Eco-Friendly windows and doors

Eco-friendly windows and doors are an important consideration for the future building industry as buildings account for 40% of all carbon emissions.

uPVC’s long lifespan of up to 100 years or more and potential for high-quality re-use, make it one of the most eco-friendly, sustainable window and door materials currently available in the building and home improvement market.

At Universal Arches, we are specialists in bending uPVC, a low carbon plastic, to create eco-friendly windows and doors with arched, angled, circular and gothic shaped frames. Contact Universal Arches to find out more

We guarantee our products for 10 years, however we know that with very little maintenance, providing they are looked after, they will last around 30-40 years before they need to be replaced.


uPVC profile for this Gothic window frame was made from recycled uPVC


What can businesses do to help with deforestation?

Timber has been widely used as a construction material in window frames and doors for many years. Cutting down trees to create a supply of timber is becoming a problem as one third of all Carbon Dioxide released from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by forests every year. Forests regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, support livelihoods, and play an important part in taking carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere. Deforestation is a corporate responsibility.

uPVC is a sustainable solution as an alternative to using timber. uPVC windows and doors can be manufactured with a woodgrain effect to closely resemble a timber window and they are available in a wide range of colours and do not need to be painted to maintain their perfect finish, unlike timber. Whilst many homeowners initially consider having timber windows or doors, once they become aware of the regular maintenance required to keep them looking good and performing well, they are often put off.  Timber windows can often twist and warp in the hot or wet weather, making them difficult to open and close at times. Read our Case Study where uPVC windows were chosen to replace timber in this 1877 stone property.

uPVC windows are doors are thermally efficient and offer cost-effective thermal insulation with low U-Values which will help to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to ‘net zero’.  Universal Arches is a specialist company based in St Helens in Merseyside, who bend uPVC into arches, circles, gothic windows and manufacture angled frames, to create sustainable window frames, doors and door frames on behalf of manufacturers of traditional square or rectangular windows. Contact Universal Arches 



Recycling to reduce carbon footprint

The majority of uPVC profile we use to create an arched, angled, circular or gothic shaped window or door frame are made from recycled materials and at the end of its life as a window or door, the recycling process allows the same product to be recycled up to 10 times.  One single window or door can effectively have a life span of up to 350 years, which will help combat climate change.

During our manufacturing process, the off-cuts of uPVC which cannot be used are collected by a local company, who then recycles the material to give the plastic a new lease of life.  From time to time we also have offcuts of metal which are collected and re-used.

To find out more, please get in touch with us on 01744 612844 or email We look forward to hearing from you.


Featured image shows uPVC windows being stored prior to being recycled



Our Administrative team are conscious of the need to protect the environment and ensure that all plastic waste, tins and wastepaper are cleaned and stored in preparation for recycling. One of the members of our team is passionate about recycling and voluntarily collects these items and takes them to the local recycling facilities every week. 




Universal Arches bend uPVC profile to manufacture door frames with an arched head or angled top light and uPVC windows with a beautiful arch, triangular or gothic frame. Our customers are manufacturers of high quality share or rectangular windows and door frames. If you would like to discuss how Universal Arches can help you, please contact our Customer Services team on 01744 612844 or email us at and we will be happy to discuss your individual project with you.





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