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Vantage Design Find your perfect Vantage point


At Vantage, we’ve been getting to know the needs of homeowners, builders and architects for over 40 years. Our locally made windows and doors are found in more New Zealand homes than any other brand, and we’re always refining and innovating solutions to meet changing needs. Choose your windows, doors and hardware from one of our ranges, or mix and match to suit your project – it’s your build, your way, with Vantage.


Contents Getting Started ...............................................................................2 Which product fits my home? .................................................... 4 Ranges ................................................................................................7 Residential Series ............................................................................... 9 Metro Series .........................................................................................17 APL Architectural Series ................................................................25 ThermalHEART ..................................................................................32 Energy Rating Systems ............................................................... 33 Klima Series .................................................................................... 35 Smartwood .................................................................................... 37 Custom Windows ......................................................................... 39 Roof Windows ................................................................................41 Entrance Doors .............................................................................43 Latitude ............................................................................................... 44 Plasma ................................................................................................. 44 Axis ........................................................................................................ 45 Classic ................................................................................................. 45 Aquila ................................................................................................... 46 Glass Plasma .................................................................................... 46 Lindo ......................................................................................................47 Hardware ........................................................................................48 Urbo ...................................................................................................... 50 Miro ........................................................................................................52 Icon ....................................................................................................... 54 Elemental ............................................................................................56 Surface finishes ................................................................................58 Passive ventilation .......................................................................... 60 Glass options .....................................................................................62 Case Studies .................................................................................. 65 The Mount views ...............................................................................67 A bold statement ..............................................................................71 Minimalism in anodised black ....................................................75 Paint it black ......................................................................................79 Mix and match ..................................................................................83 Window Configurations ............................................................. 86 Door Configurations .................................................................... 87 Care and maintenance ..............................................................88

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Getting Started Simple steps to choose the right windows and doors for you

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Consider how you will live in your home

Create a pin board

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What is the landscape/environment like that you live in?

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How do you need your house to function?

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What life stage are you at? Do you have children at home?

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Do you spend a lot of time using outdoor living or entertaining areas?

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Living spaces

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Colours

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Styles

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Textures.

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Hardware

Glass

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Explore your hardware options – what kind of look do you want to achieve?

ÌÌ Blending in or a statement? ÌÌ Contemporary or classic look?

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Look at things like:

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Glass can enhance the way your home looks and feels, but it also adds to the warmth and thermal efficiency of your home.


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Products

Colours

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Look at our product ranges and decide what best suits your needs - consider thermally efficient products as well

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Consider the colour options that are available, how it ties in with the look of your home, and how it looks from the inside

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Our handy tools on our website will help you through this process.

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Look at the latest colour trends.

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Ask the experts about our products and surface finishes for the right advice

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See our website for handy tips so you can ask the right questions. See our website vantage.co.nz for more inspiration.

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Which product fits my home? Vantage Windows and Doors offer a comprehensive range of products to complement any project. Find the perfect format for your new home.

RESIDENTIAL SERIES 2.1m high doors

Depending on wind zone and span requirements, other sizes are possible within each range. Contact your local manufacturer for further details.

Versatile mainstream range at an economical price. Available with ThermalHEART to reduce hot and cold transfer.

Tip: Fixed or opening windows can be placed above these doors to increase the overall height of the unit.

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APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES 2.7m high doors

METRO SERIES 2.4m high doors

Premier contemporary range for use in demanding environments.

High performance range with architecturally styled homes in mind.

Available with ThermalHEART to reduce hot and cold transfer.

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What door and window types are available in our product ranges? We offer a wide variety of window and door formats to suit almost any application, and custom-designed windows and doors are also an option. Most of the formats are available across all of our product ranges.

Awning, Casement and Fixed windows

Sliding windows

Bi-fold windows

Roof windows

Hinged and French doors

Sliding doors

See the configurations page at the back of this brochure for further detail. Bi-fold doors

Entrance doors

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Residential Series Clean, contemporary lines, smooth surfaces and generously sized profiles – that’s the essence of the Residential Series. It is our most economical, mainstream range of windows and doors.

