MCE are a Trusted Window Installers in Your Area
MCE are trusted window installers and we are window fitters and offer a variety different of high-quality window fittings as well as glazing for doors. So if you need a new front door, window or conservatory around the Oxfordshire area call us now. Our services include the installation of uPVC windows and double glazed windows. Get in touch for a free to request a quote.
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When you need a window fitter call MCE, we are able to supply and install glazing, in windows, glass doors, in a conservatory whatever you need, even skylights in your roof. If you are in Oxford or the surrounding area then you won’t find a better window fitter.
What is UPVC?
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC (also called PVC, UPVC, and PVCU) is a low-maintenance painted wood substitute building material. uPVC is most commonly used for window frames and window sills. It is a particularly common feature used when installing double glazed windows in new buildings or when updating or renovating older buildings that were still using single glazed windows.
While uPVC was first produced in 1935, it didn’t become common to see uPVC windows in UK homes until the 1990s. By this point, it was a rather commonplace material throughout the country. Over the next decade, manufacturers advanced their uPVC window offerings by producing more options homeowners were interested in. These features included improved security features and a wider variety of frame shapes. These new features appealed to an even greater number of homeowners and made uPVC window installations even more popular within the UK. Subsequently, uPVC windows have become increasingly common over the years. Currently, over 80% of UK window installations use uPVC. This number includes both replacement windows and windows in new developments.
Over the past several decades, as more homeowners see the benefits of installing uPVC windows, our window fitters have noticed the popularity of the material has grown accordingly.
Benefits of a uPVC Window
We are local window installers and our fitters will confirm that there are many benefits of choosing a uPVC window installation for your home. It isn’t just because fitting them is the preference of the installer because the material is great for window fitting. We’ve listed a few of the more popular benefits for you here:
Customisation. Windows made from uPVC are completely customisable. You can choose from a variety of colours, styles, effects, and shapes. You can even custom order uPVC windows to fit any specification.
Durability. The uPVC windows are surprisingly strong and handle extreme elements with ease while eliminating fears of corrosion or rot. The uPVC material also stands up well against the sun and prevents fading due to UV exposure.
Eco Friendly. Since uPVC windows generally last between 40 and 80 years, they greatly reduce the need for replacement and the use of additional materials. As an added bonus, they are made from mostly recyclable materials which can reduce environmental impact over the long term.
Fire Retardant. In the UK, uPVC material is approved by building regulation fire safety protocols. This means it is a fire-rated material that helps to prevent external fire spread and keep the primary route open for at least 30 minutes in the event of a fire emergency.
Improved Insulation & Energy Efficiency. A window fitter will tell you that uPVC windows help to improve insulation. One aspect of uPVC windows which make them so popular is the fact that uPVC is a low conductor of heat. When we properly fit your uPVC windows, it forms a closed air system that will minimise heat loss. This will, in turn, lower your heating and cooling costs. It will also positively impact the energy rating of your home.
Low Maintenance. Fitters will also tell you that another convenient benefit of uPVC is that it’s low maintenance. In fact, uPVC windows can last for up to 80 years. It is common for uPVC windows to last for decades without showing signs of ageing. The only upkeep we recommend is a simple, occasional wipe down with soapy water to prevent dirt and grime build-up.
Noise Reduction. When uPVC is combined with double glazed window panels, it can help to decrease the noise pollution entering the home. These uPVC plus double glazed windows can reduce external noise by up to 50%.
What is a Double Glazed Window
The term “double glazed windows” nearly speaks for itself. When we say double glazed window, we are simply referring to a window that features two panes of glass rather than just a single glass pane. Although double glazed windows were first introduced in the 1950s, they became commonplace features in homes in the 1970s. Today, most people want to reap the multiple benefits of installing double glazed windows in their homes. Our window fitters can install a full set of windows or doors in your home usually in a single day.
Benefits of a Double Glazed Window or Door
Many of our customers are upgrading their homes from single glazed to double glazed windows. This is because of the benefits of choosing uPVC window installation for your home. We’ve listed a few of the more popular benefits that our fitters have suggested for you below:
- Better insulation and reduced energy bills
- Increased property value
- Increased security
- Improved noise reduction
- Less condensation
- Easy to maintain
Contact us today via our website today to get a quote using the button below to get free quotes on, doors, windows from our expert fitters.