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Aluminium Or UPVC – Which Building Material Is Best?

Bar a few final spells of warm weather, we can expect to notice temperatures dropping over the coming weeks; a little reminder that winter isn’t too far away.

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Is your home prepared for it?

In the lead-up to winter, you should check that your guttering is free of any blockages, have your boiler serviced, and transfer to the most competitive energy package.

You might also want to replace your windows to improve insulation, reduce the din caused by external noise and secure the house.

But, are you better buying aluminium or UPVC windows? There are benefits to both, as we can expertly outline to you…


Durable – Aluminium windows have a very slender window profile, but despite that, they are amazingly tough. It would take a monumental amount of force to prise them open when locked or damage the design.

Beautiful – You should be proud of the appearance of your home. Aluminium windows will massively enhance its visual appeal and they come with some very fetching powder-coating finishes in matt, satin or gloss.

Diverse – These powder-coated finishes are available in any colour from the RAL chart, and there are literally hundreds of them available. If a single coloured window isn’t enough, you can also have dual coloured aluminium windows.


Weather-proof – Who knows what the weather will do this winter! You need your windows to be able to take the worst of it and UPVC windows will certainly do that as they have a weather-resistant exterior. They’ll also help to keep your living space warm.

Low-maintenance – Keeping on top of traditional timber windows can be a nightmare. They need endless maintenance (repainting, repairing, sanding and varnishing), whereas UPVC windows just need wiping down with a wet cloth to make the frames clean.

Inexpensive – Buying new UPVC windows is surprisingly affordable, especially when you compare their cost to some other replacement window solutions. You get a lot for your money too as UPVC windows come with a 10 year guarantee.


A read through our Windows and Doors brochure is also worth your time if you’re split between aluminium and UPVC, and you can also visit our Frome showroom.

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