European double glazing designed for New Zealand homes
For many years the extreme cold European climates demanded a more resolute window system with advanced thermal performance properties.
Aluminium is seldom used given it is a highly conductive material which naturally draws heat out of the home and promotes condensation.
Timber for all its charm retains moisture meaning it can warp and twist, resulting in draughty air gaps, or sticking windows that don’t open or shut properly, not to mention the inherent on-going maintenance.
As a result, PVCu windows have been well established as the leading window joinery system for more than 40 years in the Northern Hemisphere. Rigorous testing and development over these years has resulted in PVCu windows taking in excess of 85% of the United Kingdom market and becoming the market leader throughout greater Europe and North America.
Thermalframe PVCu profiles are sourced direct from our European manufacturer. We exclusively use the Sheerframe profile system which is extruded in Derbyshire United Kingdom and is owned by parent company Synseal Extrusions, one of the largest and most respected PVCu extruders.
A strong and durable product, PVCu stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride and can be found in everything from construction, medical equipment through to space engineering. Thermalframe PVCu is a calcium-based profile that is completely lead-free, fully recyclable and has added titanium dioxide to withstand New Zealand’s severe UV elements.
Incomparable thermal properties that deliver home comfort and warmth combined with the tested resilience to withstand the harshest of weather elements, has seen Thermalframe installed in New Zealand homes for over 24 years.