uPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. uPVC is also commonly known as rigid PVC due to its tough nature and inflexible structure. uPVC does not contain any phthalates or BPA, it is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and biologically inert. The product is actually very safe, strong and also has environmental and fire safety benefits.
uPVC, is made from natural materials and might seem like a new idea, but this tried and tested product is not new at all. Roughly half the residential window frames worldwide are uPVC. The product looks just like carefully painted timber, yet is superior in many ways.
A US study has shown uPVC windows to have less impact on the environment:
Energy efficient building features often double as fire resistant attributes. Victoria’s Home Energy Advice Team published recommendations in response to the Canberra fires of 2003, stating “Housing designs that offer greater resistance to radiant heat and ember attack during bushfires also incorporate many energy efficient design principles… The real enemy is the embers that attack the house before and after the flame front hits”
If you have concern about the bushfire risk in your area, we recommend you opt for uPVC window frames and double glazed safety glass to further resist sudden temperature changes. Next Generation Glass windows seal effectively, keeping out ember bearing winds as assuredly as they do cold winter draughts.
Next Generation Glass uPVC window frames will not combust like timber. The uPVC frames have no paint and no varnish, which burn at relatively low temperatures, and they do not conduct heat like aluminium. Even if exposed to direct flame, Next Generation Glass noncombustible uPVC could provide building occupants precious extra time to fight or flee a fire.
Kommerling is a German manufacturer of uPVC window profiles, with a reputation for quality and durability built over many decades. The uPVC windows supplied by Next Generation Glass use the high-quality, long lasting Kommerling system ensuring that customers’ windows will look as new and operate as well after many years of use as they did at installation. While some uPVC window materials may discolour over time, turning pink or yellow as the plastics used break down, Kommerling window profile will stand the test of time.
Kommerling is part of the Profine Group, which is Europe’s largest extruder of uPVC window and uPVC door systems with an annual turnover of hundreds of millions of Euros. Kommerling has been in Australia since 1996, and enjoys world renown as an industry-leading manufacturer.
Kommerling were the first to manufacture lead free uPVC window systems. Lead free profiles are much better for the environment both during manufacture and when products are eventually recycled. Even today, almost all uPVC windows from other manufacturers are still made using lead-based plastics. This environmental differentiator, along with the Kommerling ‘Recycline’ initiative for profile recycling are strong examples Kommerling’s industry-leading, eco-friendly best practices.
Next Generation Glass uPVC windows have a unique ‘Slimline Sash’ extruded by Kommerling and manufactured exclusively here in WA. This means that opening windows use less frame material and have a greater glass area, letting in more daylight and giving you an improved view. When coupled with the thermal benefits of double glazed glass the larger glass to frame ratio actually performs better to keep a building warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It’s a win for aesthetics, then environment and your reduced energy costs in one!
We had Steve and Jack out to install our glass kitchen splashback and we're thrilled with the transformation! Steve was great to work with and had very helpful advice about how to achieve a solution for our space. We'd recommend Next Generation Glass to our friends and family and we'll use them again if we have the need. Thanks guys. Love your work.Simon and Tamika, Coolbellup
Steve Payne has worked for me for many years installing quality uPVC and aluminium double and single glazed windows to various renovations. At Next Generation Glass they give a quality service on time and within budget. Both Steve and John are able to give sound, friendly advice to my clients which has been very helpful, I would highly recommend the services of Next Generation Glass.Scott | Renovation Projects
I cannot thank you enough for the excellent work you did at Concept Marketing. Everything was professionally done; from turning up on time for the initial measure through to the no-fuss installation. The finished product looks visually stunning and the client agrees. As far as I am concerned, you guys are a breath of fresh air in a somewhat stereotyped industry. It’s good to see there are still professionals out there that deliver what is promised. I have and will continue to recommend you to other clients. Just make sure I get first preference when a job comes by. Keep up the great work.Rodney Deville | Starwest Commercial
Anroc Constructions would like to thank Next Generation Glass for all your effort completing the below jobs: Aussie Living Homes head office in Osborne Park. Smart Homes head office Osborne Park. We were all put under a lot of time and costing pressure to complete these two jobs. The project co-ordination and workmanship was excellent. Next Generation Glass experience in solving problems and completing the job was very professional. Anroc would be happy to recommend Next Generation Glass to any company.Marek Kovac | Anroc Constructions
