What is uPVC?

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Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride – commonly known as uPVC – is a solid and durable plastic with many uses in construction. Unlike PVC, which is used for pipes and cable insulation, uPVC is rigid, inflexible and durable, making it an ideal material for
soffits and fascias, as well as uPVC windows and doors.

uPVC windows and doors

Known and appreciated for their affordability, uPVC windows and doors have been widely used in homes for several decades. There have been considerable innovations in the manufacture of uPVC windows and doors over the last few years. This has drastically
improved the quality of uPVC products, helping them to shake off their stigma as a ‘cheaper’ (less favourable) product than alternative window materials such as Timber and Aluminium.

Benefits of uPVC

Our uPVC ranges, including our exclusive Slimline uPVC windows, are popular due to their functionality as well as their affordability. As one of the lowest maintenance materials
available, uPVC provides an excellent solution for our customers requiring new or replacement windows or doors for their home. uPVC offers plenty of benefits when used in the manufacture of windows and doors, including:

  • Affordable
  • Weather resistant and able to withstand the harshest of weather conditions
  • Warp, rot and rust resistant
  • Sunlight/fade resistant
  • Durable
  • Energy efficient
  • Very low maintenance
  • Contemporary and attractive aesthetic
  • High chemical tolerance

How to choose uPVC windows and doors for your home

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1. The right design

Stormproof or Flush casement uPVC windows are suited to a wide range of properties. If you’re concerned about the profile thickness of uPVC windows, slimline uPVC windows provide a clean and stylish appearance. When it comes to period homes, uPVC Sash windows are excellent for replacing timber sash windows; combining the look of traditional sash windows with the functionality of a modern casement window.

uPVC Tilt & Turn Windows make for easy cleaning on higher floors, particularly in hard-to-access external areas. Choose from uPVC French doors, uPVC sliding patio doors and uPVC entrance and front doors to suit your requirements and preferences.

2. A bespoke finish

Choosing the right finish for your uPVC windows and doors ensures they are sympathetic to the style of your home.

uPVC windows are suited to both contemporary and heritage properties and there are a number of uPVC finishes to choose from. For an example of a wood grain foiled finish, take a look at our recent project: Replacing wood grain foiled windows with brand new cream, wood grain, foiled windows.

3. Security

High quality, contemporary uPVC windows and doors are extremely safe. Special glass and fittings such as our multi-point shoot bolt locking systems guarantee effective protection against theft, keeping your home and family safe from intruders. Choose from a number of hardware and accessory options to ensure your new uPVC window or door is both stylish and safe.

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