Crittall glazing: Why we LOVE this trend

Crittall glazing is by no means a new trend. In fact, using metal framed glazing actually dates back to 1860 when Francis Henry Crittall, an ironmonger in Essex, first created steel framed windows. Yet despite the fact that this method of glazing has been around for over 160 years, it has never looked more contemporary.

With more companies investing more into their office space to make it as stylish and inviting as possible, popularity in this style of glazing has also grown. Its versatility can not be understated, both in commercial and residential settings. Combining crittall glazing with brass handles, wood floors and natural leather furnishings would result in a very classic and traditional space, yet combine the same crittall glazing with polished concrete floors, exposed ceilings and steel pendants and the space will be transformed into an industrial basement. The fact that this glazing can be used anywhere, no matter what your style may be, and still look striking and sleek in any setting, makes the possibilities of it infinite. With a million and one ways to use crittall glazing, take a look at our top tips below:

  1. Replacing solid walls with crittall glazing and doors will undoubtedly let in more light and make the joining spaces flow seamlessly, whilst also limiting unwanted noise that can be generated in large open plan areas.
  2. Crittall glazed doors deceive the eye to thinking the room is much larger (especially in hallways and corridors).
  3. Using full height panels of crittall glazing in open plan offices zones and breaks up areas without closing them off using bulky furniture or solid walls.
  4. Crittall glazing around two walls of a corner office creates a stunning feature room that people will be instantly drawn to due to the striking grid structure that enhances the interior and picks out all the details
  5. If you are wanting to draw attention to the crittall glazing, ensure the walls around it are a light colour for a dramatic and enhanced contrast.