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Residential Series offers: ƒƒ

A complete portfolio of window and door types, including custom-designed

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Expertly designed to cater for the majority of residential building projects

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Recommended door height of 2.1m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions

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Seamless transition using our flush sill sliding doors for the ultimate indoor-outdoor flow

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Scope to choose specialised features – e.g. passive ventilation (page 60)

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Available with ThermalHEART to reduce hot and cold transfer (page 32).

1. Bi-parting sliding doors in Matt Black with Urbo colour matched hardware

Visit our website to see more inspirational images of Vantage Windows & Doors. vantage.co.nz

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2. Residential Series products in Matt Ironsand with Aria black hardware 3. Awning window in DURATEC Platypus with Urbo colour matched hardware


Residential Series

Windows and Doors

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Residential Series

Windows and Doors

1. Hinged door in DURATEC Platypus with Urbo colour matched hardware 2. French door in Palladium Silver with Urbo colour matched hardware 3. Bi-parting sliding doors in Matt Black with Urbo colour matched hardware 4. Awning windows in Matt Black with Urbo colour matched hardware

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Residential Series

Windows and Doors

1. Latitude entry door in Matt Black with Icon lever handle small 2. 2+2 bi-fold window in Matt Black with Aria black hardware 3. Stacker sliding door with awning window in fixed panel, in Matt Black with Aria black hardware 4. Lay-back bi-fold door in Matt Black with Aria black hardware

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Metro Series Metro Series is all about clean lines and a contemporary look. It is a stylish and heavy-duty range, suitable for residential and architectural applications.

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Metro Series offers: ƒƒ

Clean, flat surfaces

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Large-sized formats capable of handling a wide range of weather conditions, engineered to stringent strength requirements

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Recommended door height of 2.4m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions

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Flush sill tracks maintain the clean-lined theme, and assist indoor-outdoor flow for sliding doors

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Specialised features available e.g. passive ventilation (page 60)

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Available with ThermalHEART (page 32).

1. Products in Metro Coal Dust with Icon stainless steel hardware

Visit our website to see more inspirational images of Vantage Windows & Doors. vantage.co.nz

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2. Metro Series ThermalHEART fixed and opening windows shown in Matt Black. 3. Stacker sliding door in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware


Metro Series

Windows and Doors

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Metro Series

Windows and Doors

1. Sliding door and aluminium louvres in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware 2. Products in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware 3. Products in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware

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Metro Series

Windows and Doors

1. Bi-fold doors in Matt Black with Miro colour matched hardware 2. Fixed window (centre) with casement windows in Matt Black with Miro colour matched hardware 3. Awning windows in Matt Black with Miro colour matched hardware

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APL Architectural Series Targeted at architectural homes and apartments, the APL Architectural Series range of high-performance windows and doors that are meticulously designed.

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APL Architectural Series offers: ƒƒ

Large formats suitable for most weather and environmental conditions

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Square-edged shape and flush surfaces

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Assured strength and versatility

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Recommended door height of 2.7m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions

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Flush sills and easy-glide panels available for sliding doors

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Specialised features available e.g. passive ventilation (page 60)

1. Sliding windows in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware

Visit our website to see more inspirational images of Vantage Windows & Doors. vantage.co.nz

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2. Stacker sliding door across the wall (left) in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware 3. Corner sliding doors in Matt Black with Urbo colour matched hardware


APL Architectural Series

Windows and Doors

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APL Architectural Series

Windows and Doors

1. Stacker sliding door in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware 2. Sliding door in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware 3. French doors in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware 4. Awning windows in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware

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APL Architectural Series

Windows and Doors

1. Sliding window in Silver anodised 2. Stacker sliding doors in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware 3. Corner stacker sliding door in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware 4. Products in Silver anodised with client supplied hardware

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ThermalHEART Double glazing is standard these days. But our innovative ThermalHEART technology takes the fight against winter cold a major step further, with an additional thermal insulator stitched into the core of every aluminium profile. Why choose ThermalHEART? Comfort: Choosing windows and doors that increase your family’s wellbeing makes perfect sense. Warmth: Keeping cool temperatures out in colder months, and decreasing thermal gain in warmer months assists in year-round warmth and comfort. Health: ThermalHEART reduces the risk of condensation forming, therefore reducing the potential for mould growth.

