A steel window survey from ASWS will save you time and may help secure you the tender!

With 60 years’ experience as a specialist steel window refurbishment and replacement company, ASWS is offering a valuable survey service to property owners, contractors and architects.

Known for their large, prestigious projects in the capital like Bush House and Hackney Town Hall, part of ASWS’s company ethos is the continual support and guidance for clients.  ASWS has seen a rise in the number of landlords and architects employing the company’s services to obtain detailed, expert guidance they can submit with tender information packages to help them secure accurate costs for their projects.  In addition, several main contractors utilise this service to assist in offering all options of refurbishment and/or replacement to their clients.  With a greater emphasis on planning, a good facade scheme can go a long way for a contractor or architect in creating a good relationship with local planning authorities.

Working mainly on listed buildings, ASWS begins a survey by gathering together as much information on the current state of the building in question.  The first step is to track down any available drawings and photographs of the outside of the building and using these to put together an initial information pack before visiting the site to conduct a thorough survey of the current state of the existing windows.  During the site visit ASWS inspects every individual window, photographing and sketching it, and notes the state of the glazing, any missing ironmongery and the state of the steel frames.  This results in a detailed description of every window and allows ASWS to put together a generalised summary of the overall task backed up with more specific information on what absolutely essentially needs to be replaced, what would be desirable and any further improvements and upgrades that could be made, while all the time mindful of planning requirements for the specific building.

The survey and the information gained can then be collated to produce a comprehensive bill of quantities and a specification document for pricing purposes, which can be invaluable in the preparation of cost plans and project budgets.

The surveys have proven popular with architects and contractors in London and the South East but ASWS doesn’t rule out other areas!

Quadrant Arcade

The redevelopment of the Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street has topped the retail category in the New London Awards 2019, with Associated Steel Window Services

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Bush House NWW

The detailed repair and maintenance work undertaken by ASWS on Bush House, part of a former broadcasting premises on London’s Aldwych, has not only helped

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ASOS Phase A

ASWS were appointed by ISG plc to complete the window refurbishment to the new ASOS Headquarters in Watford during 2017. After completing an initial survey

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Heals

A landmark on London’s Tottenham Court Road, the Heal’s building is Grade II Listed. When it came to a major refurbishment and refit of the

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Harrods

ASWS were appointed to design, draw and manufacture a number of windows for the Harrods building in Knightsbridge in 2017. Having completed Heals in 2015,

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Selfridges

In 2016 we were appointed by a Joint Venture of Sir Robert McAlpine/Blue Sky Buildings to refurbish and reglaze the heritage façade to the rear

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1 Cabot Square

ASWS were very pleased to be asked by ISg to help facilitate the major refurbishment of Credit Suisse head office, in Canary Wharf, over the

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21 Glasshouse Street

ASWS are pleased to announce that they have completed the contract to undertake the repair, refurbishment and decoration of the Grade II Listed façade windows

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Alexandra House

Alexandra House is a Grade II Listed building which has recently been converted to accommodate the expansion of St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

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ASOS Phase B

We were very pleased to once again be invited back to ASOS by ISg plc, this time to complete Phase B, which was the new

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