What is uPVC? uPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, it is a strong and low-maintenance but lightweight plastic building material.It is used for windows and doors, siding, guttering and cladding. It is popular for its low cost and ease of installation. uPVC also has a high resistance to weathering, moisture, heat and cold as well as being resistant against termites, wood borers and fungi.
PVC was synthesized in 1872 by German chemist Eugen Baumann after extended investigation and experimentation.
PVC has many benefits, making it suitable for a diverse range of applications. With its strength and durability, PVC can be used in manufacturing products such as windows, doors and partitions, pipes and profiles (such as guttering and downpipes) or cable trays made from different grades of PVC sheeting. These products are often used to improve ventilation and air flow through buildings, contributing towards improved energy efficiency by reducing heat loss.