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DURABILITY OF uPVC WINDOWS

Posted by Australian Window Solutions on 21 July 2015

DURABILITY OF UPVC WINDOWS
Posted by uPVCWindows Alliance on Monday, 20 July 2015

uPVC window frames are a unique construction alternative that offer proven durability and performance.

PVC is an incredibly versatile polymer used for a vast range of building products from potable water pressure pipes to power cables and hygienic hospital flooring. The 'u' in uPVC simply means un-plasticised PVC (polyvinyl chloride). It means the polymer is in a hard, rigid form rather than flexible or soft.

uPVC is an ideal material for long-lasting, low maintenance, thermally efficient windows. It is these key features that have led to uPVC windows being the most popular choice in Europe and America for decades. In Australia, they have been in use for around 25 years. But it is only more recently that their popularity has started to grow as homeowners and builders alike are looking for better products and materials to construct more energy efficient homes.

Unlike alternative, traditional materials for frames, uPVC is water and salt resistant and thermally non-conductive so it can withstand the extremes of heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow without problems of warping, corroding, rotting, peeling, chipping or flaking. uPVC provides an all-round, more durable option.

This makes uPVC windows low maintenance and easy to maintain. Although most popular as white profiles, they are available in a variety of modern colours. Whether white or coloured, uPVC window frames won't need painting or sealing, significantly reducing maintenance over their life time. They can be easily cleaned with water and detergent.

Quality Australian suppliers and fabricators of uPVC windows comply with the Australian Standard for windows (AS2047) which stipulates uPVC frames must have testing certificates that demonstrate compliance with high UV conditions. This gives consumers extra confidence that they can resist the harsh Australian sun, meaning uPVC windows are a tough, durable, and sustainable window option that deliver a high level of energy efficiency and performance.

 

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STOCK CLEARANCE ON COMPOSITE DECKING

Posted by Australian Window Solutions on 6 July 2015
STOCK CLEARANCE ON COMPOSITE DECKING

Take advantage of our Stock Clearance Special on our range of European manufactured Twinson Composite Decking. These prices are never to be repeated, call us now for pricing and details!

  • Natural Appearance * Splinter Free * Termite Resistant * Does Not Split * Durable * Low Maintenance * Water Resistant * East To Fit Concealed System * Robust * High Slip Resistance - Even When Wet * 100% Recyclable

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DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS IDEAL FOR AUSTRALIAN CLIMATES

Posted on 29 May 2015

There is a common misconception that double glazed windows are only useful in the cold climates of Europe and North America to keep out the cold. However double glazing can be just as effective at keeping the heat of an Australian summer out.

Windows can severely impact on the heating and cooling loads of a building. Standard glazed windows account for 40% of a home's heating energy loss and up to 87% of summer heat gain in a typical Australian insulated home.

uPVC frames and double glazed windows are relatively new in Australia but common in Europe and North America. In fact, they are the most popular choice for windows in these regions. Worldwide more than half of all new and replacement residential windows are uPVC, that's almost 290million window units each year chosen for their durability, energy efficiency, performance, low maintenance and style.

Choosing uPVC double glazed window units with a low solar heat gain and low U values reduces or eliminates the need for expensive artificial cooling.

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KEEP WARMER IN WINTER WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE uPVC WINDOWS

Posted by Stuart Waring on 29 May 2015

Despite their huge popularity in Europe and North America, uPVC windows are only now being more widely taken up in Australia as home owners and builders try to achieve or exceed important 6-star energy efficiency building ratings.

Quality uPVC windows have long been recognised as a high performance window choice that offers thermal advantages over alternate materials such as timber or aluminium.

Thermal performance is one of the most important characteristics of a window. Double glazed uPVC windows can be as much as 4 ½ times more energy efficient than single glazed aluminium framed windows.

In winter, up to 70% of heat from inside your house is lost through standard 3mm window panes and even more is lost with heat transfer through metal frames.

By cutting the transfer of heat from the warm inside to the cold side of the window, uPVC windows with double glazing will significantly reduce the loss of heating warmth in cold weather, meaning less energy is required to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

In Australia, uPVC windows consistently rate among the highest performers under the WERS rating system and significantly outperform most aluminium windows.

They are proven performers in reducing energy consumption for heating and consequently can make a useful contribution to lowering your household energy and gas bills.
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Seacliff

Posted by Australian Window Solutions on 6 March 2013
Seacliff

Energy efficiency, noise insulation, plenty of ventilation and light was the brief for Denise and John's extension in Seacliff. VLam Hush Neutral, a special noise dampening glass with Low E coating and light blue tint was combined with 6.38 laminated to give the desired effect.

Having requested a door combination in a specific and unique design that other competitors had been unable to commit to making and on an extremely tight deadline, the Australian Window Solutions team swung into action and ensured everything was delivered and installed on time! The couple were delighted with their investment in uPVC double glazed windows and doors from Adelaide's leading double glazed window and door manufacturer.

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Leo & Rose Are Thrilled!

Posted by Stuart Waring on 27 February 2013

Thank you - Stuart. We are absolutely thrilled with our windows, and the professional workmanship. Many, many thanks - Rose

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Warradale Almost Complete

Posted by Australian Window Solutions on 26 February 2013
Warradale Almost Complete

Daryl & Debbies stunning build in Warradale, SA almost complete! Ash Black uPVC ultra energy efficient double glazed windows with high security multi locks and retractable flyscreens were the order on the build here. Sliding, hinged and 6 panel stacker doors were also used, again with high security multi locks complimented with retractable screens. Just the retractable flyscreens to install and another superb Australian Window Solutions project will be complete.

On to the next one.........................

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