uPVC has been used in windows and doors since the 1930’s and offers significant benefits over aluminium and timber.
The Benefits of uPVC
The uPVC Advantage
uPVC windows are ideal for helping keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Combining uPVC’s natural insulating properties with double-glazing means our windows achieve thermal insulation levels that far exceed even thermally broken aluminium – and at a very competitive price.
Our uPVC doors also offer these same thermal benefits.
In addition to being an effective thermal insulator, our uPVC frames are also an extremely effective barrier to noise.
When combined with double-glazing, overseas testing has measured sound reductions of up to 38dB!
So your home will not only be warmer in winter and cooler in summer, but quieter too.
For a safer, more secure home, our uPVC windows and doors employ a multi-point locking mechanism. The lock engages at multiple points along the frame, rather than a single point as traditional windows and doors do.
The uPVC frame is steel reinforced too, and the double-glazed windows can be laminated, making them extremely difficult to break.
Our uPVC profiles are built to withstand 40 years or more in New Zealand conditions. UV does not affect the uPVC.
The frames are very low maintenance – uPVC won’t rot, rust or corrode, does not require painting, and can simply be cleaned using soapy water. It is only the hinges and other moving parts where occasional maintenance is recommended.
Unlike aluminium and timber, uPVC cannot be deformed by moisture or changes in temperature.
Being such an effective thermal insulator, uPVC windows and doors make your home more energy-efficient.
uPVC is also recycled in Europe. Our German supplier utilises recycled uPVC for internal components of their joinery.
With the market rapidly growing in New Zealand and Australia, in time we expect to see uPVC being recycled locally.