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All over the world now people are using more of upvc windows rather than the normal ordinary windows. Mostly people who belong to cold regions generally prefer these kinds of windows. Now before we go into the details of the upvc doors and windows we have to understand the basic features of these windows.
Let's start by understanding the meaning of upvc. Here PVC means poly vinyl chloride. This particular poly vinyl chloride is the basic constituent of the windows. The frames of the windows are constructed by this chloride. And the reason for which it is called upvc is the use of galvanized steel in this. And this kind of steel makes these windows strong and effective.
Now let's understand the fact that why people choose the UPVC windows? Well to get that answer we have to understand the basic features of these windows. There are several factors which makes this type of windows so popular. Firstly these windows are weather proof, storm proof, noise proof which makes them really unique.
Moreover the best feature of these windows is that they keep the room fully insulated. If you are staying in a cold place then you must be looking for ways to keep your room insulated. So these windows are one such way.
Another feature of these kinds of windows is its big range of shapes and sizes. If you are staying in a small room then the shape of the window will be very different from those of the big rooms. So here you really don't have to worry as they come in different shapes and cuts so it gets fitted in all kinds of windows.
These upvc doors and windows are available in the market in a variety of colors. So now you don't have to stick to those boring colors any more. You can select those windows that suit your room and the color of your room.
Some other features of these windows that make them so much popular among the consumers are Low maintenance, Water tightness, Reduces power, High and strong quality, Anti rust and don't corrode so fast, Stylish, Easy to install and fabricate, Long life, Durable, Good aesthetics, Air tightness, Flexible, Secure, Easy cleaning and many more.
Some of the varieties of upvc windows are sliding and French windows, tilt and turn windows, combination and casement windows. All these styles are now widely used in homes and offices. So you can also choose from one of them to give a makeover to your office or house.
The Benefits of UPVC as well as Double Glazed Windows
I have found that there are a lot of reasons to put in windows made from PVC while looking at home improvement projects. The fact that they’re weather tight is a leading factor while remodeling. Double Glazed UPVC Windows are made of a membrane between two sheets of glass (thus the secondary term ‘double glass windows’). This protects against heat loss and entails that your heating bills will be less when your brand-new windows get put in.
Upvc double glazing forces air between two panes of glass, putting up a layer between the interior of your home and the weather outdoors. Hence, double glazed windows isolate your home from extremes of both hot and cold. And simultaneously bring down your home’s energy costs and alter its decor. Another attractive energy saving addition would be Roman Blinds, or maybe atlanta carpet.
Double glazed glass panels assist in saving energy in the long run. When the weather is sweltering, the glass panels assist in keeping the inside temperature pleasant by keeping out heat rays. Once the weather turns cold, the glass panels aid in keeping the inside comfortable by reflecting heat energy back into the house. I have found that this helps to cut heating and cooling costs in the end. The trapped air layer likewise serves to isolate against sound pollution.
UPVC Window Styles and Types
There are a lot of various house windows to look at while you’re updating your home. The styles of replacement windows typically vary to suit the fashion of the homes architecture. A few of the most popular styles of replacement windows are casement windows, sliders, double hung , bay windows, bow windows, garden windows, and skylights. I have found that the most popular replacement window is still the standard sash window or double hung window as it is sometimes called.
Casement windows are generally made up of one or two panes and are hinged upon one side. They’re opened up by rotating a crank. Slider windows comprise of two offset sashes and function a lot like a sliding glass door. Double hung windows permit air to flow either from the top or the bottom of the window. They comprise of two offset sashes that run vertically.
You’d commonly discover bay windows in the living-rooms or some other formal areas of the home. They’re three sided window systems that reach out from the outside wall of the house. Such windows permit a room to seem bigger and likewise offer up a bit more space for sitting.
Bow windows are fairly similar to bay windows because they jut out from the outside of a home. The difference is that a bow window comprises of a series of windows with each sash set at a slant, so that the window arches graciously outwards.
