Crittall Windows Ltd

Crittall Windows Ltd
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Wednesday 26 June 2013

Use Recovery Mode To Fix a Dead Nexus 7

Nexus 7 Recovery Mode This is a bit off my normal topics, but I am an IT Manager, and this appears to be a "feature" of the Nexus 7. Plenty of people are being hit by this design flaw. My Nexus 7 bricked last night. That is, it wouldn't switch on, it wouldn't charge - there were no signs of life at

Tuesday 25 June 2013

The History of Crittall Windows in a Timeline

Announcing The Crittall Prize

US Architects can win a trip to the UK by winning the prestigious new annual award

Crittall Steel Windows are delighted to announce The Crittall Prize, a prestigious new annual award for best use of Crittall steel windows in a North American construction project.

A distinguished panel of judges will be convened to decide the winner of the award, who will receive a specially commissioned Dartington Crystal bowl, and a trip to London, including a visit to Crittall Windows headquarters.

For more information see Guidelines and Terms and Conditions

The Crittall Prize Brochure is available to download here

Friday 7 June 2013

Two newly published brochures available for download from Crittall Windows

Crittall Windows have published two new documents, and they are available for download from our website.
The Consumers' Brochure, which is designed to show how the same steel windows which have been used in iconic buildings around the world can enhance your home, is available to download here

The Crittall Duralife Standard Colour Guide is available to download here

Friday 15 February 2013

How to Install Crittall Steel Windows (Video)

This is a video that we created to be used 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.

Monday 21 January 2013

Silent Witness - Crittall Windows Steel The Show

On Friday 18th January, the latest episode of Silent Witness showed scenes shot around London University's School of Oriental Studies, where Crittall Windows has recently completed a replacement windows scheme in partnesrship with Overbury.

In the words of Alan Ivory, the Overbury Site Manager, "Take a look out in the background, and you might see some of that great repointing on elevation B that was done by Eddie from PAYE, as well as, of course, the sparkling Crittall windows.

The whole episode can be viewed on BBC iPlayer...

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Crittall windows for Iconic London landmark

The Old Building at the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies in London has a new appearance, thanks to a replacement window scheme involving Crittall Windows. The original building on Russell Square was designed in the late 1930s by Charles Henry Holden, best known for his designs of underground stations.

Being Grade II listed, the upgrade specified like for like replacement - and in this case, this involved the removal of existing Crittall steel profiles from their decaying timber subframes and the installation of new high performance steel Corporate W20 units.

The scheme is part of an on-going plan to upgrade the SOAS campus, with the new Crittall windows serving a dual purpose; maintaining the overall visual appearance of the architecture and significantly improving the thermal performance. As the doors and windows span five storeys, new double glazed contemporary windows that comply with stringent conservation and environmental requirements will make a noticeable difference on heat gain and maintenance costs. In addition, they provide a timeless aesthetic quality to the architecture, without overshadowing the prominence of the structure itself.

A selection of side hung and open out vents were installed, together with horizontal and vertical pivots, louvres and fixed lights, all in a uniform RAL cream colour to heighten the visual appeal.

Architects Kendall Kingscott were responsible for the project with Overbury appointed as main contractors. The work was completed on time and to schedule, with the Crittall installers managing the work so smoothly and deftly that they were awarded Overbury's contractor of the month award for their  'flexible approach and professionalism '.