ThermalHEART offers: Thermal performance up to 35% better than standard double glazed windows.

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A range of window and door options are available

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Recommended heights of up to 2.1m for Residential Series and 2.4m for Metro Series, however door can potentially be higher depending on site conditions

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Dual colour is available within the Metro Series range – different colours on the interior and exterior.

Warm and cold areas are separated

ThermalHEART nylon barrier insulates the frame

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Energy rating systems For many New Zealanders, energy efficiency is top of mind, and increasingly a factor when it comes to making purchasing decisions. The same concern applies to windows and doors, given the impact that glazing can have on the comfort levels of your home.

WEERS has been adopted by the Window Association of New Zealand and uses its own star logo. This system allocates between one and six stars to a job lot of windows and doors. The more stars, the better the thermal efficiency. Look for the WEERS rating on your window quote or in a separate report from your local manufacturer.

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Allows consumers to see the precise rating for a job lot of windows and doors

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Endorsed by the Window Association of New Zealand.

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Klima Series If thermal efficiency is among your top priorities, Klima Series is the smart bet. Based on a premium product from Europe by Kömmerling and optimised for Kiwi conditions. Klima is the ultimate performer when it comes to keeping out the winter cold, and being made of highly durable uPVC, Klima Series windows and doors can also withstand the harshest sunlight.

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Thermal efficiency: perfect for use in the New Zealand climate, particularly where there are cold temperatures

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Healthier homes: an affordable investment to create a warmer, healthier home

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Noise reduction: offers very good levels of sound insulation

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Durability: can withstand New Zealand’s harshest sunlight without discolouring or degrading, due to the fact it is made of highly durable uPVC

Recommended door height of 2.1m in very high wind zones.

AluClip system Klima Series products are available in white, but can also be supplied in other colours using the AluClip system. It is a powdercoated aluminium facing clipped on to the exterior frame. As a result, your colour choice becomes virtually unlimited.

See our Klima Series brochure for further information

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Smartwood The best of both worlds: Smartwood composite windows and doors combine the natural glow of wood on the inside, with the durability of aluminium outside.

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Thermal efficiency: Good thermal properties, helped by internal timber facings

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A wide range of timber options: including cedar, jarrah, kwila, American white oak, and others

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Comprehensive range: of windows and doors, plus a host of enhancements.

Recommended door height of 2.4m in very high wind zones.

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Custom windows Tailored to suit your preference. A wide range of shapes, sizes and configurations are possible, from curved tops, to angular windows and louvres.

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Roof windows Designed to be thermally efficient, Vantage roof windows include a thermal break, and are available in either a fixed or opening option to allow for ventilation.

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Roof windows can be customised, and are available in dual colour to match the interior and roof colours

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Manual or keypad activated opening available.

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Entrance doors A good entrance door is the defining feature of your home

See our Entrance Door brochure or visit our website for further information.

Note – Configurations are subject to change. Also, dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight. Consult your local manufacturer or view our Entrance Door brochure for further information.

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Latitude

Plasma

Tongue and groove planks, in either a vertical or horizontal version with a sturdy frame around the door panel.

Flush, flat surface finish with different options available, including horizontal negative detail lines. Slimline Plasma - an economical version with less options is also available

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LAT04

LAT101

PLA03

PLA06

PLA00


Vantage

Entrance Doors

Axis

Classic

Tongue and groove planks stacked vertically with no frame around the door panel.

Designed with rectangular patterns in either scrolled or contemporary edgings for a traditional look.

AX00

AX03

AX01

CLA00

CLA01

CLA4109

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Vantage

Aquila

Glass Plasma

A combination of horizontally stacked tongue and groove boards, with a chunky modern frame.

Clad in 5mm toughened glass sheets with a minimal aluminium edge.