To replace an aged kitchen window, a lot people select garden windows. Similar to the bay window and the bow window, this window likewise poke out from the side of the house. Nevertheless, they’re often smaller than bay windows and bow windows. A lot of people place their potted plants in garden windows attaining the impression of a mini garden indoors.
I feel that whenever you’re looking at updating the looks of your home, or increasing the energy efficiency of your home, upvc double glazed windows could be exactly the thing to give your home afresh feeling without placing a major nick in your bank account.
uPVC Window and Door Profiles provide a lucrative investment opportunity in India – it is an attractive project that offers high value addition and returns. The Indian market size for windows and doors is approx. Rs 12000 crore (Source :Long, Kenneth 2005. World Windows and Doors. Study #1977. The Freedonia Group) with the predominant material of constructions being Timber (in rural and in upper end constructions), MS (in low cost housing) and Aluminium (in urban constructions). Out of approx Rs 6000 crore market for windows, approx Rs 300 crore exists for Upvc windows.
Windows are no longer an object to fill the openings in the Building envelope. Today's windows are expected to perform various functions such as letting in light, keeping out heat/cold, noise attenuation, as well as being aesthetically attractive, needing lower maintenance and using energy saving/efficient materials/processes in place of scarce/energy efficient conventional materials. uPVC Windows/Door profiles are made from Poly Vinyl chloride resin, one of the most extensively used thermoplastics finding end uses in diverse sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare etc. UPVC Windows/Doors are extensively used abroad, and are currently at a nascent stage in India . Much needs to be done in marketing of these products by showcasing the advantages of these products to the builders, architects and common man which includes the major advantage of energy saving i.e. reduction in air conditioning bills upto 20-30% as well as saving of wood (in turn-forests) and energy intensive materials like Aluminium.
Overview of Global Markets Globally, UPVC windows and doors have been well accepted, with wide usage globally due to better aesthetics and excellent insulation characteristic. Needless to say, this product has achieved a higher and faster market penetration globally. Following the trend in the global market, India has started achieving more in this direction but much needs to be done to replicate the success stories of other countries.
The demand driver for Poly Vinyl Chloride Windows and Doors is Infrastructur catalysed by
• Increasing population ( India is 2nd most populous country after China )
• Increasing prosperity
• Nuclear families leading to increase in housing demand
• Migration from Rural to Urban area
The Infrastructure Scenario in India • 6 Mega Cities and 23 Metro cities
• 300 Large towns and 3396 small and medium towns
• India –
• 7th Largest Country in World
• 2nd largest country in Asia
• landmass of 3.29 million square km.
• Industrial, trade,commercial – KEY DRIVERS
Plastics are finding increased application in the field of infrastructure in:
• PE Rotational Moulded Tanks
• PP Flexible Intermdiate Bulk Container
• PP Woven Geotextiles
• PVC Window Profiles
• PVC SWR Pipes
As Urbanisation continues at a fast pace• 300 Million Indians in Urban Areas
• India has the second largest urban population in the world
• 30% of total population
• Contributes 60% of GDP
• Growth at 31% over last decade
(Source : http://meaindia.nic.in/indiapublication/Urban%20Infrastructure.htm)
|Investment in Infrastructure in India • The Planning Commission has estimated that investment in infrastructure-defined to broadly include road, rail, air and water transport, electric power, telecommunications, water supply and irrigation will need to be of the order of Rs 1450,000 crores or US$ 320 billion during the Eleventh plan period.|
(Source : Crisinfac)
|• The investment in construction accounts for nearly 11% of India 's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly 50% of its Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF)|
• 65% of the total investment in infrastructure - The investment in this segment over the financial year 2005 to 2010 is estimated at US$124.65 billion
(Source : Crisinfac)
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Assuming Indian population of 100 crore and an average of 5 persons dwelling unit and an average weight of 44 kgs of PVC Doors and Windows per dwelling unit with a market penetration of 3%, the estimated potential of PVC Doors and Windows would be 3,00,000 tpa. With so much happening on the Building Construction front, this is the most opportune time for entrepreneurs to get into Upvc Window/Door profile Extrusion & Fabrication. In fact, considering the afacts as well as the size of the Window/Door market, there is space for 4-5 large companies to come into this sector. Further this project will be synergistic for those entrepreneurs who are already in building/construction related product businesses.
