uPVC & Orangery Conservatories
uPVC or Engineered Wood Conservatories?
UPVC actually refers to the compound used to manufacture the frame, which is Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. Find out more at www.cheapleanto.co.uk/conservatory-prices-guide
Windows or frames for Orangeries UK can most often be manufactured in many colours apart from white, but by using a technique known as “foiling” the uPVC can be made to look like wood.
An added effect is to texture the surface so that there is a synthetic “wood grain” effect; combined with colouring you can now have a surface which mimics walnut, rosewood or even light oak.
For timber framed double glazed windows or conservatories the environment is also considered as a lot of the hardwood used is sourced from sustainable supplies. Another modern source for timber is “engineered wood”.
By laminating 3 layers and pieces of varying sized wood and bonding it together at the factory, timber frames can be shaped and cut to meet any design.
This engineered wood will be pressure treated with preservatives and enjoy an extended life, matching the look and feel of hardwood at a fraction of the cost (and without endangering “the rainforest”).
Modern methods of manufacture for double glazing windows, conservatories, doors and glass roofs have improved the thermal properties greatly; installations now need to meet government standards for insulation.