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The curved double glazed green windows challenge

Window and door joiners AliWays travelled a new learning path when they installed curved windows for a house with a stunning view over Lake Taupo. Architectural designer James Thomson, of JT Design, specified precision curved windows to capitalise on the premier location to fully capture the lake and mountains of the Central North Island. The house was built in a Zone 3 area where Energy Efficiency was introduced in 2007. To achieve its thermal performance, this house used double glazing throu...
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A fast and smart fit

A fast and smart fit

Fletcher Window and Door Systems has developed Smartfit to take the complexity and risk out of window installations. The changes to the building code in the mid-2000s saw the introduction of as many as six layers of protection within a window opening. While these extra layers were good in principle, the more complexity there is, the harder it is to get it right. There are also many loose parts that are needed to accompany the window to the site, such as support bars and head flashings and othe...
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New Frontline suites launched

There is an increased demand for architects to provide better energy efficient solutions in relation to commercial building design. Ever-growing importance is being placed on energy conservation, thermal efficiency and human comfort. Green Star ratings encompassing a range of values are becoming the norm. And when making a decision, clients are taking a much longer term view regarding building operating costs. “The market is demanding better energy efficient solutions,” NALCO mark...
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