Is it time you gave your glazing an upgrade? Are you wanting to create a more eco-friendly and energy-efficient home? If you find your heating bills are climbing each year, and feel your home is becoming draughty and uncomfortable, your glazing might be on its last legs. Replacing your glazing is a fairly big undertaking, but also a great opportunity to give your property’s exterior a brand new look, and not to mention bring those heating bills down! If you’re looking to give your home a makeover with industrial style steel-look windows and doors, keep reading, as we’re giving you the lowdown on this style of glazing which might actually be way more affordable than you first thought…
How can I achieve industrial style doors and windows on a budget?
The industrial style look has been a key trend for many years now, and is definitely set to stick around for many more to come! When it comes to this style of glazing, aluminium works really well to emulate the ‘New York loft’ style vibe and when teamed with Georgian style glazing bars, well, you’ve got the perfect industrial style doors and windows!
But aren’t they super expensive? Traditionally, yes, they can be costly, but as we mentioned, aluminium is a great material for this style of glazing which means you don’t have to go down the expensive route of steel windows. We also now offer Georgian bars as an extra for almost all of our glazing styles which actually make this design much more affordable! If you’re planning a big renovation project, or perhaps even a self-build, you may also be interested to discover our flexible finance options to help spread the cost of your glazing.
Check out this example of our Aluminium KustomFold bifold doors teamed with glazing bars for that industrial look – we LOVE:
Why choose steel-look aluminium windows?
Good question, with so many design options and styles available, it can be tricky to narrow it down and make your final choice. If you’re looking to make a real statement with your glazing then you should definitely consider a steel-look window! They’re highly desirable and sought after, adding curb appeal and interest to your property. You can also enjoy a slick slimline frame and all of the amazing benefits that aluminium brings, speaking of which…
Is aluminium a good choice of material for doors and windows?
Absolutely! Aluminium is a fantastic material choice for your doors and windows as not only does it offer a contemporary look and feel for your home it also boasts all of these benefits:
- It’s a recyclable material which makes it an eco-friendly choice
- It’s super-strong giving you more choice of frames
- Thanks to new technologies, aluminium boasts fantastic thermal performance
- It’s incredibly durable and will stand the test of time
- It’s highly resistant to rust
- You can also benefit from a choice of any RAL colour, though, black tends to be the more popular choice with the steel look!
See, we told you aluminium was a great choice! Check out our material blogs to find out more.
Are industrial style steel-look doors and windows energy efficient?
We’ve already touched on this but YES, the good news is that with Kloeber, you can be sure that your new industrial windows and doors will absolutely be energy efficient. All of our glazing products boast high thermal performance and low U-values with our Heritage windows made from thermally broken aluminium with a double or triple glazing option. You can enjoy reduced heating bills and a cosy home, yippee.
Can the industrial style of doors and windows work in period properties?
Yes! In fact, this style offers the perfect combination of old meets new and can work extremely well in traditional homes as well as more modern properties too. The property below integrates our casement windows with traditional style brickwork seamlessly, and if you still need convincing – just check out this blog on making aluminium windows work in a period property.
What industrial style of doors and windows do you offer?
We’re so pleased you asked! Here, there are a couple of different options available. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Heritage Windows – Heritage is one of our newest ranges and perfect for achieving that industrial steel look with the addition of glazing bars. Our Heritage windows offer a slimline 70.5mm frame depth and boast thermally efficient U-values of 1.2 Wm2K. Our Heritage windows are also a highly secure option with reverse espaq locks and Document Q approval. We love how this client contrasted their Heritage windows with a bright and cheery front door. What a smart home exterior!
Heritage French and single doors – We also have this Heritage design available as French and single doors. Offering the same chic industrial look with high thermal performance and security. These look beautiful on both new and old properties as demonstrated below! Let the natural light flood in and add a real statement to the home with these stunning doors.
Adding glazing bars – And here we have our other option, adding bars to our other glazing options, giving you much more choice and flexibility. This client did just that with their bifold and French doors, and don’t they look incredible?!
Have these projects got you feeling inspired? Why not check out our other blogs for more home improvements inspiration including:
- Heritage vs Über aluminium casement windows
- A complete guide to windows: your FAQs answered
- French vs Bifold doors
- A guide to French doors
If you have any further questions regarding our Heritage range or any of our glazing products, you can contact our friendly team by calling 01487 740044 or emailing us at email@example.com.