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FIRST Residential Awning & Casement Windows
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A flat-face frame gives a clean and contemporary architectural look. The 35mm platform ensures robust performance and suitability in a wide range of wind exposures. Awning and casement windows have bead-glazed or pocket-glazed options with possible maximum IGU thickness of 24mm.

Specialist product options are available including passive ventilation features, French casement formats, replacement frames and chair frames.

Key Features
  • For mainstream residential use
  • Squared off frame and no grooves or die lines on sashes and frames for a clean, contemporary appearance
  • Flat face frame and sash for a clean look
  • A strong frame with a 35mm platform for high performance
  • Bead-glazed or pocket-glazed options with possible maximum IGU thickness of 24mm
  • Condensation collected in a channel
  • Three passive ventilation options with windows closed – Sashvent, Aerovent and Ventient.
  • Two–point espagnolette locking available
  • Three frame options — standard frame, replacement frame and chair frame
Scope of Use
  • 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
  • Can be used for sun shading, windbreak, privacy and as an architectural feature
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
  •  Extensively used in residential projects throughout New Zealand for more than 40 years with continuous design upgrades
  •  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
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
Product Assurance
Data Sheet
Span Tables
APL and Sustainability 2019
Producer Statement
Full Specification
Specification Clause
WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1
Manufacturer Contact List
Other Literature
First Care & Maintenance Brochure 2017
Specifier Guide
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings


FIRST Residential Awning Window Beaded and Espagnolette Sash


FIRST Residential Awning Window Double Glazed Sash, Vented and Aerovent


FIRST Residential Awning Window, Ventient


FIRST Residential Awning Window Replacement Frame and Chair Frame


FIRST Residential Awning Window, 90º and 135º Corner Posts and Liner Adaptors


FIRST Casement Window & French Casement Window D/G Sash and Fixed Light


Installation Details
FIRST Residential Awning Window on Board and Batten


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Brick Veneer


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Bevelback Weatherboard


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Flat Sheet


FIRST Residential Awning Window on No Cladding


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Profile Metal


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Rusticated Weatherboard


FIRST Residential Awning Window on Stucco


FIRST Windows & Doors is a brand of APL Window Solutions offering a comprehensive range of residential, high specification, and commercial window and door products.

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