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How to build for New Zealand wind zones

If you're a soon-to-be homeowner building a new property, learning about wind zone requirements is very important

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What is Smartfit® window technology?

Smartfit® window technology is an innovative technology that can be utilised for both windows and doors.  

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How energy efficient are aluminum windows?

As we strive towards a cleaner and greener building environment, it has never been more important to incorporate energy efficiency into our building projects.

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What are the best windows for New Zealand houses?

When building your own home in New Zealand, windows might not be the first thing you think about - but choosing them is one of the most important decisions you will make.

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Everything you need to know about installing sill support bars

The Kiwi construction industry is rising to the task of remedying the leaky homes situation.

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How to choose between bifold and sliding doors

Your choice of windows has a profound effect on your home's energy efficiency. Smart design, orienting for the sun and high levels of insulation go hand in hand with choosing the right joinery.  

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How to choose an aluminium entrance door for your home build

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Top tips for choosing energy efficient windows for your home

Your choice of windows has a profound effect on your home's energy efficiency. Smart design, orienting for the sun and high levels of insulation go hand in hand with choosing the right joinery.

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What is LevelStep®, and how can it improve sliding doors?

Ranchsliders® have long been a popular feature of New Zealand homes. After all, with such beautiful country all around us, it's not surprising that homeowners want to do everything in their power to bring the outside in.

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4 essential window maintenance and cleaning tips

You want your windows to look good and operate smoothly. Even with New Zealand's relatively mild climate, we put our windows through a lot - just ask anyone who's spent a winter in Ophir.

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How to choose the best sliding doors for stunning views

There's a whole lot to love about New Zealand, and chief among them is the spectacular scenery.

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A comprehensive guide to installing windows

Altus Window Systems Smartfit® improves on a number of key aspects of traditional windows. That includes making all installations more weathertight and reducing the complexity and risk in the installation process.