Awning windows are well-designed for our ever-changing New Zealand weather; they push out from the bottom so they can be left open and still provide a degree of rain protection.
Awning windows are versatile and can be used in most locations around the house but are not recommended where windows open on to a walkway due to their projecting nature.
Vantage awning windows have been designed to sit flush with the outside and inside face of the frame for a smooth, continuous look when closed. (Other options are possible, including one which overlaps the frame.)
Casement windows are hinged on the side and open outward to the left or right. Usually taller than wide, their entire sash opens to provide top-to-bottom ventilation. Casement windows are side opening to direct air inwards.
Like awning windows, sash windows can be used in most positions and provide a clear view to the outdoors. However, they are not recommended next to pedestrian areas. French casements have no centre post and so do not obscure the view when open.
Popular Awning & Casement Configurations
Horizontal sliding windows allow for non-intrusive openings onto decks and walkways, encouraging indoor-outdoor flow and communication for guests, hosts and family members. Horizontal sliding windows are an excellent choice between the kitchen and outside entertainment areas. They are perfect for busy locations and, as they don’t protrude on to walkways, they’re the safe choice.
Vantage sliding windows slide easily, reducing the risk of strain when you reach to open and close windows installed over kitchen sinks and bench tops.
Standard options include windows with a single sliding panel or two sliding panels meeting in the middle. There is also the double slider where two panels slide past each other.
An aluminium vertical sliding double hung window in two surrounding frame options is also available: with either a scrolled Edwardian appearance or a clean, flat face for a more contemporary look.
Popular Sliding Configurations
Vantage bi-fold aluminium windows run on an easy-slide track system and allow for wide openings. They create a seamless indoor-outdoor feel and are ideal when you want to enjoy our stunning New Zealand views.
Bi-fold windows normally use an even number of panels: e.g. 2 panels, 2+2 panels, 4 panels or 6 panels. Composite Joinery supply aluminium windows from Auckland through to Northland.
Popular Bi-fold Configurations
Invite natural sunlight and ventilation into your home with roof windows. A range of sizes are available, as well as partial opening with some rain protection.
- Roof windows include a thermal break to retain interior heat
- Available in dual colours to match the shade of your roof and ceiling
- Choose manual or electric opening options
- Fixed option available