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Steel windows re-invent 1830s warehouse buildings

5 Oct 2017
Case study

The Clement Windows Group is delighted to have manufactured and installed steel windows from its W20 range for the Comet Works in Birmingham’s Princip Street.

The original warehouse buildings in the city’s industrial Gun Quarter have been converted by building re-animator Javelin Block into 20 impressive residential units, including lofts, apartments and mews houses.  The Clement W20 range was specified for its ability to provide an almost exact match to the original metal windows while offering modern advantages such as double glazing and a very long-lasting polyester powder paint coating requiring minimal maintenance.

The Comet Works comprises five buildings which were constructed in the 1830s and were home to a variety of trades such as a manufacturer of bullet clips for Spitfires and Haden, a motorbike manufacturer.

Nigel Birch, Owner of the Contractors on this project, Springworth (Building & Interiors) Ltd, commented:

“The Comet Works is a striking set of buildings that stand as a testament to Birmingham’s industrial past.  Clement’s steel windows were the perfect windows product for the reinvention of these buildings, providing a strong heritage look as well as sound 21st century innovation and performance.”

Clement manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors and screens for both private residences and commercial projects.  They provide a complete service – from the provision of technical drawings through to manufacture, installation and after sales support - whether the project is a traditional restoration project, one involving Listed Buildings or Conservation Areas, or a new build.  They also manufacture a selection of conservation rooflights, available bespoke or from stock in either a tile or a slate profile.

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