uPVC Noise Reduction Windows by Wilkins Windows
Wilkins Windows designs, manufactures and distributes unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) noise reduction windows for both domestic and commercial applications. The innovative solutions are built with trusted expertise as honed by Wilkins Windows over two decades in service to the building and design industries in Australia. The family-owned company remains the go-to provider of window and door assemblies for multinational projects with such firms as Painter & Dixon, Alliance, Multiplex and Steven Edward Constructions.
What are uPVC Noise Reduction Windows?
PVC is a rigid, yet lightweight polymer that has long been used for a wide range of applications, including construction, transportation and healthcare. While PVC is renowned for safety and cost-efficiency, many believe the plastic lacks durability. Hence, uPVC was developed by removing plasticisers during production.
Also known as rigid PVC, uPVC is hard, stable and does not flex. The enhanced build does not contain any phthalates or BPA, thereby retaining the safety of PVC. In fact, uPVC is so safe and stable that it has been used for the production of mouthguards and dental retainers. For building applications, uPVC has become the rising industry standard for the construction of window frames and sills, doors, fascias and cladding.
uPVC initially gained traction within building sectors in Europe and North America. In Australia, Wilkins Windows was amongst the companies who pioneered the use of uPVC within the window manufacturing sector. The New South Wales-based company sources top-quality uPVC from Rehau, German-based innovators in polymer-based systems. With Rehau’s proprietary uPVC and extrusion process, Wilkins Windows builds windows and doors for superior performance, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
uPVC windows by Wilkins Windows are composed of Low-E (low emissivity) glass technology, which bounces off ultraviolet (UV) rays using microscopically thin metallic coatings. Conversely, the glass system reflects heat back into the room, regulating temperatures for yearlong occupant comfort. With uPVC windows, owners can keep cool during the summer and stay warm during winter.
Beyond thermal insulation, uPVC windows also provide exceptional acoustic insulation. Wilkins Windows harnesses the noise cancelling properties of uPVC, allowing windows to block out such harsh outdoor noises as traffic and passing trains. uPVC noise reduction windows by Wilkins Windows have been tested to 45 dBA (A-weighted decibels), in accordance with the Sydney and Adelaide Aircraft Noise Insulation Projects. For optimum acoustic performance, Wilkins Windows recommends windows in awning, casement, and tilt and turn styles. Double glazed units are also available for reinforced thermal and acoustic insulation.
Contact Wilkins Windows via www.wilkinswindows.com.au for more information on uPVC noise reduction windows.