Hope everyone is alive and well.
I want to ask you guys what you think of uPVC Windows and Doors? They've been in use in Europe for years, but the uptake seems slow here in South Africa. I was in the DR Congo for the last two months and I met a Turkish guy there who has a uPVC factory in Turkey and Austria.
I have found a few companies that seem to do it here in SA:
I called these guys up for a quote and they're charging way too much. I can get it manufactured in Turkey and shipped here to specification for half the price. Alternatively I can set up a factory here for $100,000.
Keep in mind that there is now a new law in South Africa, requiring the use of double glazed windows on all new buildings. All uPVC products are double glazed and shatter proof.
So the benefits over wooden and aluminium windows are as follows:
Double Glazed & Shatterproof
Tilt and Turn System (windows open in various ways, upward, downward, etc all with one handle)
Energy Saving (Use less energy to heat or cool home)
Magnetic blinds built into the glass (optional extra)
So what do you guys figure? Will it take off in South Africa?