PVC windows come in a variety of different styles and are available with a choice of additional features and colour finishes. One of the most important decisions you will have to make when selecting windows for your home is which type of window you wish to purchase. There are primarily two main types of window available. These are sliding sash windows and casement windows. Casement windows are without doubt more popular when it comes to PVC windows and are ordinarily hinged on the side and open inwards or outwards. Sliding Sash windows are more traditional and have an up and down slide mechanism that allows you to lock the window at the top.
The basic structure of a PVC window is a frame that has a membrane running between two sheets of double glazed glass. The material used to make PVC windows is a hardwearing durable vinyl that is low maintenance and can be constructed cost efficiently using advanced manufacturing technologies. The strength of both the glass and the vinyl material help increase the security on your home as PVC windows are more complicated to break into than traditional timber framed single-glazed windows. All PVC windows from the Conservatory Outlet come equipped with multi-point locking mechanisms to tighten security further.
There are various advantages to be gained by installing PVC windows. The main advantage is that they provide better insulation and can reduce energy bills dramatically once installed. The reason for this is that they…
Conservatory Outlet has launched a new high performance Solaris Polycarbonate range to go alongside their existing and proven Solaris Glass. So if it’s a high performance conservatory roof you want then the company can offer you a complete range of glazing solutions.
This specialist polycarbonate division of Conservatory Outlet has launched this new polycarbonate in response to demand from both homeowner and trade customer and is available in two options, Original and Optimum. The Original option with silver inserts has a ‘u’ value of just 1.1, rejects 80% of solar heat, rejects 99% of UV light and provides a glare reduction of 80%. The enhanced Optimum product with gold inserts performs even better rejecting 85% of solar heat and provides a glare reduction of 87%. Each sheet is a 35mm, seven walled polycarbonate with solar inserts.
In comparison blinds can seem expensive, provide little insulation and reject far less solar heat. The Solaris polycarbonate products will keep the conservatory cool in summer without excessive glare and comes complete with a 10 year warranty.
Andrew Glover, director of Conservatory Outlet Glass concludes: “This is a fantastic product and has already been sold through West Yorkshire Windows and the rest of the Conservatory Outlet dealer network. If you don’t believe me then get in contact and I’ll send you a brochure and free sample! Throughout the home improvement market both consumers and the trade are looking at more environmentally sensitive products and our entire Solaris range…
If you’re thinking about replacing first generation uPVC windows, then you can be assured that Conservatory Outlet dealers will recycle the old window frames removed.
We’ve now been recycling these old frames for several months and we send back to Dekura over 100 frames per week. All of these frames would have gone to landfill previously.
We also recycle all the offcuts from our state of the art machining centre, and all polythene and cardboard is also sent for recycling.
We’re keen that other window manufacturers follow our lead.
Do not throw old uPVC frames in the skip!
There’s clearly a move towards recycling throughout the industry if you read the following press release from Recovinyl:
Recovinyl is forecasting another record-breaking year with more than 50,000 tonnes of PVC set to be recycled by the end of 2008.
If achieved, this would easily beat the 42,162 tonnes registered for 2007 says the PVC industry’s recycling scheme, and reflects the increasing awareness of the need to recycle waste rigid plastic and the growth of the recycling infrastructure in this country.
The scheme’s ongoing success has also been helped by industry-wide campaigns, such as PVCaware.org and Fighting Back With Facts, that have been set up secure a prosperous future for PVC, according to Axion Recycling, the UK agent for Recovinyl.
There has been a trend in growth in volumes of post-consumer windows being recycled and investment in new plant and equipment by many of Recovinyl’s 30 recyclers throughout…
Conservatory Outlet is in the final stages of registering its energy efficient windows with the Energy Saving Trust. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice on how to save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from your home.
Once approved by the EST, Conservatory Outlet will be awarded the ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ logo.
You may have seen this logo on other products as its easy recognisable. The idea behind the logo is that whatever the product, whichever the labelling system – all you need to do is look for the ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ swing tag to be sure you are choosing energy efficient products.
The criteria is set by an independent panel and reviewed annually. In addition they test a percentage of their approved products so you can rest assured that where there’s a logo there’s a smarter choice.
Conservatory Outlet’s Perfect Fit blind system is a unique product that allows a variety of blind types to be fitted to double glazed windows and doors, without the need to drill, screw frames or surrounding plasterwork. They integrate fully with the window or door, allowing the blind to operate as one with the opening, ensuring the ideal combination of shade with ventilation.
With Perfect Fit, there are no holes created and the blinds fit better, look better and work better.
In a conservatory you have so many windows and doors that traditional blinds would result in hundreds of holes being drilled and screwed into this expensive investment. Not only can we do Pleated blinds, but we can also do Roller blinds with the same Perfect Fit system. All of our fabrics are available with both the Pleated and the Roller blind system.
For more information please ask your local Conservatory Outlet dealer.