Why should I choose uPVC double glazing?

Otherwise known as unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride, uPVC is the most popular choice for new double glazed windows. It has a smart finish, is cheaper than other suitable options and can last for more than 20 years. However, before it can be used in manufacture it has to be modified. This is because pure PVC [...]


uPVC doors bring a number of benefits to your home

In the UK, housing estates have been springing up all over the place. And the majority of these houses have uPVC front doors. It?s not just at the front either. They?ll more than likely have uPVC doors fitted at the back of the property too. This is because uPVC doors have a number of qualities [...]


Triple glazing

What is triple glazing? Triple glazing has just started to take a market share in the UK?s window industry. It?s a lot more popular in the rest of Europe, especially Scandinavia, for its improved energy efficiency. As you?d expect from the name, triple glazing is simply three panes of glass, rather than the two you?d [...]


UPVC: Formally known as Polyvinyl Chloride

Why is UPVC double glazing the most popular choice in the UK for new and replacement windows? Perhaps because it?s cheap, durable, low maintenance and has excellent heat retention properties. In fact UPVC is the only material used in the construction of double glazing that actually expands and contracts in keeping with the weather, ensuring [...]


Why do Seals in uPVC Windows Fail?

uPVC and aluminium frames share similar arrangements: Double glazing panes should sit on blocks within the uPVC frames ? not be in direct contact with. The two panes must be supported equally to prevent ?slippage?. The framework should have adequate drainage, either through holes hidden from view, or visible ?face? drains. There is good ventilation [...]


Silicone Sealants for Aluminium, Wooden and uPVC Windows

Sealants are great at preventing the penetration of noise, dust, air and gas and are usually used to fill in small openings. Typically, sealants are used for concrete and drywall, but are just as effective with other materials such as uPVC. Fundamentally, no single silicone type should be used for everything. The problem is, their [...]


Use of the Kitemark? in the Double Glazing Industry

The Kitemark? is a mark of trust in the UK, but also a symbol used worldwide to signify quality. Used in the UK there are various types of Kitemark?, for example the old BSI 5713 which relates to the performance levels of a double glazing unit as a whole. A more recent Kitemark? standard is [...]


Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride or UPVC

When it comes to Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride or UPVC to you and me, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Not to blind you with science or perhaps bore you to tears, when seen under a microscope the higher quality grades of UPVC, are far smoother than lower quality, [...]