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All you need to know about PVCU windows and doors

There’s lot to think about if you are in the market for brand new replacement windows and doors – you need to decide on an appropriate window style, colour and frame material.


Flush Casement WindowsOn the topic of frame materials for UK homes, one of the most common window and door frame materials found in the window and door ranges of most home improvement specialists is PVCU, or to give it its proper correct full title…

Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride

UPVC, sometimes also known as PVC or PVCU, is a very low-maintenance material and often used as a replacement for painted single glazed wooden window frames and their accompanying sills. It is also utilised in many roofline products such as fascias, bargeboards, guttering etc. and has massively overtaken plumbing and draining items built from cast iron (waste pipes, drain pipes, guttering, downpipes). This is a compliment to the exceptional reliability offered by PVCU.

From a price perspective, PVCU is way more affordable than hardwood timber and even aluminium, plus promises to be a very cost-effective investment thanks to the outstanding and lasting durability it delivers. However if it is coloured windows you are after, this brings the cost between PVCU windows and RAL aluminium coloured windows much closer. 

Why is PVCU so tough, versatile and easy to look after? It helps that it’s manufactured using vinyl polymer which is bound to chlorine atoms. This keeps the running cost of the material extremely low and will save you a fortune in the long-term.

Any PVCU product you buy carries an energy rating in accordance with current Building Regulations and to help you identify the level of the thermal efficiency it offers. It will also inevitably come in a very wide selection of coloured finishes and woodgrain timber effects.

The thermal performance of higher quality PVCU windows that are A+ Energy Rated will really appeal to those keen to make the interior of their property more comfortable. It prevents a large volume of warm air from escaping and keeps out draughts more effectively than some building materials. Cheaper energy bills are almost a nailed on certainty!

The key-selling point for most though will no doubt be that PVCU products (like powder coated aluminium windows) never require any repainting or retouching. All you need to do to get them sparkling again is give them a wipe with a wet cloth every now and again.

Get a price on PVCU windows

We’d be happy to give you a FREE quote on any PVCU product supplied and fitted by Hazlemere Window Company Ltd. There are lots of them to choose from including casement windows, Georgian windows, tilt and turn windows, vertically sliding sash windows and flush casement windows.

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