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Your Build - Spring 2018

Phase 2 Framing Your build Steel for 4 Phase 3 Phase 2 46 Season Spring 2018 Phase 1 Phase 2018 kitchen kudos Want your kitchen to have impact? Why not install ‘on-trend’ steel-framed glazed internal screens and windows? Stuart Judge, managing director of Crittall Windows, explores the options available ‘Metallics’ will be everywhere, say interior trend experts. So, if you’re revamping your kitchen, for glamour and elegance, you can’t go wrong with ‘on-trend’ steel partitioning screens and windows. Rather than putting in a dividing wall and blocking-out light, a great alternative is to install an interior steel screen, which lets light fl ood-in. Complementing fl ooring and décor, its refl ective properties make small areas seem bigger, add warmth, as well as a cosy feel to shady areas. The kitchen is the home’s focal point. So along with choosing the styling of cupboards, storage, worktops and appliances, and where you put the coffee station or breakfast bar, getting the windows and doors just right is important too. If you’re knocking down a brick or plasterboard wall, a steel frame screen is an ideal addition for maximising daylight in the kitchen and adjoining rooms. Steel is three times the strength of aluminium, and achieves strong, stylish frames combining slim profi les. This allows large expanses of glass, which brings in essential natural daylight, and visually enhances living space and functionality. The outside can be seamlessly, dramatically, fused with the inside living space, giving a sense of well-being through a clear view of the outdoors. Further dimension Crittall Windows brings a further dimension to a kitchen through its minimalist style windows, and its InnerVision glazed steel partitioning screens. Designed for modern living, they provide a sense of space and light with clean lines, subtle detailing, and excellent technical properties. Elegantly slender, the slim steel framing, with single or double opening doors, is unobtrusive. Natural illumination inside is maximised, while enhanced acoustic properties ensure privacy and reduced noise levels, without compromising on security. InnerVision steel frames can be powdercoated to your choice of RAL or BS colours. Each screen is bespoke to your application – panel shape and size, single or double glazing, decorative or obscure glass. www.crittall-windows.co.uk Natalie Benes, associate architect at Stiff+Trevillion, said: “Crittall’s windows are a great on-trend option if you want a light and airy feel with an industrial aesthetic. Their slender minimalist frames allow as much light as possible into a space, working well with contemporary architecture and in period properties. “Steel partitions can be used really successfully as divisions between, or within rooms, whilst still letting light and views through into adjoining spaces. They enable practical physical separations without making a space feel too small and enclosed.”


Your Build - Spring 2018
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