New Zealand’s largest window systems company are ahead of the game with the NZBC H1 clause changes, by releasing ThermalHeart+ — a range of code meeting, industry-leading, and thermally efficient products designed and made in New Zealand. In addition to the Residential Series ThermalHEART range for mainstream housing applications launched at the end of 2022, APL is now offering higher-end Metro Series ThermalHEART products for larger window and door formats compliant in Extra High wind zones. Availability is through Altherm, First and Vantage window manufacturers.
Metro Series ThermalHEART caters for doors up to 2.7m high in demanding environments and features a full portfolio of products. To complement this range, APL have also released Metro Series ThermalHEART with Centrafix; a BRANZ Appraised installation method that minimises thermal losses by aligning all insulation elements, preventing cold air from circulating around the window and door frames. Products are available to APL’s manufacturer network by the end of July. Full details are available on EBOSS.
“These releases mark a comprehensive redesign and repositioning of our product portfolio,” said APL Window Solutions CEO, Dave Downey. “The tougher H1 standard validated where we thought the industry was heading, we’re proud of our ability to meet industry requirements, at all levels of product performance.”
Dave said the next release would be the launch of APL Architectural Series ThermalHEART in the final quarter of 2023. This will bring APL’s top-end market leader for architecturally designed homes and apartments into the ThermalHeart+ family. Pre-launch technical data on APL Architectural Series ThermalHEART are available here.
ThermalHeart+ is APL’s umbrella branding for its new thermally efficient suites used in tandem with high performance double glazing from sister company, AGP. The AGP System is a double-glazed unit which is made using world-class components and industry leading technology. Combining the Architectural Thermal Spacer, with Argon gas and Solux-E low-emissivity coating results in an IGU of outstanding effectiveness. The ThermalHeart+ brochure provides a comprehensive look at the features and benefits of an integrated window and glass system.
Metro Series ThermalHEART with Centrafix can take triple glazing and has ‘passive house’ capability. In addition to its attractive recessed, mid-position frame, the series offers highly simplified onsite window and door installation to greater improve site productivity. Much laborious weather sealing currently associated with E2 AS1 installation practices for standard windows are unnecessary with Centrafix.
Metro Series ThermalHEART and Metro Series ThermalHEART with Centrafix are being rolled out across APL’s manufacturer network gradually and should be complete by the end of July.