AQ00

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Entrance Doors

AQ03

AQ06

GPL00

GPL00

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Finishes You can never have too many options, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of colours and finishings. Mannex A low sheen surface finish highly resistant to marking and scuffing specifically for use on entrance doors. There are a wide variety of colours available. Please ask your manufacturer for a colour brochure to see our full range of Mannex powdercoat options. Please note that the finish of the Mannex powdercoating will look slightly different to the powdercoating on your aluminium joinery. See the door on the left for an indication of the surface finish.

Intensity

Lindo Highly personalised design using a plank system.

There are six bold bright colours in this Dulux DURATEC range, ensuring excellent colour retention and are exceptionally hard wearing.

Fading and Bowing Dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight as this may cause the colour to fade, so careful consideration needs to be made when choosing your entrance door colour/s. Doors with a thermal break built into them may experience slight temporary bowing due to the difference in temperature between the inside and outside of the door, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. We stress that this is only a temporary effect and the door will revert back to its normal shape as the aluminium cools. This may occur primarily with dark colours, so can be minimised by selecting lighter external colours or increasing cover over the door area.

See our Entrance Door brochure for further information

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Hardware The Vantage range of hardware gives you choice in shape, function and finish, all with secure and convenient locking features and options to colour match to your joinery.


Urbo Urbo is all about fine lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges, delivering a lighter look without compromising on strength. Lever door handle Offers multi-point locking, and when the handle is lifted upwards it activates locking rods at the top and bottom of the door for added security. Small Handle length - 120mm Baseplate - 212mm

Large Handle length - 150mm Baseplate - 292mm

Pull handle Lock is fixed separately to the door, and is activated by a key or interior turn knob. A multi-point locking system is available. Small 255mm h

Large 323mm h


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Hardware

Surface Mount Sliding Door Handle

Wedgeless Window Fastener

An all-in-one handle and lock for sliding doors or windows. Snib or keyway installed in the body of the handle.

A handle with contemporary and elegant styling. The PVC closing wedge is matched to the handle colour. Available in a low profile and a venting option.

180mm h

110mm w x 33mm d

Flush pull

Window Fastener

The flush pull is ideal for lighter sliding panels where a robust hand grip is not required.

This window fastener has a separately fixed wedge and is suitable for the APL Architectural Series.

220mm h x 44mm w

110mm w x 40mm d

Bi-fold handle

Espagnolette Window Fastener

This swivel lock activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel.

Single hand, robust operation drives a two-point latch mechanism in the window which includes a secure venting position.

220mm h x 25mm w

110mm w x 33mm d

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Miro The Miro range of die-cast handles is a contemporary classic, characterised by elegant, ergonomic curves.

Lever Door Handle Offers multi-point locking, and when the handle is lifted upwards it activates locking rods at the top and bottom of the door for added security. Handle length - 117mm Baseplate - 210mm

Sliding Door Handle Lock is fixed separately to the door, and is activated by a key or interior turn knob. A multi-point locking system is available. Small 166mm h

Large 240mm h


Miro

Hardware

Wedgeless Window Fastener

Surface Mount Sliding Door Handle

Combines a sure hand grip with clean lines. The PVC closing wedge is matched to the handle colour. Available in a low profile option. 100mm h x 39mm d

This all in one handle and lock for sliding doors or windows has no separately installed snib or keyway.

175mm h x 54mm d

Venting Wedgeless Window Fastener A venting option of the wedgeless handle is available which allows the window to be fastened in a partially open position for passive ventilation. 100mm w x 39mm d

Bi-fold Handle

Window Fastener

This swivel operator activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel.

This window fastener has a separately fixed wedge, and is suitable for the APL Architectural Series and Smartwood.

153mm h x 24mm w

100mm w x 48mm d

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Icon New Zealand’s first fully integrated range of 316 grade stainless steel hardware for aluminium windows and doors.

