Red brick is quite a misleading material. For you see, it’s actually more orange than red, with the colour created artificially with a hint of magenta. Red brick can also come in a few different shades with red brick houses of the 60s being dark and newer builds being light or medium. Sometimes, the bricks can also be non-uniform.
If you have a red brick house, white UPVC really isn’t the best colour choice because white stands out too much. It’s far too light/bright, and has a cheapening effect, much in the same way white skirting boards can have with dark oak flooring.
A better choice is a medium / dark grey, such as RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey, or RAL 7015 Slate Grey. These colours are darker than red brick and have the effect of blending in, giving red brick houses a much more premium appearance.
No other UPVC colours make sense for red brick, really. Black is often too dark, and lighter greys can be too close to white when it’s sunny.
Don’t replace, paint!
There is no need to replace the UPVC on your house if it’s undamaged.
Whether your existing UPVC is brown or white, it can be spray painted professionally to change the colour, and the finish will last. For instance, we guarantee all our spray-painting work for 10-years for complete peace of mind.
Regarding cost, you’ll find having your UPVC spray painted comes in at around a third of the cost of replacement. Circa £150 per window, £230 per door and frame, and £280 for a garage door is about right in this industry.
You can find out more about prices here, or you can contact us for a quote on your own home. Quotes are free and we can come out to you anytime.