HARDWARE RANGE / COLOUR / GLASS RANGE / CARE

Hardware Range

Explore all types of hardware design.

Vantage offers four hardware ranges: Urbo, Miro, Icon and Elemental. Within the ranges, you can find an option to serve all of your window and door formats without sacrificing your design style.

Colour Chart

Choose the right surface finish for you.

Choose the right product.

Consider your environment and site conditions, especially if your home is coastal. Your site location will determine the performance requirements of your surface finish.

POWDERCOAT COLOURS

It is important that you choose the right product for the right application to ensure the life of your surface finish, and in some cases that your windows and doors are covered under their warranty.

DURALLOY is designed for:

  • Residential developments
  • Buildings up to three levels above ground
  • Properties greater than 100 metres from high tide level

Offers a 10 year film and colour integrity warranty

DURATEC is designed for:

  • High end residential and commercial developments
  • Major architectural developments
  • Properties greater than 10 metres from high tide level

Offers a 20 year durability warranty for integrity

Choose the right colour.

There are a number of options to choose from. A good place to start is our popular colour range of 35 colours. If you want a colour that is not in the popular range, consult with us. Please note these colours will carry a price premium.

  • When you make your final colour selection, use an aluminium colour swatch and assess it in natural light.
  • When judging colour consistency and integrity of the finished product, the accepted industry standard is inspection from a distance of two metres
  • Consider the environmental and site conditions of your property and ensure that the product you choose is fit for purpose
Vantage Windows & Doors – Colour Chart

ANODISING

Anodising is a durable and colour fast technology that offers an alternative to powdercoating

  • Vantage offers a matt ‘frost’ finish as standard
  • When judging colour consistency and integrity of the anodised finish, the accepted industry standard is inspection from a distance of two metres. Some variability of colour can occur and is part of the anodising process. Visible lines in the aluminium on anodised windows and doors are common
  • Anodised finishes change according to the angle at which they are viewed

MANNEX ENTRANCE DOOR COLOURS

Our low sheen entrance door surface finish is developed specifically to endure the knocks and scuffs typical in high traffic entranceways.

The Mannex powdercoat finish has a slightly different look to the powdercoating on your aluminium joinery. Contact us to see a sample of the finish.

All of our doors are available in dual colour, with the exception of the Slimline Plasma and Aquila. This means you can match the look of your internal and external colour schemes, rather than having to pick one look for both sides of your door.

Dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight as this may cause the colour to fade, so careful consideration needs to be made when choosing your entrance door colour/s.

VANTAGE Entrance Doors Brochure

Glass Range

Glazing choices are an important area to consider. Selecting options that reduce UV and minimise heat loss to increase year-round comfort are decisions that impact your project.

PERFORMANCE GLASS

Thermal performance is becoming increasingly important to many homeowners. You can optimise the thermal efficiency of your home by choosing a Performance Glass option to suit most requirements. Low E (the ‘e’ stands for emissivity) glass enhances the insulation value for a modest premium. Further wins can be had by using Argon gas in your double glazing.

Argon creates an additional barrier to heat loss and heat absorption, achieving good thermal performance gains.

An additional option to consider is a thermal spacer in your double glazing which prevents the transfer of hot and cold temperatures between the two pieces of glass.

For superior thermal performance combine high performance glass options with ThermalHEART Technology.

DOUBLE GLAZING

Double glazing offers year-round thermal advantages. Benefits include significant reduction in UV light and a good retention of internal heat. As a bonus, it also dampens sound. Within the general category of double glazing, there are plenty of options to further boost your home’s thermal efficiency by choosing Performance Glass.

SAFETY GLASS

Warmth is one thing, but safety is key. All window systems come with glass that complies with NZS 4223, the glazing standard cited in the New Zealand Building Code.

R & U VALUES

You will come across R-values and U-values as you research thermally efficient products. Architects and engineers use these values to calculate the thermal efficiency of the whole building envelope. R-values refer to a material’s resistance to conductive heat flow. A U-value is the measure of how much heat is transferred through the material. A lower U-value indicates better insulation properties so for better thermal efficiency you’ll want to choose products that have a low U-value to bring down the overall U-value of your home. Consult your architect to learn more about these values in relation to specific products or your building.

WEERS

The Window Energy Efficiency Rating System (WEERS) is a 6-star system assessing the thermal performance of the whole constructed unit. WEERS combines the thermal performance of the frame and glazing, together with the size of the window to calculate a rating between one and six stars, six being the system that offers the highest efficiency. Currently, the highest performing system is our Klima Series  uPVC system when used with low-E double glazing. 

Care & Maintenance

Vantage products meet all statutory warranty requirements and are fully tested to ensure compliance with the New Zealand Building Code. There are some simple things you can do to help retain their appeal for many years to come.

  • After house construction is completed make sure any builder’s debris or dust is cleaned from the inside of sills to ensure drainage holes are not blocked. This is especially important for doorways that may have been in regular use during construction
  • Cleaning once every three months is recommended for windows and doors. In coastal or industrial environments more frequent washing will be required
  • We recommend cleaning with a soft brush with warm water and some mild household detergent. Rinse with fresh water
  • Do not use abrasive steel wool, scrapers, scouring liquids or aggressive solvents or thinners. These are likely to damage the surface finish
  • The cleaning cycle should include the removal of build-up in door tracks to ensure the maintenance of drainage paths.

HARDWARE CARE

Regular maintenance of hardware is recommended.

Powdercoated hardware should be cleaned regularly with a wet sponge or soft brush, warm water and a mild detergent and rinsed with fresh water. Plated product should be cleaned with a wet sponge without the use of detergent, as it can damage plating.

Stainless steel hardware needs to be cleaned regularly and care needs to be taken when rust spots occur. Even the highest grades of stainless steel can develop rust spots and these can be removed with a mildly abrasive cleaner and rinsed with fresh water. In cases of heavy corrosion a Scotch-Brite™ hand pad can be used. Specialised 3M® Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish is also available as an alternative cleaning compound.

TAKE CARE WITH GLASS

Glass is a very delicate product that can be easily damaged.

Care is needed to ensure that scratching does not occur. Only detergents and cleaning solutions which are recommended for glass should be used. Begin cleaning by soaking the glass to loosen dirt. Then using a mild, non-abrasive solution, uniformly apply to the glass surfaces. Ensure that the solution is removed by rinsing with water as cleaning residue can permanently mark glass.

VANTAGE Care and Maintenance Brochure
 

Roof Windows

Roof windows are a great way to increase the amount of light and ventilation in your home. Options are available in a range of sizes as well as partial opening with some rain protection.

  • Include a thermal break to reduce condensation and retain interior heat
  • Available in dual colours to match the interior and roof colours
  • Manual or electric opening options
  • Fixed option also available.