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An innovative thermally broken steel window system combines traditional aesthetics with 21st century environmental performance at Trinity College, Oxford

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Crittall T60 windows and doors at Adam Architecture's Levine Building, Trinity College, Oxford.
Crittall T60 windows and doors at Adam Architecture's Levine Building, Trinity College, Oxford.

The Levine Building at Trinity College, Oxford is a residential, teaching and learning facility designed by Adam Architecture.

It completed and opened in May 2022 and was the first major building project to take place at the college for more than 50 years. 

Facilities include ensuite study bedrooms, an auditorium to seat 200 people, dedicated teaching rooms, a function room, community room, café and more.

The sustainable development combines 21st century environmental performance with a traditional aesthetic to complement the character of the surrounding conservation area.

The windows, doors and internal screens supplied by steel window and door manufacturer Crittall Windows are a key element of the project.

Crittall Windows has been specifying quality, long-lasting steel windows for a range of projects since 1849.

Its teams have worked with generations of architects and contractors to find robust and creative solutions that work in conjunction with building regulation requirements and listed building specifications.

  • Crittall's T60 windows and doors incorporate an advanced, high-density glass fibre polyurethane isolator as a thermal barrier for high performance double or triple glazing.
    Crittall's T60 windows and doors incorporate an advanced, high-density glass fibre polyurethane isolator as a thermal barrier for high performance double or triple glazing.
  • Crittall's T60 window range is as well suited to heritage /conservation projects as contemporary modern and new-build developments.
    Crittall's T60 window range is as well suited to heritage /conservation projects as contemporary modern and new-build developments.
  • Crittall's T60 windows at the Levine Building: a traditional and much-loved fenestration solution with 21st-century thermal and acoustic performance.
    Crittall's T60 windows at the Levine Building: a traditional and much-loved fenestration solution with 21st-century thermal and acoustic performance.
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For the Levene Building, thermally broken T60 steel windows were installed. Each window was fitted with the required trickle ventilation and features an advanced high-density polyurethane isolator which, when combined with double or triple glazing, surpasses the targets stipulated in UK building regulations.

Triple glazing has been installed in the windows of the theatre auditorium, helping to reduce external noise and improve the building’s energy efficiency - it has a U-value of 0.8 W/m²K.

The completed T60 windows are set within stone surrounds and finished in a bronze-coloured Duralife polyester powder coating to protect against corrosion and increase longevity.

For main contractor Gilbert-Ash, it was the first time working with Crittall Windows. The team was pleased with the service they received and with the quality of the products. The client too is very happy with the end results.

5 reasons to specify T60 steel windows

  • Cold-formed steel profiles retain narrow sightlines providing maximum natural light and excellent thermal properties - a Uw of 0.8 W/m²K.
  • Each frame is fully welded, creating a seamless frame construction and enhancing strength and durability.
  • T60 is corrosion protected and finished with Duralife - an architectural grade polyester powder coating.
  • Market-leading weather-tightness performance tested to European and ASTM standards.
  • Traditional aesthetics for listed buildings or properties in conservation areas.

Crittall Windows’ T60 windows are a highly innovative thermally broken steel system retaining the narrow sightlines and iconic profiles synonymous with steel products. They surpass building regulation requirements and provide exceptional thermal performance.

For more information and technical support, visit crittall-windows.co.uk


Contact:
01376 530800
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