Indigo Products and the Environment

At Indigo Products we take our commitment to the environment very seriously. As part of Epwin Group, we have been at the forefront of uPVC product development for over 30 years. So we know that uPVC is an efficient and cost effective alternative to traditional wood.


The history of uPVC in the UK

Our connection with the use of uPVC in the UK goes back right to the beginning. Epwin introduced PVC-U windows to the UK in 1976, revolutionising the building products industry. Since then it has become integrated into the industry to the extent that it is now the material of choice for the production of sealed units including doors, windows and conservatories.


Why is uPVC so green?

The use of uPVC instead of wood for doors, windows and conservatories means that demands on the world timber trade are dramatically reduced, easing the pressure on some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems.

Approximately 50% of all UK PVC-U window manufacturing waste is recycled and reprocessed, and Epwin Group is committed to increasing that level of recycling year-on-year.


Good for the planet, good for your customers

While the manufacture and use of uPVC windows, doors and conservatories has its own stake in minimising the impact on the planet, it can also help your customers to do their bit too.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has given uPVC a reference service life of 35 years. That means it’s tougher, more weather resistant and longer lasting than traditional wooden alternatives, which means units don’t have to be replaced as often.

The British Standards Institute also suggests that this lifespan is actually extended to more than 40 years when manufactured to accredited standards.


Keeping energy costs down

Our windows, doors and conservatories provide an outstanding barrier against heat loss – even in the most extreme whether conditions. That means less heating in the winter, keeping energy bills down.

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