Recently we needed to expand our office space to accommodate for our rapidly growing team. After drawing up some initial designs we engaged with the team from Next Generation Glass to provide advice and install our internal glass walls. We found their expertise and advice were a major contributor to our project and helped us achieve a very modern and professional looking office. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone wanting an office fit-out that stands out and has that “wow factor”. We will be engaging their services again with our upcoming stage 3 expansion.Chris | Logic Networks
We decided to take the supply and installation of our windows/doors out of our contract with our builder, not being happy with the quality of product specified by the designer. We were introduced to Next Generation Glass through a friend and from our initial meeting we were impressed with their level of product knowledge and professional service. The service included determining the thermal rating, help with choosing frames and appropriate glass for our east/west orientated house, and coordination with the builder during construction. The slightly extra cost was insignificant compared to the superior quality of the finished product. We have had many comments from the designer, builder and tradesmen on the quality of the work. We highly recommend Next Generation Glass.Danny & Rita Bellotti
We wish to thank you for the excellent job in converting the windows and doors in our home to double-glazed panels. Next Generation Glass provided a quality job and my husband and I were delighted with your total professionalism and honesty from our first meeting. We found you reliable and extremely hard working. You have enhanced the comfort in our home and we definitely feel a lot more secure. Another bonus is the reduction in energy costs for both heating and cooling. Noise disturbance has reduced significantly too. We would be happy to recommend Next Generation Glass to anyone.John & Joan, Jandakot
I would like to demonstrate my appreciation for the quality workmanship, attention to detail, professionalism and service provided by Next Generation Glass on the installation of double-glazed windows and doors in our home. They certainly look good and have lived up to their promise of reducing noise as we live near a busy road in Leeming. The double doors are amazing and are an impressive feature that everyone has commented on arriving to our home. Of note, the door frame is superbly fitted. Thank you once again to John and Steve who did a fantastic job.Rhyon Johnson, Leeming
Next Generation Glass were very efficient on time and well priced. John re-glazed much of our large house and we could not be happier. In fact we have got John back to do further work and recommended him to my daughter Natalie, an Architect. Now she has had John do some of the work on her new home. John has a great work ethic and is very easy to deal with. Highly recommended!Terry Edwards
Thank you Steve, John & Dean for the successful installation of our double-glazed windows. From the prompt response to my request for a quote through to the ‘on-time’ installation the service has been great. We immediately noticed a reduction in outside noise and we feel very snug. Our only regret is not getting the windows replaced sooner. We would have no hesitation in recommending Next Generation Glass to any future client.Denise Salkeld
Thanks to Next Generation Glass for installing double-glazing throughout our home with a fast, friendly service and no fuss or mess. After having roller shutters over a period of 23 years, I wished I had installed double-glazing much earlier. Outside noise level is nonexistent; we used to have to put up with power tools and generators almost daily. Heat levels have reduced considerably too. On a 44 degree Celsius day I turned the air-con on at 10am and off again at 1pm. The house stayed cool for 6 hours before needing AC again! The windows and doors have opened up my home, they are attractive and fresh. Your team's attention to detail and finish is by far the best I have come across with any trades.Paul and Valerie Osborne
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the great job you have done with my new windows. They look fantastic. Steve, your professionalism and care in helping me make my choices was outstanding. I will certainly be recommending Next Generation Glass to others. Thanks again.Brenda Hogg | Commercial Law Solutions
I used Next Generation Glass & Double Glazing to remove my old sliding door at home. They replaced the door with a new commercial sliding door. My experience using Next Generation Glass has been a good one. Firstly, their service was great! They came out quickly and measured up my job and gave me a quote within days. They use top quality products, which means if I had used them the first time around I wouldn’t have had to pay to have the old one replaced! From my experience, I’m happy to recommend Next Generation Glass & Double Glazing. They're a local company that deliver good products with great service and on time.Sam, Atwell