The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) and window-sealing experts Pro Clima’s collaborative windows installation workshops, held in both Sydney and Melbourne over the last two weeks, brought together close to 40 industry leaders from the uPVC windows sector across the two sessions.
Led by the Pro Clima team, the workshops firstly identified the current installation practices commonly experienced across the industry through collaborative discussion and workshopping activities with attendees, before examining learnings from window design and installation methods both domestically and internationally as a guide to exploring the importance of higher-performance installation and best-practice methods for uPVC windows in Australia.
The afternoon session included a live installation demonstration lead by the Pro Clima master carpenter who detailed industry best-practice techniques for the installation of uPVC window frames in a timber reveal. The workshops concluded with a robust discussion on key take-aways and learnings for the industry with attendees.
High-performance installation practices and weatherproofing of windows as they are fixed and sealed into building structures is one of the key determinants of the level of insulation, energy efficiency and watertightness in a building over time. The strong level of interest and discussion across both workshops was a testament to the commitment of uPVC window fabricators, installers and suppliers to work towards a recognised standard of windows installation in the industry.
We would like to thank the team at Pro Clima for their time and effort in leading the workshops, as well as hosting and providing catering for the Sydney session. We also thank the team at Windows For Life for hosting the Melbourne session, and Deceuninck Australia for providing catering.
We look forward to bringing the industry together for similar events, and invite any member who is interested in being involved in leading a workshop or session for the betterment of the industry to contact the VCA Office.