The Steel Window Association has concluded its first ever awards event, in County Hall, London, with trophies for Best Domestic and Best Commercial projects as well as Associated Member for the ironmongery provider on both projects.

Awards judge John Ramshaw, technical editor of Architecture Today, presented the awards to Govette Windows as Domestic winner, West Leigh as Commercial and ironmongery supplier Steel Window Fittings as Associated winner.

The judge said of Govette’s project, a house extension in Weybridge, Surrey: “This project impressed in terms of its architectural response – the fenestration perfectly complements the building’s brick and metal skin, while also letting in daylight and prompting views out in all the right places. It also hints at a bygone industrial age, that seems to suit the style of the existing Edwardian house.”

West Leigh’s Project was Voysey House: “A project which demonstrated what can be achieved when a committed client and a highly knowledgeable and experienced window manufacturer work together. The overall result is stunning, with West Leigh playing a crucial role in returning an architecturally significant building back to its original aesthetic, while providing modern levels of performance.” Said John Ramshaw.

Kris Bennell, President of the SWA said: “It has been great to highlight the winning projects and see the members being presented with a well-deserved award. This event has also provided us all with a fantastic opportunity to network with our industry peers and hear everyone’s thoughts on the industry – we are all predicting a booming year next year. We hope to have another successful awards event in 2025 where we expect even more entries from our members!”

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