Choosing between uPVC or Aluminium?

If you’ve been browsing the internet in search of those new stylish windows and doors for your home, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the multitude of options available in both style and material. Deciding between either uPVC or Aluminium can be a tough choice, so we’ve put together some pointers to help you best understand your options.

uPVC Windows and Doors


The multi chambered frames of a uPVC window are fantastic for insulating your home, keeping you both warmer and reducing your energy bills during those cold winter days. uPVC windows can be a slightly better thermal insulator that its Aluminium counterpart.


uPVC Windows are known to be extremely easy to maintain and clean, just a simple wipe with a cloth with warm soapy water can do wonders for its appearance.


uPVC is much more lightweight than Aluminium, which makes for slightly easier installation when fitting double or triple glazed windows.


We have multiple colour options and finishes available for all our uPVC Windows, from authentic and characterful woodgrain finishes, to modern statement and subtle colours. These allow you to control the design and appearance of your home without compromising any of the benefits of uPVC. With the option of different colours inside and out and different frame and sash colour combinations, we’ve got the perfect uPVC windows for your home.


It’s no secret that uPVC has a long life span, not only will they last for up to 20 years they will not lose their original colouring during this time if well maintained. As well as our uPVC windows being guaranteed for 10 years for any maintenance issues, it’s worth knowing that colour fading of your windows is covered, too. Peace of mind built in.


If you’re working on a tight budget, uPVC is a cheaper option than its luxurious Aluminium alternative.

Aluminium Windows and Doors

Environmentally Friendly

Aluminium is more eco-friendy than uPVC due to the simple recycling process, which not only requires a fraction of the energy but creates a high-quality finish making them indefinitely recyclable.


Aluminium is stronger than uPVC, this means they can have a sophisticated slimmer frame allowing larger expanses of glass due to the overall strength of the frames. This not only makes Aluminium a popular choice for large scale commercial properties, but a common option for those wanting to add that extra touch of elegance to their homes.


Much like uPVC. Powder coated aluminium has an extremely long-life span and can also last up to 20 years.


We are very proud to manufacture our own aluminium windows and doors at our factory in Exmouth, Devon. We manufacture using smarts systems, allowing you to have the confidence that you’re choosing the very best aluminium products available on the market. Our Aluminium fabricators accept nothing but excellence and any defects during manufacturing can be corrected instantly. Designed, manufactured and installed by Team MPS.

Design Options

Aluminium windows have far more design options than uPVC. We have an extensive range of Aluminium colour alternatives and finishes which can be adapted to suit any style home. We can match our Aluminium range to any RAL colour. Available in gloss, matte and satin finishes with the option of adding a textured detail to really stand out from the crowd.

In conclusion, both uPVC and Aluminium have their benefits depending on your window requirements. If you have any further questions regarding your windows and doors please contact our friendly and experienced team, who are sure to point you in the right direction. Please also feel free to visit our state-of-the-art showroom where you can see both of our market leading options first-hand.



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