Lever Door Handle Offers multi-point locking, and when the handle is lifted upwards it activates locking rods at the top and bottom of the door for added security. Small Handle length - 110mm Baseplate -210mm

Large Handle length - 150mm Baseplate - 290mm

Pull Handle Lock is fixed separately to the door, and is activated by a key or interior turn knob. A multi-point locking system is available. Small - 325mm Medium - 630mm

Large - 930mm Extra Large - 1230mm or 1820mm


Icon

Hardware

Sliding door flush pull

Wedgeless fastener

The flush pull is ideal for lighter sliding panels where a robust hand grip is not required.

This fastener for Residential awning and casement windows blends square-edged and radiused looks. There is a matching grey nylon wedge. Available in a low profile option.

230mm h x 43mm w

110mm w x 31mm d

Window fastener

Window fastener

This swivel operator activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel.

The Icon window fastener with separately fixed wedge is designed for high specification window systems - including APL Architectural Series.

170mm h x 25mm w

110mm w x 36mm d

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Elemental As its name implies, the Elemental hardware range strives for simplicity. Elemental is a unique range of hardware that is made from extruded aluminium, and is available in a Silver or Black anodised finish.

Lever Door Handle Offers multi-point locking, and when the handle is lifted upwards it activates locking rods at the top and bottom of the door for added security. Small Handle length - 125mm Baseplate - 221mm

Large Handle length - 140mm Baseplate - 292mm


Elemental

Hardware

Pull Handle

Bi-fold Handle

Available in two sizes - large or small, but can be made to any length by special order. Lock is fixed separately to the door, and is activated by a key or interior turn knob. A multi-point locking system is available.

A sleek swivel operator that activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel.

Small 250mm h

Large 325mm h

160mm h x 34mm w

Flush Pull

Espagnolette window fastener

The flush pull is ideal for lighter sliding panels where a robust hand grip is not required.

Single hand, robust operation drives a two-point latch mechanism in the window which includes a secure venting position.

269mm h x 44mm w

High profile - 110mm w x 37mm d Low profile - 110mm w x 21mm d

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Surface finishes Powdercoating You can never have too many options when it comes to choosing a colour for joinery – which explains why powdercoating is such a popular surface finish for Kiwi homeowners. No other treatment offers such a diverse palette. And when it comes to Vantage, colour is just one of the alternatives to mull over. Matt finishes, for example, have been introduced as an alternative to satin for many colours, offering a more consistent look. And there’s also a Mannex finish that creates a low sheen surface highly resistant to marking and scuffing – perfect for entrance doors. For the majority of residential developments, the highly popular DURALLOY powder grade will be more than adequate. However, for buildings in particularly exposed locations, such as coastal holiday homes vulnerable to salt spray, additional protection makes sense. Premium grade DURATEC powder offers more advanced weathering capability and a superior warranty, and has proved popular for high-end houses and apartments near the beach. (It may well be required, in fact, depending on where your building project is located in relation to coastal corrosion zones. Please see our Care and Maintenance brochure). Finally: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colours, always assess swatches in natural light.

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Anodising Anodised finishing is a highly popular choice for architectural projects, and with good reason: that glowing Silver Silver matt sheen looks Black terrific on Black aluminium. As for colours and film thicknesses, there are plenty of options: Silver, in 12 and 25 microns. Bronze in light, medium or dark, 12 and 25 microns. Black, 25 microns only. Champagne, in 25 microns only. For properties in coastal, industrial or other corrosive environments, 25 microns is recommended, and may even be required to qualify for a warranty. (Note: the anodised coating has a 10 - year warranty for 12 micron anodising, and 20 - years for 25 microns.)

Champagne

Dark Bronze Light Bronze

Medium Bronze

* Colours shown give only an indication of colour. Please contact your local manufacturer for an accurate aluminium sample colour

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Passive ventilation Vantage have a range of passive ventilation options available – from the straightforward Sashvent and Aerovent systems, to the sophisticated Ventient system.

Benefits of Passive ventilation:

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Introduces fresh air into the building envelope

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Makes homes healthier, by improving air quality

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Easier and more efficient to heat, reducing energy consumption.

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An effective background ventilation system through the bottom of an opening window

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Installed into bottom opening windows (awning)

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A manual slide allows the vent to be open and closed

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Insect mesh barrier ensures only fresh air is allowed in.


