Greener Construction

35 year* life expectancy.

With a 35 year* life expectancy, maintenance free lifetime and recyclable properties, PVCu is increasingly a sustainable, ecological challenger to timber for windows, doors and conservatories. The BRE has accredited PVCu with an A and A+ rating.

Award winning: leading standards

Operating under award winning standards for both Health and Safety and environmental management, UKWG strives to reduce its environmental impact (carbon footprint) via its vertical integration and locally based installer network. All
installers manage and reduce site waste.

Recycling: Recovinyl & Vinyl 2010

UKWG actively promotes greener PVCu construction. The scheme has:

  • Removed harmful components in manufacture (Lead and Cadmium) well ahead of the timescales set by the international voluntary Vinyl 2010 commitment
  • Introduced calcium organic and eco friendly lamination processes
  • Promoted recovery for end of life products.

The Recovinyl initiative supported by UK NewBuild sees thousands of tonnes of endof-life PVCu profiles being recycled rather
than going to landfill. PVC compounds are 100% recyclable.

Saving energy: efficiency

27%** of all the CO2 emissions in the UK are generated from private dwellings and up to 40%*** of heat loss from buildings is via poor airtightness. By specifying UKWG low U value energy efficient windows, coupled with the performance benefits of our cavity closers and Q-Lon weather-stripping you can help purchasers enjoy energy savings and a lower carbon footprint for years to come.

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