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#03_Modern Design


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There is a trend in favour of large glass surfaces for maximum light incidence, slim profile elevations, colour statements  and surface finishes in wood, concrete or metal looks. Ultimately, it is a question of personal taste and suitability in the given building context of renovation or modernization.

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LARGE GLASS FRONTS
FOR MORE LIGHT

Daylight in living areas is becoming increasingly important, which is why there is a trend towards large formats for windows and doors. Wall-high window fronts or large sliding elements open up new architectural design possibilities: therefore the question arises as to whether, when modernizing, one should simply replace old windows with new ones or opt for larger elements right away, thereby giving the house façade a new and modern style  ___


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ANGULAR  PROFILES AND
SLENDER ELEVATIONS

In the case of PVC windows, angular profiles and slim frames with shallow basic depths of around 74 mm are used. For refurbishment depths from 70 mm and for higher energy savings 80 mm and more are the order of the day. Regardless of whether you look at the windows from the outside or the inside, the modern frame design focuses on minimalism and restraint, so that the entire façade of the house appears open and calm ___
 

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COLOURS AND SURFACES

There is a wide range of colours available for PVC window profiles: Choose between coloured film decors, natural wood decors and elegant aluminium shells or simply classic white. At the top of the current popularity scale are shades of grey and black. Alternatively, you can opt for surface finishes such as concrete or leather look.

Of course all surfaces are weatherproof, impact and scratch resistant and easy to clean ___


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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

The use of recycled material is also playing an increasingly important role in the product design of new PVC windows. A modern PVC window profile consists of approx. 50% recycled material, which is usually found in the core of the profile. Visually and in terms of quality, the new windows with recycled cores play in the same league as windows made from virgin material ___

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You can find more detailed information here:

European Renovation Brochure - Modernization with PVC Windows