Associated Steel Window Services Ltd

020-8665-5335

Condition Surveys and Reports

ASWS offer full condition reports for existing windows, often useful when deciding the scope of work and extent of refurbishment possible. Either during refurbishment works, at the request of heritage and planning department or in the pre-tender phase of a project. Our surveys include a report with individual window drawings with sizes, any breakages or repairs needed as well as itemized information about current glazing specifications and catalogued ironmongery schedules.

We can offer recommendations as to whether refurbishment is a viable option or if replacement should be considered, providing specifications and costs for these variations.

The finished report can then be used as both a tendering document or as a pre-start condition survey.

In-Situ Refurbishment

At the inception of a project we would complete a condition report which would give a detailed survey of all the windows and the level of works required. From there we are able to commence the 'Ease and Adjustment' of the windows until they are opening and closing smoothly. During this phase of works we would remove the ironmongery from the windows ready for polishing, burnishing or lacquering. The next step is to hack-out and re-glaze broken panes to the specification. Once the glazing has been completed the window is then ready for re-decoration, including a light rubdown and multi coat paint system. The fittings are then re-fixed to the finished window.

Full Refurbishment

Once again, a full Condition Report would be completed, from there the windows would be tagged and removed ready to be taken off site. Ironmongery is removed and sent for specialised polishing and laquering. We then shot-blast the windows back to bare metal in a controlled environment and apply a primer coat. At this stage any factory repairs required are affected, including straightening. The windows are returned to site and re-fixed back into the structural openings, ready for complete re-glazing and redecoration, using our 5 Coat System. The ironmongery would be re-fixed at the end of this process.

The benefits of Full Refurbishment are the potential for thermal and acoustic upgrades to the glazing, an excellent finish and to extend the lifespan of the windows by decades.

Replacement

When refurbishment is not an option and new windows are required, we can bring our knowledge to help decide which sections and glazing options suit the individual project. To find a deliverable and lasting solution.
We are able to supply and install new steel windows and doors using F7, W20 and W40 sections. All bespoke and designed with the individual project in mind.

Depending on the client's specifications we offer a full draught and approval process, to find the best solution we can offer. From there we can immediately begin to manufacture and ideally have the windows or doors on site within weeks. Once delivered to site one of our Site Managers would co-ordinate with the Main Contractor to facilitate the fixing of the new windows, using our experienced directly employed site team. Once installed the re-glazing can be undertaken to the specification required. The windows can come pre-decorated, using powder-coating or chemical blackening, or be painted in situ, again using our 5 Coat System.

As well as our more traditional projects, we are now seeing a higher demand for modern internal screens, to both create architectural features and functional break out zones within homes and offices. These can range from the use of opaque glass for shower enclosures, acoustic glass for meeting rooms and decorative glass for elegant partitions.

Despite the company name, we are not limited to steel window refurbishment and we have completed numerous replacement contracts involving both timber and aluminium as seen in our portfolio.