Noise Reduction with Double Glazed Custom uPVC Windows
Wilkins Windows has been a leading provider of double glazed custom uPVC windows since 1999. Proudly Australian, the New South Wales-based company has polished a streamlined manufacturing process for windows and doors using high-grade materials and proven building techniques. Handcrafted with world-class quality, the trusted catalogue has been carefully curated to cater to all kinds of residential and commercial applications.
Double Glazed Custom uPVC Windows
uPVC is a rigid form of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), an industry-standard building material widely used all over the world for its user safety and cost-effectiveness. It is developed by removing plasticisers during production to improve dimensional stability, allowing for broader applications such as the construction of windows and doors.
From timber assemblies, Wilkins Windows expanded their business to accommodate uPVC windows and doors during the implementation of the five-star energy rating system in New South Wales. Robert Wilkins, the owner of Wilkins Windows, jumped at the opportunity to become an official representative for Rehau — world-leading innovators in polymer-based systems — in Australia. A licensed builder for 40 years and counting, Robert has personally used Rehau uPVC in his home to accurately confirm its quality. The production team at Wilkins Windows harnesses the sought-after properties of Rehau uPVC to manufacture high-performance assemblies for both domestic and commercial applications.
During production, the Rehau uPVC is white to expose any scratches and imperfections, whereupon the team polishes them off for a clean finish. uPVC windows by Wilkins Windows are composed of low-E (low emissivity) glass systems, designed to bounce off aggressive ultraviolet (UV) rays. Alternatively, the cutting-edge glass technology reflects heat back into indoor premises to maintain a comfortable ambience all year round. In action, uPVC windows cut back on heating and cooling costs, and the overall carbon footprint.
Aside from thermal insulation, uPVC windows by Wilkins Windows provide exceptional sound insulation. For optimum acoustic performance, Wilkins Windows recommends awning, casement and tilt and turn windows. Acoustic windows are rated for up to 45 dBA (A-weighted decibels) reduction of noise, including traffic and train noise. The assemblies are approved in accordance with the Sydney and Adelaide Aircraft Noise Projects.
Double glazed units are available for uPVC windows. Double glazed custom uPVC windows are built with two insulated glass panes, separated at a minimal distance of 20mm. This space makes for an air gap that impedes the transfer of both heat and sound. Double glazing is recommended for uPVC as the material accommodates a larger air gap than conventional timber and steel frames.
For more details on noise reduction with double glazed custom uPVC windows, contact Wilkins Windows at www.wilkinswindows.com.au.