23rd February 2016

FAQ: What does uPVC stand for?

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Posted by: Carly

Un-Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. Well, you did ask 🙂 Poly Vinyl Chloride, which we know as PVC is modified, i.e. softened, to be used in the manufacture of products such as handbags, shoes and sports bags. The basic material properties make it ideal for window and door applications because it:

  • Does not rot or biologically decompose
  • Is resistant to weathering with low maintenance requirements
  • Is tough on impact
  • Retains its shape within normal climatic temperatures
  • Can be reshaped at very high temperature and can therefore be recycled

Things to look out for when buying your uPVC windows:

  • The profile (shape) of the uPVC window is designed to reflect traditional wooden styling.
  • The proportions and designs are correct for the age and style of your property.
  • The stability and content of the material used is aimed at lasting 30 years.
  • The window is the most energy efficient available. A-rated windows are the best.
  • Where original timber windows are being replaced, Georgian bar details are used to replicate the original design.
  • Cill proportions can make or break the project. Consider hardwood or stone cills instead of uPVC to add architectural substance and period detail.

Our uPVC window range is available in standard white, white wood, cream wood, natural wood, rosewood or any British Ral or Farrow & Ball colour. Our windows will keep your home warm, quiet and secure. They are also virtually maintenance-free meaning you can enjoy them with little to no fuss for many years to come.

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