Potential of windows, doors in India- 3,00,000TPA
Supply of uPVC windows, doors in India–40,000TPA
Upvc Window systems come with excellent hardware, various colours and finish thus enhancing the beauty of our dwellings. These windows always look new and do not need any painting. “The brighter the windows, the brighter the home”. Further they provide noise attenuation and reduce energy bill of air-conditioned places by about 20-30%.
Strategy to Reach 3,00,000 TPA of Poly Vinyl Chloride Doors & Windows The consumption of Polyvinyl chloride doors & windows in India in 2007-08 was 40,000 tpa. Entrepreneurs today are keen on investing in projects which have a very high market potential. Upvc Windows and Doors is a product which has a very high potential in the country with low competition. Competition is lower and both types of processors exists, one which manufacture high quality products and other which manufacture products for the low end market.
The entrepreneurs in the country needs to look at :
Option I - only of extruding the Upvc Window/Door profiles,
Option II - only fabrication of these profiles
Option III - a combination of both Option I & Option II.
The entrepreneurs who possess a very good business acumen will be able to achieve a faster market penetration through dealers and agents. Faster market penetration with more number of entrepreneurs and high volume business would help this business grow.
Quality products becomes one of the very important elements in this business for which good tooling is needed. Quality products would help entrepreneurs in fetching higher net profitability due to the higher selling price of the final product. Another important factor is that of a high volume business hence extruders of high capacities selected would lead to a more viable business. Versatility of an extruder which can produce more than a single product would lead to a higher capacity utilisation making it possible for the entrepreneurs to fetch a higher net profitability with more number of new investments in our country.
Business means money and this project with quality product coupled with high volume business can make entrepreneurs earn more and more money. More money in this business with this high value added product would make these entrepreneurs expand their business increasing the volumes further leading to a higher net profitability. High net profitability also depends on the distribution pattern with inclusion of agents who could be involved in marketing of these products.
Marketing with a very good distribution network, be it commision agents, own marketing team or dealers helps the processors in achieving a higher net profitability, a key focus of any business. Well established in the business, existing processors related to plastic products in infrastructure can look at this product under their plan for diversification eg Existing processors of Rotational Moulded tanks, Aluminium fabricators, Roofing can look at PVC Doors and Window profiles which would help these processors to market this product which has a similar distribution pattern.
Building up of end user contacts such as builders/architects will make it possible for the endusers to fetch cost economic products bringing in products which would be well accepted by the common man would lead to benefits to builders/architects as well as the common man.
Research on the acceptability of the new products amongst the builders as well as common man helping the entrepreneurs in achieving a higher market penetration of the plastic products would result into more business.
Higher worldwide acceptance of a plastic product helping entrepreneurs in our country to follow the footsteps of the worldwide trend would lead to more number of new investments in our country.
Versatility of PVC Door & Window Profiles and PVC• Inherent advantages of PVC Door & Window Profiles
a) Energy Savings – Reduction in air-conditioning bills upto 20-30%
b) Cost economics
c) Conservation of Natural Resources
e) Acoustics and so many other advantages
• Poly vinyl chloride due to its versatility
- has helped the entrepreneurs in achieving more net profitability which includes higher volumes of business in all major enduses such as infrastructure
• Polymer, a versatile material bringing in a versatile product – PVC Doors & Windows would lead to a higher volume business for entrepreneurs and thus a higher net profitability
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