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Vantage Smartwood Bi-Fold Windows
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Description

Smartwood bi-folds have the same frame as the bi-folding door but with a narrower stiles and bottom rails. The rolling gear sits outside the sash and allows easy cleaning at the sill.

Configurations are generally supplied in even panel numbers. Overlights are possible.

Key Features
  • The Smartwood bi-fold window system is bottom rolling for optimum panel support
  • It uses the bi-fold door frame and track but the panels have smaller rails and stiles
  • A minimum panel width of 650mm applies
  • Smartwood bi-fold windows are generally supplied in multiples of two i.e. 2-panel, 4-panel, 6-panel (free-swinging third panels are not recommended in bi-fold window applications)
  • A PVC thermal insulator between the aluminium and timber cladding prevents condensation transfer and enhances thermal performance
Categories / Ranges
Bifold Windows Vantage Smartwood
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for most residential environments
  • Need to be used in defined maximum sizes according to the wind exposure 

 

Limitations on Use
  • Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas
  • Consider the ease of reaching the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench
  • A good option for maximum views and ventilation but need to be monitored if windy conditions occur
  • Free-swinging single panels not recommended
  • A minimum panel width of 650mm applies
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 1997
  • Some design upgrades implemented
  • Widely used by homeowners, 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
  • Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted; regular care and restoration recommended
  • Aluminium 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
Literature
Product Assurance
Data Sheet
Producer Statement
Warranty
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 Smartwood Bi-Fold Window Cross Section

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Vantage Smartwood Bi-Fold WIndow Cross Section

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