Plastic products have had a lot of bad press recently. From the proliferation of plastic packaging in our supermarkets to the blight of plastic bags on the Earth’s natural environment, it seems like there’s not much positivity surrounding this most modern of materials. You might be pleasantly surprised to hear that, when used in a responsible way, plastic can be an environmentally friendly material.
The Rose Collection uPVC sash windows are made using sustainable uPVC which is always recycled where possible. Let’s take a closer look at why uPVC windows are the environmentally choice for a window replacement project.
Thermally efficient windows for older homes
When your original timber windows start to become inefficient, it can be difficult to fix the problem. Windows that let heat escape are not only costing you money on your heating bills and making your home draughty and uncomfortable, they can also be having an impact on the environment through increased carbon emissions as you attempt to heat your home.
Fortunately, the Rose Collection uPVC sash windows can help to improve your home’s thermal performance, thus lowering your energy consumption, reducing your heating bills, and helping to protect the environment. All Rose Collection sash windows are ‘A’ rated for energy efficiency. Their modern design, featuring multi-chambered profiles and weather tight seals helps to keep heat inside the home for the benefit of both you and the planet.
Sustainable processes for a better future
At our Buckinghamshire factory, we use state-of-the-art machinery to ensure that every window we produce is the best it can possibly be. We employ rigorous procedures to limit waste and ensure that every usable component is recycled and used in the manufacturing of our windows.
Rose Collection sash windows have a core made entirely from 100% recycled uPVC. Any off-cuts are melted down and reformed without losing any of their quality. Only the outer layer of the window frame is made from virgin uPVC to ensure that their authentic aesthetic is not jeopardised. When subjected to life-cycle assessment tests uPVC windows actually outperform other materials on the market.
So, uPVC sash windows are actually a viable eco-friendly alternative to timber windows. They can be designed to match the aesthetic of real wood and provide homeowners with a wealth of benefits while limiting negative environmental impact. uPVC can be recycled ten times, giving it a projected lifespan of 350 years. If you’d like to find out more about the Rose Collection, contact us today. Call us on 01234 712 657 or send us a message online.