Original metal windows date back to medieval times, made from wrought iron by blacksmiths. It wasn’t until 1856 that a new production process for hot-rolled steel was introduced. Steel windows were widely used in construction from 1912 to 1964, where the window manufacturer ‘Crittal’ became the most well-known ‘classic’ steel casement window manufacturers of their time. The drawbacks of steel windows came in the form of their weight and cost. Aluminium was only considered and utilised for window manufacturing in the 1950s, as it had become relatively cost-effective as well as being lightweight yet strong, low maintenance and incredibly recyclable.
Aluminium weighs 67% less than steel
Today’s homeowners can enjoy the best of both worlds, with thermally broken ‘A rated’ aluminium steel replica windows that offer traditional steel aesthetics without any of the drawbacks.
Maximise light and space with lightweight steel effect renovation alternatives
Whether you’re looking to create a real statement through first class interior design or renovate a historical building by matching authentic timeless steel window frames, the Aluco brand offers the most iconic architectural steel replacement windows around.
The Aluco ‘Elegance’ classic steel replacement windows
The Aluco Elegance range takes its inspiration directly from Art Deco and industrial characteristics, expertly ingraining 21st Century performance within its stunning structure. Sleek, slimline and engineered with precision, the Aluco Elegance range is thermally sound, secure and can be enjoyed for many decades to come.