Aerovent

Ventient

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Improved airflow with less visual intrusion

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A cover on the inside also acts as a manual slide for opening and closing

Naturally automated trickle ventilator suitable for high-end residential and commercial projects

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Has an internal device, which automatically opens and closes in response to outside air temperatures

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Air movement is directed upwards to prevent draughts

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Ideal for cross-ventilation and air flow

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Internal insect mesh barrier ensures only fresh air is allowed in.

Installed in Metro Series or APL Architectural Series windows or doors

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Mesh prevents insect entry to the aluminium Ventient box, and dust and pollen filters may also be incorporated.

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Glass Options Glazing choices are an important option to consider. Options to reduce UV, minimise heat loss, and create year-round comfort are decisions that impact your project. Thermal performance and heat gain are becoming increasingly important to many homeowners. We offer a variety of performance glass options to suit most requirements. Please contact your local manufacturer for further advice and information.

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Double glazing offers year-round thermal advantages. Benefits include significant reduction in UV light and a good retention of internal heat. As a bonus, it also dampens sound. Within the general category of double glazing, there are plenty of options to further boost your home’s thermal efficiency. Low E (the ‘e’ stands for emissivity) glass, for example, enhances the insulation value for a modest premium. Further wins can be had by using argon gas in your double glazing. Argon creates an additional barrier to heat loss and heat absorption, achieving good thermal performance gains.

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Clear Single, Glazed Glass 4mm clear

Warmth is one thing, but safety is key. All Vantage windows and doors come with glass that complies with NZS 4223, the glazing standard cited in the New Zealand Building Code.

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Case Studies


The Mount views Special views called for a special product – doors that could disappear from sight. “We put it out there and presumed it was available,” said the homeowner, and thanks to Vantage it was.

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ith views to Mt Maunganui and Matakana Island the homeowners wanted to enjoy the views without obstruction. The answer was to take advantage of a feature available in APL Architectural Series sliding doors that allow panels to retract over an adjoining wall. A stacker sliding door with four panels was installed that span floor to ceiling and measure 2.6m high. They run on an exterior frame so that the doors can stack out of sight when wanted. But that isn’t the only innovation – the sill is recessed into the floor for a flush indoor-outdoor feature, a benefit increasingly sought-after in New Zealand homes.

1. APL Architectural Series across the wall stacker sliding door in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware

As with many projects, the windows and doors were mix-n-matched from various product ranges for reasons of economy or functionality. Metro Series doors and windows were used in the majority of the home in Matt Flax Pod powdercoat, including a Plasma entrance door with a special, customised copper-finish pull handle. This cylindrical

grip coordinated beautifully with the flush, rusticated cedar cladding on all sides of the main entry. The overall look of the house is dominated by earthy, natural tones and textures – cedar boards and soffits that align with the interior ceiling level, in-situ concrete with a rough, ‘natural pour’ surface, and creamy Garapa decking at the front of the house with a cosy ‘conversation pit’ as a centrepiece, warmed by a gas fire for the cooler winter nights. A final distinctive touch – a Vantage product making a comeback, has its place in sheltered locations: aluminium louvre blades powdercoated to match the rest of the window and door colour. Aluminium blades, instead of the more common glass, are a great option and offer great ventilation. For special products, as well as mainstream, put it out there and see if Vantage have it – chances are we will.

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1 and 2 Metro Series fixed windows with aluminium louvres both sides in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware 3 and 4 APL Architectural Series across the wall stacker sliding door in Matt Flax Pod with Urbo colour matched hardware

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A bold design statement Three types of Vantage windows and doors were used in this impressive and well thought out Hamilton home.

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ronwyn, an interior designer, and husband Bruce Turton, a builder, created a home with intricate attention to detail and innovation. Bruce looked to the Vantage Residential range for the mix of sliding doors, large fixed windows, and louvre windows for ventilation. “I didn’t want a mix of window types,” he said. “A consistent look was important from an aesthetic viewpoint.” The home features a spectacular double height entranceway, which uses Vantage shop front style windows (normally used in commercial buildings) for an all glass look. This sets the tone for expansive spaces and wide, roomy corridors.

