of the most recognizable features of a Moderne
style home was the curved windows. The “sun-trap” windows allowed as
much sunlight into a room as possible.
a company based in Braintree, was a manufacturer that is strongly identified
with these windows. Hugely successful after the First
World War when there was a demand for a new window that was low-cost
and strong to handle the large sheets of glass that created that airy
cannot be replicated by aluminium, timber or plastic due to the fact
that steel is a very strong material and hence the frame of the window
can be a lot more slender than the alternatives, thus maximizing daylight
by incorporating greater areas of glazing. Anglia
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iron, cast iron or mild steel have been used to make metal windows
but it would probably been mild steel in the 1920's and 1930's houses.
If Metal windows are well looked after they can last for centuries
but with neglect, salt air and lack of protection rust and corrosion
can set in. With the introduction of Galvanized metal in the 1950's,
windows were dip coated into a solution that created a tough silvery
finish that could be painted.
of Iron Windows
and Refitting Iron Windows
Windows: The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
of aluminium window frames: Bricks and Brass
of metal windows By Peter Clement