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A successful first Steel Window Association Awards 2024

June 2024

A successful first Steel Window Association Awards 2024

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Pictured are Kris Bennell, President of the association and Contracts Director ofAssociated Steel Window Servicesand Darren Lloyd, Vice President of the association and Managing Director ofGovette Windows.

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Pictured is a snippet of the winning projects. 

The winners of the inauguralSteel Window Association(SWA) Awards have been announced at a ceremony in County Hall, London. These new awards have been created to highlight impressive residential and commercial projects which incorporate steel windows, doors and screens. The members of the SWA comprise the very best companies in the industry and they assembled to celebrate their achievements, old and new.

Kris Bennell, President of the SWA, started proceedings with a short speech before handing over to John Ramshaw, Technical Editor ofArchitecture Today, the awards judge, who announced the winners of the Best Domestic and Best Commercial Projects and an Associated member award.

The winners are....

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Pictured are John Ramshaw, Technical Editor of Architecture Today and Darren Lloyd, Managing Director of Govette Windows and winner of Best Domestic Project. 

Govette Windowswon Best Domestic Project for a house extension in Weybridge, Surrey. "This project impressed in terms of its architectural response - the fenestration perfectly complements the building's brick and metal skin, while also letting in daylight and prompting views out in all the right places. It also hints at a bygone industrial age, that seems to suit the style of the existing Edwardian house." John Ramshaw.

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Pictured are John Ramshaw and Andy Bawn, Managing Director of West Leigh and winner of Best Commercial Project.

West Leighwon Best Commercial Project with the Voysey House, a project which demonstrated what can be achieved when a committed client and a highly knowledgeable and experienced window manufacturer work together. The overall result is stunning, with West Leigh playing a crucial role inreturning an architecturally significant building back to its original aesthetic, while providing modern levels of performance." John Ramshaw.

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Pictured are John Ramshaw and James Barrett, Managing Director of Steel Window Fittings and winner of the Associated Award. 

Steel Window Fittingswas presented with the Associated Award as the company's ironmongery was used in both the winning Best Domestic Project and the Best Commercial Project.

Kris Bennell, President of the SWA comments, "It has been great to highlight the winning projects and see the members being presented with a well-deserved award. This event has also provided us all with a fantastic opportunity to network with our industry peers and hear everyone's thoughts on the industry - we are all predicting a booming year next year. We hope to have another successful awards event in 2025 where we expect even more entries from our members!"

There will be further media material developed on the winning projects which will go into more detail.

For further information on the Steel Window Association or if you're interested in becoming a member, please

Editors' notes

SWA members have exclusive access to a range of collectively developed energy- rated systems which are compliant with building regulations and that are recognised by theBritish Fenestration Rating Council(BFRC). The SWA also works in cooperation with both the British and European standards agencies, window research bodies and other influential organisations; includingFENSAand as mentioned above, theConstruction Products Associationand theGlass & Glazing Federation.  Members of the Steel Window Association offer a UK wide service for the refurbishment, repair and replacement of various types of old metal windows, doors and screens, as well as being able to manufacture new fenestration which fully meets the requirements of the building regulations.

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