Move over PVC bi-fold doors, it’s all about stylish, black steel framed doors and windows! The traditional variety are generally known to be thermally inefficient and expensive. However, there are many new companies on the market, whose products can be much more thermally efficient and cost effective, and we’ve listed some below to get you started.
How much do steel doors and windows cost?
As size and performance requirements affect the cost so greatly, it’s worthwhile getting quotes from different companies.
However, as a benchmark, the lowest quote we got for external french doors with two fixed panels either side was for £6370 + VAT, which came from Urban Steel Designs for dimensions 3200 (w) x 2400 (h). £7080 + VAT was the next lowest.
Urban Steel Designs
This company offers some really beautiful products using the traditional industrial-style steel profiles. Black steel-framed doors and windows are usually chosen by clients for their striking design aesthetic and, with this in mind, it’s worth spending time looking at the different window patterns, profiles and ironmongery. We’d highly recommend having chat with these guys – they really know their stuff and can help with the design and planning process (alongside your architect if you have one).
Urban Steel Designs also have very quick lead times of 8-10 weeks, and are able to return an estimate for your project within 24 hours. Their Design process to site survey can take as little as 48 hours.
Here are some of their past projects for inspiration:
Their extensive repertoire of black steel framed glazing products are designed and manufactured in Switzerland, fabricated in Poland, offering a product that is very high quality, yet cost effective in comparison to other similar companies:
“We offer a completely bespoke service and our product is technologically superior to [the well known traditional brand]. We use a single sheet of glass with stuck on bars, achieving a slim, industrial look and our products are ideal for utilising natural light in interior designs. You can go for a minimalist design with no glazing bars and standard/non standard glazing bar arrangement.”
- External profiles are thermally broken.
- Suits glass thickness of up to 28mm (including fire rated, acoustic or special toughened glass)
- Fire rated profiles available up to EL30 – Acoustic Rated profiles available up to 38db
- Lead times 10-14 weeks
- Cost estimates within a day
- Pivot doors – Sliding doors – Single and french doors – Partition screens – Windows – Bifolding doors
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a fast, free quotation for your job.
Other black steel door companies:
Fabco Santuary – this company have done some stunning projects – https://www.fabcosanctuary.com/
Duration – these are actually aluminium but they say they are half the price so worth a look! https://www.duration.co.uk/Heritage-Windows.asp
IQ Glass – their Mondrian range is perfect for internal walls and room dividers – https://www.iqglassuk.com/products/mondrian-internal-steel-framed-doors/s14960/
The Green Window Company – have both aluminium and steel versions – https://www.thegreenwindowcompany.co.uk/steel-door-gallery/4561534949
Hedgehog Aluminium – even have bi-folds – https://www.hedgehogaluminium.com/product-types/steel-look-bi-fold-doors/s18664/
Bronze Casements – a similar look, but these guys do it in bronze! https://www.bronzecasements.com/
How to get the right look with steel doors and windows
Inspiration from Design for Me architects
A rear extension using black framed steel doors and skylights
Steel framed bifold doors with fixed glazing above
Interior black steel framed doors between a bedroom and dressing room
Interior black steel framed doors between hall and living area
Black steel framed skylights over a side return extension
Bifold doors with thin black metal steel frame
Bright, light extension maximising the slim plan of this house using thin framed black steel doors and skylights
Super thin framed black sliding doors
Black steel framed doors to side and rear extension
Black steel framed interior doors to kitchen renovation
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