What is uPVC?

uPVC, or to use its full name Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, is an incredibly strong and resistant form of PVC. Also, sometimes known as PVCU, it is rigid and durable, flame resistant and recyclable. It is often used in the construction industry for pipework, doors, and window frames as well as around the roofline including guttering, downpipes, fascias, soffits, and waste pipes.

Features of uPVC include:

  • Low cost
  • Low maintenance
  • Strong and durable
  • Thermally insulating
  • Sound insulating
  • Will not rot or rust
  • Invulnerable to wood destroying pests such as ants, beetles, termites and woodworm
  • Available in a range of colours and finishes
  • Does not require painting
  • Can be cleaned by simply wiping down with a damp cloth