Why Use uPVC Systems
There are clear thermal advantages to using uPVC, as the solar heat gain coefficient and thermal transmittance values are far superior to aluminium, steel and in most cases timber.
uPVC gives greater savings due to its energy efficiency, low maintenance and durability properties.
A clear winner above aluminium, steel & timber. uPVC doesn’t rot, flake, rust, fade, peel or corrode. uPVC needs only a light soapy wash and a check of the seals for maintenance.
With colour stabilisers, laminates and the ability to spray the frame with automotive industry technology; wood grain texture and any colour imaginable are now possible.
uPVC has minimal impact all the way through its life cycle. With PVC being the worlds 2nd most widely used plastic material, this non-hazardous material recycles, so only 2 % found in waste stream.
uPVC is sea water & pollution resistant as well as chemical proof. This makes for greater ageing resistance when compared to other fenestration options.
Fire tests have shown that uPVC materials, being naturally flame retardant throughout their product life, will not cause, support or enhance the development of accidental fire and are in fact self-extinguishing.
WATERTIGHT & SOUNDPROOF
With the uPVC unit being fuse welded all around, it is sound, wind and rain sealed, unlike aluminium and wood which are mitre-joined at the corners.
uPVC is reinforced with galvanised steel so is as strong as other types of frames.
HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY (handles & locks)
Perhaps the biggest advantage of uPVC-compliant hardware is its multipoint-tilt and turn system which gives the user the option of changing from a sash window to a vertical-tilt window.
Since uPVC is manufactured to custom sizes, it makes your windows and doors easy to replace or retro-fit to openings of almost any shape and size. This means that they can be profiled to shapes to meet your architect’s or clients’ needs too.