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CPD Courses

Sustainable use of PVC-U

Join our exclusive webinar and learn how sustainable PVC-U windows can maximise ROI for construction professionals and architects.

This CPD certification is ideal for anyone working in the construction industry, whatever your level of experience and expertise. Complete the course and you’ll learn:

  • The sustainable benefits of PVC-U windows
  • The importance of sustainable building design to the construction industry
  • How eco-friendly windows and green architecture can enhance the performance of a building and maintain its aesthetic appeal

We’ll also answer your questions about how long PVC-U lasts, the differences between PVC and PVC-U windows, and whether PVC-U windows can be recycled.

This is a unique opportunity to earn the CPD points you need to advance your career while gaining the specialist sustainability knowledge that could help your business make better choices for years to come.

What will I gain from this CPD course?

During this webinar, we’ll aim to answer a range of questions, including:

  • Is PVC-U sustainable?
  • How long do PVC-U windows last?
  • Is PVC-U recyclable?
  • What is the difference between PVC and PVC-U windows?

You’ll complete the webinar with a greater understanding of the role and importance of sustainability in the 21st-century construction industry. You’ll also have acquired formal CPD points to show at your next performance review.

Sign up today to learn more about the sustainable use of PVC-U

Simply complete this CPD request form and a member of our team will be in touch. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

FAQs

Here’s a flavour of some of the topics we’ll cover in this UPVC windows webinar. You’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions and get expert knowledge direct from the webinar host.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is PVC-U sustainable?
Yes, UPVC is one of the most sustainable architectural materials available. It is ideally suited for the manufacture of doors and window sills and frames. As well as being recyclable, UPVC is also inherently environmentally friendly because of the applications in which it is used. In the UK, it is commonly used for double glazing windows – which play a key role in minimising the carbon footprint of homes across the country. UPVC windows and doors also require no toxic repainting or harmful chemicals to keep them clean.
How long do PVC-U windows last?
Investing in UPVC windows is a prudent, long-term decision. All of our Eurocell UPVC windows come with a minimum 10-year guarantee. Some ranges have an even longer guarantee! So whichever UPVC windows you choose, you can enjoy long-lasting peace of mind.
Is PVC-U recyclable?
Most UPVC windows are guaranteed for at least 10 years, but the real-world lifespan is normally considerably longer. Sustainable architecture studies have found that, given proper care and maintenance, the average UPVC installation should last 20-35 years. A minimal need for replacements is another positive factor in the sustainability credentials of UPVC.
What is the difference between PVC-U and PVC windows?
The ‘U’ in PVC-U stands for unplasticised. PVC windows use softening plasticisers to increase the flexibility of the material; PVC-U windows do not. Materials that use plasticisers tend to typically have a shorter lifespan, and offer poorer heat resistance, than those that do not. So PVC-U is the superior choice in both cases.