The Difference Between uPVC and Aluminium Conservatory Frames

Difference between uPVC & Aluminium Conservatories

Timber, uPVC and Aluminum are a common material choice for your conservatory. Cost-wise timber is on the higher side, and aluminium and uPVC are on the slightly lower side. We are often asked about a better choice amongst an aluminium and uPVC conservatory. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons. Here are a few points of differences between the two options:

Aesthetic appeal and appearance of your conservatory are of prime importance. A conservatory should be visually appealing while also complementing the architectural style of your home. The material choice is hence very important to suit all of your requirements. uPVC offers you a clean classic look. But it is also available in an array of colours now days as well as natural wood finishes. While traditional houses can do well with cream looks, a contemporary-looking property can do well with different shades of colours. And for those who fancy a more natural look, there are realistic wood finishes which unlike real timber requires barely any maintenance.

Aluminium on the other hand can be sprayed with any colour. Its strength and lightness allow you to experiment with large glass panels. The frames can be in low profile which ensures that there is maximum glass and minimum frame, ideal for those who want an uncluttered view of the outdoors. 

Then there is affordability. Amongst the two, uPVC is the more economical version as compared to the aluminium frames. Aluminium frames are more durable comparatively and will last you longer. So although the short-term cost-cutting is more with uPVC, it is bound to face more wear and tear in the long run. Thermal efficiency-wise both are almost at par.

uPVC can be shaped easily and is good for single storey structures. Aluminium, however, allows you to design structures of any shape and height.

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