Polyvinyl chloride is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. About 40 million tons of PVC are produced each year. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used in construction for pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows.
Polyvinyl Chloride Windows
uPVC or PVCu is a form of plastic and stands for Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. It is a long-lasting building material often used for window frames as a substitute for painted wood. It is also known as rigid PVC due to the fact that it is hard and not flexible. It is a resistant form of PVC that is often used for pipework and window frames.
Polyvinyl Chloride Double Glazing
Some people may not be familiar with what PVC-U exactly is, but it’s been used to make window frames since the sixties. PVC-U is an un-plasticised version of PVC which is made from polymer. PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride and the U stands for un-plasticised. It has become a popular material for windows and doors because it does not rot, flake, peel, rust or decompose and is resistant to weathering. It is also tough on impact which adds to its security benefits as well as being able to retain its shape within normal climatic temperatures. It’s also eco-friendly as well as it can be reshaped at a very high temperature – allowing it to be recycled.
It’s these many qualities which make a PVC-U a popular choice when it comes to replacing their windows. Thanks to ever evolving technology and innovation, PVC-U no longer has to mean ‘me too’ windows and can look and feel as warm as wood. Our PVC-U windows can be customised in a variety of styles to suit the exterior of your home so you can enjoy new improved windows without compromising the look of your home. We offer a range of colours to choose from including white, rosewood, light oak, antique oak, black, grey and cream.
But it’s not just style that PVC-U offers as it is also a great way of improving the energy efficiency of your home.
Replacing your windows with double or triple glazed PVC-U means no more uncomfortable draughts and cold expensive winters. Replacing your windows can mean much cheaper energy bills as heat is retained in your home instead of leaking outside – meaning you need to use far less to keep warm! This insulation also protects against outside noise, allowing for a much more relaxing living environment and a better night’s sleep.
Polyvinyl Chloride Flooring
Commonly known as “vinyl,” poly vinyl chloride (PVC) is made into a variety of flooring products, including many product lines with a faux wood grain appearance. It is made from a plasticized PVC formulated for use in homes and businesses. PVC is impervious to water and is known for its long-wearing durability.
Polyvinyl Chloride Bi-fold Doors
uPVC is an extremely popular material for bifold doors due to its versatility. It’s an effective insulator which keeps your heat in and the cold out. It can easily complement any style of home; traditional or modern. Easy to clean, uPVC requires next to no maintenance to keep it looking good all year round.
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