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to replacing Crittall windows, so the best way forward is to start by talking to steel window and door specialists.
James Price Structural Glazing will guide you to the perfect solution, so you and your property can benefit fully from our experience, technical knowledge and craftsmanship.
To discuss your project or your ideas please contact us.