1. Residential Series products in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware

“It’s a big home so we didn’t want pokey hallways. The result was a home that, from a space and volume point of view, feels very

comfortable,” Bruce said. Vantage duo-slider doors help with the sense of expanse adjacent to the dining and portico area, with clear vision open or closed. Bruce said the planning and execution of fine detailing work was an added aspect of the job he enjoyed, testing out some creative innovations. Windows and doors were installed in a negative detail surround set off with a plaster finish, where architraves would be expected in a traditional design. The Turtons sourced matching aluminium box sections and angles as cosmetic borders. Continuing with their desire for simplicity, Bruce rebated the floors so sliding doors could sit lower to further enhance movement between inside and out.

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1. Stacker sliding door in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware 2. Fixed window in Silver anodised 3. Glass louvres in a Silver anodised frame 4. Stacker sliding door in Silver anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware

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Minimalism in black anodised A Herne Bay home’s minimal design vision was realised with windows and doors from the APL Architectural Series.

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ight and reflection fills the family’s three storey home, which makes stunning use of both black FrostUltra anodised joinery and bespoke windows where aluminium is cleverly hidden.

In the lounge, corner posts were substituted with innovative double glazed posts. Glass louvres were widely used throughout the house for ventilation, with special adaptations made to square off the frames.

The home is designed with a street frontage of pre-cast rough shuttered concrete fins to screen the windows. It has an artful shuffling of interior floor levels, passages and geometrical spaces. Care was taken to ensure the architectural fins were manufactured with notches to effectively hide the window jambs.

Designed by architect Daniel Marshall, the APL Architectural Series met the challenge of providing solutions for this home to enhance its light, function and form.

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1. Stacker sliding door in Black anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware 2. Fixed windows and glass louvres in Black anodised 3. Sliding door in Black anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware 4. Stacker sliding door in Black anodised with Icon stainless steel hardware

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Paint it black A smart new apartment/garage takes its colour cues from Nature.

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ometimes doing the right thing brings unanticipated dividends. In the case of this urban garage and apartment project, the desire to save an aged Pohutukawa meant the form had to be stretched across the site, creating a slim black box with sharp-edged street appeal.

1. Metro ThermalHEART stacker sliding doors and custom windows in Matt Black with Urbo colour matched hardware

The project was conceived as a solution to two problems: what to do with a badly dilapidated garage, and how to cater for regularly visiting country-based parents? The answer delivered by Lower Hutt-based architectural designers Intelligent Design is a clever combination, with a new two-car garage below, and a compact one-bedroom city pad above, including living/kitchen and ensuite.

cue from those dark trunks, black dominates the palette, from the black-stained cedar cladding, to the steeply pitched steel roof, to the artfully incorporated Metro Series ThermalHEART windows and doors, all powdercoated in Matt Black. The choice of ThermalHEART was an easy one: the apartment has been given generous glazing, and the clients were keen to retain winter warmth. On the street side, wide sliding doors were used to make the most of late afternoon sun and views of the western hills, while the designers again drew on the Metro Series for the awning windows and the raked and standard fixed lights. The result is a snug, darkly stylish nest that sits easily in its leafy surroundings.

For the clients, a key consideration was that the structure blend in with an existing timber fence and surrounding Pohutukawas. Taking a

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1. Metro Series ThermalHEART Matt Black awning and fixed windows 2. Metro Series ThermalHEART Matt Black sliding door with Urbo colour matched hardware 3. Metro Series ThermalHEART fixed and opening windows in Matt Black.

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Mix and match This North Shore, Auckland show home uses windows and doors from Vantage Residential and Metro Series to achieve seamless flow, along with an aluminium Plasma Entrance door in ‘tutti frutti GREEN’.

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esigners chose a mix of both suites as the door types providing a wide access to front and rear decks. The extra width and the 2.2 metre height of the door panels they wanted was well catered for with Metro Series sliding doors. In one of the downstairs living areas, narrower single moving sliding doors were used from the Vantage Residential range.

