It seems not a week goes by that we don’t see a home featuring steel framing – whether it be in a new extension, a renovation or simply to add a fresh, contemporary touch to a heritage home, it’s a trend that looks set to stay.

While there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found, knowing how and when to incorporate this style can make all the difference for your design aesthetic, from a strong industrial approach to a minimal, classic touch. We break down some of the styles and products driving our design aesthetic below.

Steel Windows

The simple black grid shape works nicely in this example from Made to Measure, adding an industrial edge to even the simplest of spaces. We like the matte black against crisp white walls and a striking timber floor.

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One Hot Yoga

The gorgeous Sydney outpost for One Hot Yoga was designed by Rob Mills Architects and uses white steel frame windows to perfection, evoking feelings of purity and reflection amongst the light-filled space. We love the floor-to-ceiling windows and matching doors.

Pivot Door

These striking glass and steel doors from Vitrocsa bring the outside in with glass sizes up to 12 metres. Highly sealed and suitable for extreme environments, the dramatic aesthetic of these doors is supported by both function and materials, making them durable as well as stylish.

Steel Framed Double Glazed Pivot Doors
Peterhof House | Hauvette Madani | Est Living

Peterhof House

This stylish French home was one of our favourite small interiors of last year and the use of steel framing and frosted glass to create subtle screens or break apart individual spaces. Balanced with the pops of turquoise and monochrome aesthetic, it’s an oh-so-chic approach.

Steel & Glass Doors

As specialists in the design and manufacture of steel windows and doors, Steel Window Design are responsible for many of Melbourne’s steel fabrications – black, white and everything in between. We particularly love their residential work, like the striking Vaucluse House in Sydney.

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Barry | Green powder-coated steel windows

Green powder-coating

Powder-coated colour adds a fresh, playful touch to steel framing, like the windows at BARRY in Northcote as produced by WOW Architectural. We love the muted green palette here amongst the rich exposed bricks – a nice nod to the building’s heritage.

Hoptoun Road Residence

One of our favourite designs from b.e architecture, this Toorak home uses steel windows to spectacular effect, bringing interior and exterior living spaces together with the framing providing spatial definition between the areas. Complimented nicely with the bifold doors, this is an elegant way to add depth to a new extension.


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