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Residential ThermalHEART Bi-Fold Doors & Windows
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Description

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

The system uses an in-frame track and can be supplied with over-lights. A wide range of panel configurations is available. Bi-fold panel hinges are thermally broken to preserve the thermal integrity of the system.

Key Features
  • Residential ThermalHeart bi-fold windows and doors share the same system.
  • Maximum 2100mm high doors in very high wind zones — For larger sizes consider using the Metro ThermalHEART Series
  • Thermal efficiency achieved through a thermal break in aluminium profiles – a glass fibre-reinforced nylon (polyamide) interlayer
  • 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.
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 2011
  • Widely used in residential projects throughout New Zealand 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
WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1

1 August 2019

APL and Sustainability

2019

Manufacturer Contact List
CAD/PDF Details
FRTBD02-0 FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door Open Out
FRTBD03-0 FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door Overlight Transom
Full Set of Drawings
FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door Three Panel Open Out Door

FRTBD04-0

FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

FRTBD05-0

FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door Meeting Stiles

FRTBD06-0

Installation Details
FTBDBB FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on BOARD & BATTEN
FTBDBV FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on BRICK VENEER
FTBDBW FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on BEVELBACK WEATHERBOARD
FTBDFS FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on FLAT SHEET
FTBDNC FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on NO CLADDING
FTBDPM FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on PROFILE METAL
FTBDRW FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on RUSTICATED WEATHERBOARD
FTBDST FIRST Residential Thermal Heart Bifold Door Open Out on STUCCO
BIM
First Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door 2 Panel
First Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door 2+1 Panel
First Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door 3 Panel
First Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door 3+1 Panel
First Residential Thermal Heart Bi-Fold Door 4 Panel

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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