Crittall® Windows and Doors are made by Crittall Windows Limited based in Essex and are made from steel.
The major problem of steel is the prohibitive cost. Other potential problems are rust, maintenance demands, condensation, weight, thermal performance including heat loss and long lead times.
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|*new steel is typically 3 to 4 times more expensive than Alitherm Heritage aluminium|
...trumps the 'Crittall' type systems on thermal performance and cost.
The benefits of modern, secure, thermally efficient aluminium windows with the heritage and character of traditional steel at a fraction of the cost.read more
We are very happy with the 40 plus windows and doors Marlin supplied and fitted at our house . The Alitherm Heritage range looks fantastic.
The final products, we chose Heritage doors and windows, look stunning..
Choose aluminium Alitherm Heritage Doors for new and Crittall® steel door replacement projects.
The benefits of modern, secure, thermally efficient aluminium doors with the heritage and character of traditional steel at a fraction of the cost.read more
We ordered Aluminium Steel replacement 'crittal' type French Patio doors and Windows. They are absolutely beautiful.
My French doors and windows are beautiful
At the time of writing Crittall® do not currently offer a bi-fold door option.
Choose Heritage Bi-fold doors as a modern alternative to Crittall® steel doors or classic heritage French doors.
Retro steel style design in Aluminium with modern strength and exceptional thermal performance designed to work in perfect harmony with Alitherm Aluminium Heritage door and window range.Read more
Divide internal areas of any size or shape with elegant steel-look framework.
Create new internal spaces for a wide range of applications with single, double, pivot and sliding door configurations.read more
Alitherm Heritage have received consent and been used to replace windows and doors in listed buildings.
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...really helpful with all my technical queries, which helped make sure my orders were mm perfect and the doors all went in smoothly...
They look great - will do it all again in our next house!
Super customer service, they actually answer the phone and call back promptly if they’re not available... very helpful throughout with technical advice.
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