What colours are uPVC windows available in?
Answered by The Window Workshop (Sussex) Ltd
10th February 2019
The Window Workshop (Sussex) Ltd answered the question "What colours are uPVC windows available in?"
The number of colours available for uPVC windows has changed significantly over the last 10 years. For a long time, windows came in 3 colours - White, Golden Oak, and Rosewood. Now, there are 19 colours available as a standard foil, with hundreds of colours available as a sprayed option. What is a “foil”? When we refer to a “foil”, a foil in this case is the coloured part of the window that you see. It is a thin plastic sheet applied to the upvc frame (which is either white or brown), and it provides the colour, and the grain effect to the window. This is done before the window is manufactured and the plastic is still in bar lengths; the process uses heat bonding to create a strong bond which will not peel or scratch off. Our foils will not fade in UV light, and are tough and hard wearing to stand up to the British climate. Foils are the standard way to get coloured windows, and vary in price. The most common colours (Rosewood, Golden Oak) are more cost effective than the less common colours (Irish Oak, Agate Grey). This is simply due to the manufacturing process - the more popular a colour is, the less it costs to make. What if a colour I want isn’t listed? uPVC Windows can also be sprayed to any RAL colour. There is a special uPVC paint called Kolorbond, which is similar to powder coating. This allows for a strong durable finish, and also maintains your 10 year guarantee. This option is for when a very specific colour is required, or if you wish for one our standard foil colours but in a flat (not woodgrain) finish.