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Metro Series Bi-Fold Doors & Windows
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Description

Both doors and windows use the same system, which is bottom-rolling with an in-frame track.

A lay-back option is available for certain configurations — 2-panel, 2+2 and 2+1, where the open panels fold back against an adjoining wall for an unobstructed deck.

Key Features
  • Maximum 2400mm high doors in very high wind zones — for larger sizes consider using the APL Architectural Series
  • Maximum glass panel thickness of 27mm
  • Corner bi-folds are available that do not require a corner post
  • The efficient bottom roller system allows optimum load capacity and increased panel width
  • Single panel access door can be used in conjunction with bi-fold doors
  • Lay-back panels require the facing to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening
  • A wide range of configurations available
  • A rebated sill track option is available in sheltered locations
  • Overlights possible
  • Open-in frame available.
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for broad residential use
  • Maximise views and ventilation but need to be monitored if windy conditions occur
  • Available in defined maximum sizes
Limitations on Use
  • Maximum 2100mm high doors in very high wind zones — For larger sizes consider using the Metro ThermalHEART Series
  • Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas
  • In closed position bi-fold window and door stiles impact views
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
Documents
Data Sheet
Span Tables
First Care & Maintenance Brochure

2017

Producer Statement / Warranty

2017

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

1 August 2019

APL and Sustainability

2019

Manufacturer Contact List
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door, Open Out

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Overlight Transom and Overlight Coupling Bar

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door, Three Panel Open Out Door Showing Panel Glazing Options

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Open In Vertical Section Details

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FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Three Panel Open In Door Showing Panel Glazing Options

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Installation Details
FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Board and Batten

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Brick Veneer

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Bevelback Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Flat Sheet

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on No Cladding

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Profile Metal

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Rusticated Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open In on Stucco

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Board and Batten

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Brick Veneer

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Bevelback Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Flat Sheet

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on No Cladding

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Profile Metal

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Rusticated Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Door Open Out on Stucco

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Board and Batten

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Brick Veneer

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Bevelback Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Flat Sheet

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on No Cladding

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Profile Metal

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Rusticated Weatherboard

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FIRST Metro Series Bifold Window on Stucco

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BIM
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door 2+1 Panel Open Out
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door 2+2 Panel Open Out
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door 3+1 Open Out
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Open In
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Open Out (3D - Layback, Rebated, Standard)
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Open Out (Layback, Rebated, Standard)
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Door Three Panel Open Out
FIRST Metro Series Bi-Fold Window Open Out

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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