1. Plasma entrance door in Tutti Fruitti green with Yale 142 pull handle

Awning windows (top-hinged) are the main type used, with sliding windows, louvre and high level electrically operated windows to meet specific needs. A sliding window was chosen above a kitchen bench to allow an

easy reach when opening and closing. The louvre windows, placed to allow ventilation next to closed Metro Series sliders, feature powdercoated aluminium blades. With ventilation in mind, high level top opening windows were chosen in the lounge area operated by a wall switch. The designers matched the Vantage Matt Titania powdercoat finish with the dark grey and white exterior colour scheme, a complement to the neutral interior palette.

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1. Residential Series sliding door with awning windows in Matt Titania with Urbo colour matched hardware 2. Metro Series stacker sliding door in Matt Titania with Urbo colour matched hardware 3. Metro Series sliding doors in Matt Titania with Urbo colour matched hardware 4. Metro Series and Residential Series products in Matt Titania with Urbo colour matched hardware

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Window configurations Awning Windows Many of these windows can also be made as casement (side opening) windows

Sliding Windows

Bi-Fold Windows *Indicates bi-fold set is available in layback.

All units viewed from the exterior. Configurations are subject to change. Please consult your local Vantage manufacturer for further information.

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Door Configurations Hinged and French Doors

Sliding Doors

Bi-Fold Doors

*Indicates bi-fold set is available in layback.

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Care and maintenance Vantage products meet all statutory warranty requirements and are fully tested to ensure compliance with the New Zealand Building Code. Regular maintenance is needed to keep your warranty valid. If you want your joinery to be looking at its very best for years to come, these simple steps will help. For windows and doors ƒƒ

Clean and remove builder’s debris and dust inside of sills

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Clean once every three months – more often in coastal or industrial environments, ideally once a month

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Clean with a soft brush, warm water and mild household detergent. Rinse with fresh water

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Remove build-up in door tracks

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Abrasive steel wool, scrapers, scouring liquids, solvents and thinners will damage the finish

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Exposure to excessive heat, heaters or hot air guns may damage the surface finish.

Please be aware that powdercoating can be damaged by some sunscreens. The damage occurs when skin which has sunscreen on it has touched the powdercoated metal surface.

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Clean powdercoated hardware with a wet sponge or soft brush, warm water and mild detergent and rinse with fresh water

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Clean plated product with a wet sponge or a dry duster. Never use detergent on plating

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Clean stainless steel hardware regularly. It is resistant to rust; however rust spots can occur. Remove with a mildly abrasive cleaner and rinse with fresh water. For heavy corrosion, use Scotch-Brite hand pads. We recommend regular treatment with 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner and polish to further enhance stainless steel hardware.

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Only use detergents and cleaning solutions recommended for glass

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Soak glass first to loosen dirt, then use a mild, non-abrasive solution

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Rinse with water, as cleaning residue can permanently mark glass.

Smartwood maintenance To comply with warranty requirements and ensure longevity of Smartwood windows and doors:

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Seal interior timber face immediately after installation, using an appropriate finish and to manufacturer’s instructions

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Oil or stain will need to be reapplied every few years.


Home of quality brands The Vantage brand is owned by APL Window solutions, New Zealand’s leading window systems company. At APL, it’s all about quality. From aluminium extruding, to surface finishing, specialised manufacturing, distribution, and we continually invest in leading-edge products and processes. APL also brings scale. We have New Zealand’s largest extrusion plant, an in-house powdercoating facility, and a manufacturing subsidiary for specialised aluminium work. We use our distribution fleet to make sure the product arrives at our manufacturers in the best possible condition. An extensive network of Vantage manufacturers stretches throughout New Zealand. These businesses are individually owned and managed, with knowledge, expertise and skills to assist with your next building or renovation project. They are exclusive providers of the Vantage range of products. See our website for manufacturer details, or visit your local Vantage manufacturer to view our wide range of windows and doors. All of which adds up to a big tick for the Vantage brand.


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