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Vantage Residential Bi-Fold Windows
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This robust bi-fold system has panels with square-cut corners for optimum strength and aesthetics as well as an in-frame track for direct window support.

A wide range of configurations are available including ‘lay-back’ arrangements in 2-panel formats that allow the bi-folds to swing back against adjoining walls for the clearing of decks. A brush seal at the frame head protects against the entry of rainwater.

Key Features
  • For mainstream residential use
  • Ideal for wide openings
  • Flat-face frame for clean aesthetics
  • A wide range of configurations available
  • An in-frame track provide optimum panel support
  • For uncluttered decks a 'lay-back' option allows panels to fold back against adjoining walls (available in 2-panel and 2+2 formats)
  • Square cut panel corners for improved aesthetics
  • Bi-fold handle fixes panel at top and bottom
Categories / Ranges
Bifold Windows Vantage Residential
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 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
Producer Statement
Other Literature
APL and Sustainability 2019
Manufacturer Contact List
Span Tables
Specifier Guide
Vantage Brochure
Vantage Care & Maintenance Brochure 2017
WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings
Vantage Residential Bi-Fold Window Two Panel


Vantage Residential Bi-Fold Window Meeting Stiles


Installation Details
VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Board & Batten


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Brick Veneer


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Bevelback Weatherboard


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Flat Sheet


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on No Cladding


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Profile Metal


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Rusticated Weatherboard


VANTAGE Residential Bi-Fold Window on Stucco


Vantage Windows & Doors supplies modern aluminium profiles as one of the national brands of APL Window Solutions, New Zealand’s largest window systems company.

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