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      CommentAuthorrichy
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2017
     
    Need to source a thermally efficient Metal framed set of french doors with Georgian, slim glazing bars in a Art Deco style factory, industrial look a bit like the old Steel Crittall stuff, can anyone point me to a supplier or search terms that might overcome my complete blank on this?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2017 edited
     
    I would try ali clad wood from Europe with glazing bars that mimic Crittall

    Alternative would be a commercial system but the door frames would be a bit too big
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    You might like the look of Jansen Arte. https://www.jansen.com/en/building-systems/
    Can be obtained through polishinterior.com, but since brexit prices may have risen horribly.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2017 edited
     
    Long time since I met this need (mid 90s) but got a good result using then-standard 45mm aluminium windows (pics show before - with Crittalls - and after). The trick was to avoid putting any 2 opening lights edge-to-edge - corner-to-corner was OK.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2017 edited
     
    Before - Crittalls
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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2017
     
    Crittal now make thermally broken but only slim dg frames but with whatever glazing bars you want
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2017
     
    Should say - I remember - the 3 large GrdFl windows were not changed - so no wonder they look similar, before and after! The upper ones were the aluminium ones.
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    It looks to me as if some of the upper floor windows were not changed either - i.e. the ones on left and right in the old elevation.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2017 edited
     
    Aha - they look that good? Yes, they were changed. You can see the opening lights only-corner-to-corner principle.
    Genuine lead cames were applied to the DG units - none of that between-the-panes nonsense.
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    We used a company called Touchstone for our windows. They are powder coated stainless steel with very thin frames. Our house was a former mill and so the windows are quite narrow mullions, so we were trying to get the thinnest frames possible to maximise the light transmission from the windows. It also had a secondary effect that it gave the window an industrial look, which is ideal for a former mill building.

    The mill is listed, but the LBO was happy for us to fit the double glazed windows, especially as we fitted kiln glass which has ripples in it that mimics crown glass.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2017
     
    Looks good, potentially - but would like to see some sections and other tech - is there any?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2017
     
    fostertom asked: "Looks good, potentially - but would like to see some sections and other tech - is there any?"

    Did you look at the documents listed on:

    http://www.touchstoneglazing.co.uk/products-services/
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2017
     
    "manufactured using grade 304 “18/8” Stainless steel, which is all but immune to corrosion, is particularly good for use in coastal properties"

    Hmm, personally if I lived by the coast I'd be looking for 316 rather than 304! I'd be concerned by visions of rust streaks, even if the material doesn't actually rust away.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2017
     
    Posted By: djhDid you look at the documents listed ...
    yeah - all links lead to just blurbs
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