uPVC windows in New Zealand and Australia Home › Forums › Design and Build Q & A › uPVC windows in New Zealand and Australia Tagged: climate, uPVC, windows This topic contains 1 reply, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Matthew Cutler-Welsh 4 months, 2 weeks ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts May 31, 2017 at 8:36 pm #3327 Matthew Cutler-WelshKeymaster uPVC windows are all the rage in Europe, but are they suitable for the Southern Hemisphere? Won’t they degrade over time with exposure to UV radiation in New Zealand and Australia? May 31, 2017 at 8:40 pm #3329 Matthew Cutler-WelshKeymaster Basically, No. Modern uPVC is formulated specifically to withstand harsh outdoor environments including very cold and very hot conditions as well as high levels of UV radiation. If you’re still concerned, leading manufacturers offer uPVC frames with an aluminium protective covering. Check out episode 77, my interview with Warm Windows for more info. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.