Coloured UPVC window frames?

Coloured UPVC window frames?

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LeadFarmer

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1,942 posts

83 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Anyone know if its possible to get upvc window frames in colours other than white? I'd like to replace my kitchen window to match my aluminium patio bifold doors but would rather not go to the expense of buying aluminium....


whoami

12,933 posts

192 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Yes, you can get them in pretty much any RAL colour.

Aluminium ones will be c3x the price of uPVC.

Edited to add that you'll need RAL 7016 to match your door.

Edited by whoami on Wednesday 20th July 16:19

barryrs

2,874 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Very common these days.

Heres a swatch i grabbed off the web.


GT03ROB

8,482 posts

173 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Yes it is. Any reputable company will be able to supply.

mel

10,165 posts

227 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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whoami said:
Edited to add that you'll need RAL 7016 to match your door.
That's a very confident edit to add, considering we're spraying dozens in 7024 everyday? I wouldn't have wanted to call it from the picture.


scz4

2,200 posts

193 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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We wanted to do the same as you and get matching PVC windows, although our bi-folding doors are metal.

So yes it is possible, but you pay a small premium over white. But what concerned me was they admitted that "colours" are prone to fading, unlike white. So we stuck with white PVC. Metal won't fade as badly, although our grey frame are a little faded, could make polish them up smile They were from www.expressbifolds.co.uk about 6 years ago.

LeadFarmer

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Wednesday 20th July 2016
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scz4 said:
They were from www.expressbifolds.co.uk about 6 years ago.
Thats where our bifolds were from. I break out into sweats and have compulsion to shout obscenities whenever I hear of that company name!!!!

I was wondering how coloured upvc would fair with fading. The window is south facing so gets sun all day.

Renovation

1,620 posts

73 months

Wednesday 20th July 2016
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Be aware most are either sprayed (which seems to scratch easily) or are foiled with a wood finish.

The exception being Rehau who do a smooth foil although if you look hard you can see the frame reinforcement in the shading - hence why everyone else don't do it.


Esseesse

8,834 posts

160 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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When I investigated windows I found that foiled PVC was pretty much as expensive as Aluminium.

8-P

2,097 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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Do that white door while you are on it.

8-P

2,097 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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And that brown extractor vent too if you can(just done one, 5 min job £10 available in black). Ive just done a similar thing, various colours all over the back of my house - rosewood windows, white pipes from boiler and sink, grey extrator vent. Best I could do was black on all the plastics but it looks much better.

Johnnytheboy

19,443 posts

138 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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I did notice a van the other day of a guy who specialised in painting uPVC - may be cheaper?

guindilias

3,006 posts

72 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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My brother (who paints like a 3 year old)painted the brown frames at his house white. I masked it off for him and it looks great 3 years on, flowed out perfectly smooth and no drips/sags.
Was a paint specifically for the purpose, afraid I can't remember the name though.

sidekickdmr

4,582 posts

158 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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Without meaning to hijack to much, is it possible to get a company to come out and paint/wrap white UPVC windows a different colour?

guindilias

3,006 posts

72 months

Thursday 21st July 2016
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A quick google jogged my memory - Sandtex PVC primer is what he used, then normal white gloss paint over the top. Looks great, will see if I can get some close-up pics next time I am round.

LeadFarmer

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Thursday 21st July 2016
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guindilias said:
A quick google jogged my memory - Sandtex PVC primer is what he used, then normal white gloss paint over the top. Looks great, will see if I can get some close-up pics next time I am round.
Sounds a good idea, thanks.