- Grey/coloured UPVC windows – would you?
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Having all our windows replaced and these have been mentioned as an alternative.
I’d never heard of them before a quick image search suggests they might look better for longer than white UPVC.
Decent quality hardwood is out of budget (part of a big renovation).
What do you think, decent idea or a bit naff?
Will be going on a mid 70’s dormer bungalow, so we’re already abandoned any pretence at credibility, tbh 🙂
Ta in advance.Posted 4 years ago
‘Which porch/bathroom tiles’ threads will follow shortly 😀stumpyjonSubscriber
Be no different to foil wood effect, the industry has been using them for years. Probably more dirt reppellant than naked uPVC. You also get your windows done to any colour via 2 pack painting, it’s pretty durable. Coloured windows have been around for years, people painted there wooden ones. Dark grey is quite common for powder coated aluminium frames.Posted 4 years agostMember
A job I worked on a littlewhile back had them as a cheaper alternative to aluminium (city centre apartments trying to look contemporary on a budget). Over 189 apartments I thought it looked smart.
I hate white upvc on the basis that once the edge has been taken off the finish by UV and weathering they just look grubby all the time.
I’d be wanting to look at them at home when our new build windows start to fall out of the openings properly.Posted 4 years agoajcMember
White or some tone of grey, yes. Strong colours like blue? Well just take a look at all the hideous blue and red windows on buildings put up in the eighties. You would only regret it. It is very easy to ruin a building with the wrong windows. Both colour and profile are important.Posted 4 years agoWharfedaleMember
The grey looks really good. We’ve replaced the front windows of our house with them and a large double french door. Our house is yorkshire stone. Everyone that’s seen the windows comments about how much better they look than the old white pvc.
Price wise ours windows are 2.5M wide and it cost roughly £125 extra per window for the grey finish.Posted 4 years ago
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