How To Minimise Waste When Installing a Window or Door

When installing a window or door, it is essential to minimise the amount of waste created. This means during the installation process and regarding the energy the customer can save during the product’s lifetime.

Installing a window or door can be a great way to improve the look and feel of your customer’s homes while also adding extra security and improving energy efficiency.

However, it’s vital to minimise waste during the installation process to ensure they are getting the most value for money and you are doing your part for the environment.

This can be done in several ways: recycling, reusing, and reducing. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these methods and how they can help you save time and money and help the environment.

Recyclable Liniar Windows and Doors

One way to minimise waste during a window or door installation is to use UPVC windows and doors with the Liniar eco-friendly profile.

The Liniar uPVC profile is designed to be recyclable. The profile is lead-free, and because they are so robust and hardwearing, minimal reinforcement and therefore are recyclable. Therefore, Liniar is an excellent choice for an environmentally friendly option. As an excellent insulator uPVC, along with double glazing, can help reduce your customers’ energy bills and carbon footprint.


Another way to minimise waste is to recycle any old doors and windows being replaced. Any end-of-life frames and profiles can be taken to a Use a post-consumer window and door recycling centre, such as Eurocell, and take the scrap profile to be recycled professionally. This is an environmentally friendly and sustainable option.

Many companies like Eurocell will collect the old profiles from their trade customers for free and they will be recycled back into more uPVC products. This saves the frames from going to landfills.

Reduce the amount of overall waste you create

You can also reduce the amount of waste you create by ensuring that all the doors and windows you install are adequately sealed and fitted. This will help prevent draughts and leaks, which can waste energy and money for the end customer and overall contributes to energy usage nationwide.

As stated previously, you can use a professional post-consumer window and door scrappage scheme and recycling centre, however, if the windows are in great condition still, maybe a new homeowner wanted to change the look of the home they had just moved into, you could potentially sell the old frames at local markets or on your trade counter. You must get permission from the owner to do this though.

By following these simple tips, you can minimise waste during a window or door installation and do your bit for the environment. You can also let your potential customers know your green credentials and the environmental benefits of your products as an extra incentive to choose you as their installer.

TruFrame is proud to use the Liniar uPVC profile, an advanced eco-friendly uPVC system. Contact us today if you are interested in seeing how the Liniar profile can benefit your customers and how we can support your business.

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