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Metro Series Awning & Casement Windows
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A non-facing sash is used as standard to enhance the range aesthetics emphasising clean, flat surfaces for a modern appearance. Double glazing to a maximum 28mm thickness can be used.

Mullions and transoms offer a choice of stiffening fins projecting internally of externally depending on window span and aesthetic considerations.

Key Features
  • A versatile, high performance product range based on a unified and contemporary design approach
  • Occupies an intermediate position between First Residential and the APL Architectural Series
  • Awning and casement sashes have a facing option and a flush, non-facing option
  • Facing sashes available in three performance grades
  • Mullions with external fins or internal boxes available
  • Two–point espagnolette locking available
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for most residential environments in larger sizes
  • Awning windows provide versatile ventilation with a good degree of weather protection
  • Casements can direct breezes inside and have a traditional aesthetic
  • Need to be used in defined maximum sizes according to the wind exposure
Limitations on Use
  • Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks. Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations
  • Restrictors will be needed to conform to NZBC F4 'Safety from falling' if windows open on to a drop of 1m or more 
  • Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways
  • Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds
  • Casements beyond benches may have top fasteners that are hard to reach. 
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Designed, tested and manufactured to meet NZS 4211: Performance of Windows, and NZS 4233:  Glazing in Buildings, Parts 1-4
  • Designed and tested to conform to NZ Building Code, including Clause E2
In-Service History
  • Launched in 2006
  • Design upgrades regularly released
  • Widely used by homeowners, builders, Group home builders and specifiers
Other Performance Attributes
  • Window and door warranty provided under normal conditions of use against failure of materials and workmanship for a period of five years
  • Surface finish is covered by a separate performance warranty dependent on the actual finish selected
  • A hardware/componentry warranty is offered against defects in manufacturing, functionality and surface finish for a period of five years, provided care and maintenance guidelines have been followed


Data Sheet
Span Tables
First Care & Maintenance Brochure


Producer Statement / Warranty


Full Specification
Specification Clause
Specifier Guide
WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1

1 August 2019

APL and Sustainability


Manufacturer Contact List
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings


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Installation Details
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First Windows & Doors have a high-performing range of solutions for all homes and commercial projects, from entrance doors to windows, sliders, bi-folds and thermally efficient options.

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