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Residential Bi-Fold Doors
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Description

An in-frame bottom roller track allows greater carrying capacity and facilitates the 'lay-back' option where two-panel configurations can swing back against an adjoining wall for clutter-free decks.

These are bottom-rolling and rated to 2.1m high in very high wind zones. For higher doors consider using the Metro Series or APL Architectural Series.

Key Features
  • For mainstream residential use
  • A flat-face frame, rails and stiles for a clean, contemporary look
  • Recommended maximum 2100mm high doors in Extra High wind zones. For larger sizes consider using the Metro Series and APL Architectural Series
  • The efficient bottom roller system allows optimum load capacity and increased panel width
  • For uncluttered decks a 'lay-back' option allows two panels to swing back against adjoining walls rather than project out at 90° (available in 2-panel, 2+1 and 2+2 configurations)
  • Corner bi-folds (90°) are available that do not require a corner post
  • Same profiles as hinged and French doors ensure continuity of style
  • Rebated sill track option allows flush floor levels inside and out (for sheltered locations only)
Categories
Bifold Doors
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for broad residential use
  • A good option for maximum unobstructed views and ventilation
  • Need to be used in defined maximum sizes according to the wind exposure
Limitations on Use
  • Recommended maximum 2100mm high doors in Extra High wind zones — For larger sizes consider using the Metro Series and APL Architectural Series
  • Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas (lay-back option available in this situation)
  • Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench
  • Open bi-folds need to be monitored if windy conditions occur
  • Free-swinging single panels not recommended
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 specifier
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 & Warranty Brochure (with AGP)

2020

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

1 August 2019

First Brochure

2014

AGP Cleaning & Maintenance
AGP Condensation Guide
AGP Visual Quality of Glass
APL and Sustainability

2019

Manufacturer Contact List
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings
FIRST Residential Bi-Fold Door Open Out Vertical Sectional Details

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FIRST Residential Bi-Fold Door Overlight Transom and Overlight Coupling Bar

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FIRST Residential Bi-Fold Door Three Panel Open Out Showing Panel Glazing Options

FBD03-0

FIRST Residential Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

FBD04-0

FIRST Residential Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

FBD05-0

FIRST Residential Bifold 90° Meeting Stiles

FBD06-0

Installation Details
FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Board and Batten

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Brick Veneer

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Bevelback Weatherboard

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Flat Sheet

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on No Cladding

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Profile Metal

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Rusticated Weatherboard

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open In on Stucco

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Board and Batten

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Brick Veneer

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Bevelback Weatherboard

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Flat Sheet

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on No Cladding

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Profile Metal

FRBOPM

FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Rusticated Weatherboard

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FIRST Residential Bifold Door Open Out on Stucco

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