uPVC stands for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride, and is also known as vinyl windows. It is a rigid, extremely durable and long lasting form of PVC used in the building industry.
How long has uPVC been used in Australia?
uPVC windows are relatively new in Australia. They are commonly used in Europe and the US and are valued for durability and protection from extreme weather. The use of uPVC with double or triple glazed glass provide windows with extra insulation and energy efficiency. In Europe, almost 80% of all windows are made from uPVC.
What is uPVC used for?
uPVC is known in the building industry as a low-maintenance material around the world. It is used in:
Window frames and sills
Plumbing: pipes, gutters, downpipes.
About our uPVC products
Strengthened by galvanized steel reinforcement
High percentage of titanium dioxide (prevents damage from harsh Australian UV rays)
Fitted with a German-made multi-point locking system.
So how does uPVC compare to what we use in Australia?
We don’t have the extreme weather of Europe or the US, however, the sun, UV rays, salt, and rain can cause a lot of damage to our timber and aluminum window frames.
Timber rots over time. Aluminum corrodes and doesn’t insulate well as it is a thermal conductor
uPVC makes up for the shortcomings of timber and aluminum – and has even more benefits.
10 Benefits of uPVC
shapes, surfaces, and colours of windows and doors are made to suit individual preferences
Timber look and feel
texture and colours that look like timber are available
doesn’t rot, fade, and is resistant to corrosion (including salt corrosion)
multi-point locks and multi-chambered uPVC reinforced with galvanized steel provide additional safety
Quick and easy to clean, no further costs
uPVC is fire resistant and our products are BAL-40 approved
welded construction of quality seals and glass will keep your home comfortable – through the hottest summers and coldest winters
can be recycled up to 10 times or put into new products
Cuts down noise
the glass can reduce it as much as 70% (uPVC Windows – The Energy Efficient Solution)
will save 30-40% in energy costs – great for you and the environment.
Why is an energy efficient home so important?
Heating and cooling costs make up a large part of a household’s costs. It can also have negative environmental affects. But good design and construction can make all the difference.