When you choose uPVC double or triple glazed windows and doors, you will enjoy the considerably increased benefits of energy efficiency, which in turn will have a significant impact on the reduction of your heating and cooling costs. uPVC window and door frames can have the same or better insulation properties than timber but without the maintenance and durability issues. uPVC window and door frames also have a significantly lower U-value (the rate of heat transfer through a structure) than aluminium, and the lower the U-value, the better the performance!
By using infra-red cameras, which provide a visual representation of the temperature of a surface, it can be proven that uPVC window frames are an effective solution. On the left, you have a uPVC double glazed window with a combined U-value of 1.1 Watt/m2 K, while on the right is a traditional single glazed window with a combined U-value of 5.2 Watt/m2K.
Due to the use of a multi-chamber system and double compression seals, uPVC windows and doors have a great impact on noise reduction, allowing you to enjoy natural light and beauty without being subjected to what may be an uncomfortable and noisy environment. Depending on where you live, you may be exposed to intensive noise levels that can negatively impact your comfort and health. Let’s look at the noise reduction performance offered when considering heavy traffic:
If noise control is a concern for you, then uPVC windows and doors will be your best option.
Thanks to galvanised steel reinforcement and multi-locking points, uPVC windows and doors offer resilience and strength — contributing to the safety and security of your home when it comes to burglaries or severe weather conditions. However, that isn’t the only way that uPVC can help make your home more secure: uPVC does not support combustion, and any flames will self-extinguish once the source of the fire is removed.
Our uPVC window frames have been developed and tested to meet Australian Standards requirements for designated Bushfire Attack Levels (BAL). For example, all our uPVC windows with metal reinforcement are permitted in zones classified up to and inclusive of BAL-29 risk. In addition, some of our uPVC window systems have been independently tested and found to comply with AS 1530.8.1 and AS 3959, which permits their use in zones classified as BAL-40 risks.
In the construction industry, uPVC is recognised as a sustainable and eco-friendly option for windows and doors. Let’s look at some reasons why:
If environmental responsibility is one of your goals, then uPVC is an excellent choice for your doors and windows.
When it comes to quality, our uPVC windows and doors quickly rise to the top. Here are some reasons why:
When it comes to your home and especially the need for a quality and reliable product – our uPVC windows and doors are your best option.
When designing a home, whether you’re merely updating the windows and doors of your existing home, performing a full renovation, or even building a home from scratch, uPVC windows and doors are a fantastic option. If you’re working on an older home with an original appearance you’d like to preserve, you can find custom window and door options that allow you to retain the original look whilst benefiting from vastly improved energy efficiency, noise control, security, and durability.
From tilt and turn windows to stacking sliding doors, you’ll find that uPVC windows and doors can be customised to meet your individual requirements in terms of size, functionality, security and visual appearance.
One of the many benefits of uPVC windows and doors is their outstanding performance against harsh environmental elements. For example, they are resistant to termites and rot because they are not made of wood. In addition, they will never rust or otherwise experience corrosion like some metal options. They are far more suitable for coastal areas as they are sea-water resistant, unlike aluminium and wood. Another added benefit of uPVC window and door frames is, unlike aluminium windows, that they significantly reduce the risk of condensation, which prevents the development of diseases caused by mould and bacteria. Finally, when using uPVC window and door frames with the right content of titanium dioxide, tested against the harsh Australian environmental conditions, they retain their efficiency and performance for many years, with the average lifespan being around 35 years or much more.
uPVC windows and doors are very low maintenance and can be easily cleaned by using a mild detergent or soapy water with a soft cloth. Note that uPVC window and door frames do not require painting or powder coating, and they retain their colour and attractiveness throughout their lifetime.
It’s important to realise that when used in the right combination of building elements and solutions, uPVC triple glazed windows and doors can play a major role in achieving a 10-star rating. These windows and doors are the ideal and preferred solution for passive house certified projects.
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