Windows and Doors

The right product for the right setting.

Most homes are different in look or outlook. Size and aspect vary almost infinitely. We offer a product range and selection that recognises this reality. We have a specialised suite of windows and doors to suit every taste and functional requirement.

For the majority of homes, the Residential range will do just fine. It has a ThermalHEART option as well. However, where bigger formats or specialised applications are required there are several upgrade suites – Metro Series (including ThermalHEART), APL Architectural Series and Klima Series. These all have their own unique features and benefits which we can discuss with you.

Our entrance door range

Latitude

   

The Latitude entrance doors feature 100mm tongue and groove planks set within an attractive border of strong rails and stiles. These planks can run in either a vertical or horizontal direction. Glass inserts can also be incorporated (double glazing only), with a clean, flat-faced contemporary moulding as standard. The Latitude is available in a wide range of designs.

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. This range is available in dual colours so you can select different colours for the interior and exterior facings. 

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Plasma

   

When a clean, smooth architectural look is desired, the Plasma entrance door is the way to go. The most popular designs in this range feature a flush, flat sheet of aluminium on each side, that's powdercoated to the colour of your choice, or anodised from the selection of colours. You can include horizontal negative detail lines, tongue and groove or glass inserts for a truly personalised front door.

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. The Plasma range is available in dual colours so you can match your interior and exterior colour schemes. 

An economical Slimline Plasma entrance door is also available that retains the clean, flat sheet aluminium look but with a more attractive price tag. The Slimline is available in a restricted range of designs, colours and sizes.

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Axis

   

Full length, vertical tongue and groove planks offer a clean, continuous look with real impact. The Axis entrance door can be made up to 3-metres high, depending on site exposure. Double glazed glass inserts can be set within the door and matching sidelight options are also available. 

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. Our aluminium doors are built to last, low maintenance and easy to clean. This range is available in dual colours so you can select different colours for the interior and exterior facings. 

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Classic

   

The Classic entrance door collection features rectangular patterns in either scrolled or contemporary edgings for a more traditional door design. You can incorporate double glassed glass units into the design, and arched-top glazed inserts are possible. The Classic entrance door range offers a low maintenance alternative to timber doors. Matching sidelight panels are available which can be fixed or opening to create a full-width access point to your home. 

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. This range is available in dual colours so you can select different colours for the interior and exterior facings. 

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Aquila

   

The Aquila entrance doors combine flush tongue and groove planks, horizontally stacked, with a chunky modern frame to reflect the look of one of the most popular timber door designs. One or more horizontal glazed inserts can be added.

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. This range is available in dual colours so you can select different colours for the interior and exterior facings. They can also be thermally broken on request.

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Glass Plasma

   

The Glass Plasma entrance door range delivers sleek, vibrant colours making them the perfect choice for a bold statement in your entranceway. The Glass Plasma entrance doors are clad in 5mm toughened glass sheets with a minimal aluminium edge. This range is available in a wide variety of colours and can be custom coloured to a specific tone. The ultra-clear glass with a stable opaque Colourbak finish is used and carries a 10-year colour-fast warranty.

These entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. The Glass Plasma range is available in dual colours so you can match your interior and exterior colour schemes.

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Lindo

   

The Lindo entrance door's design technology allows you to create a highly personalised design for residential or commercial doors. The plank system creates a negative detail line feature that can be used to enhance the design. With this capability, you can design doors and colour schemes that are unique. Formats and colour choices can be themed, contrasting, outrageous or subtle. The Lindo negative detail system is primarily a bordered plank system that fits within Plasma or Latitude door designs.

These aluminium entrance doors are filled with high-density polystyrene for thermal efficiency and sound dampening. Our aluminium doors are built to last, low maintenance and easy to clean. This range is available in dual colours so you can select different colours for the interior and exterior facings. 

Please note: dark colours may not be suitable for doors that are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Residential Series

   

Clean, contemporary lines, smooth surfaces and generously sized profiles - that's the essence of the Residential Series. It is our most economical, mainstream range of windows and doors.

  • Recommended door height of 2.1m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
  • A complete portfolio of window and door types, including custom-designed
  • Expertly designed to cater for the majority of residential building projects
  • Seamless transition using our flush sill sliding doors for the ultimate indoor-outdoor flow

Metro Series

   

Metro Series is all about clean lines and a contemporary look. It is a stylish and heavy-duty range, suitable for residential and architectural applications.

  • Recommended door height of 2.4m, however, doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
  • Clean, flat surfaces
  • Large-sized formats capable of handling a wide range of weather conditions engineered to stringent strength requirements
  • Flush sill-tracks maintain the clean-lined theme and assist indoor-outdoor flow for sliding doors

APL Architectural Series

   

Targeted at architectural homes and apartments, the APL Architectural Series of high-performance windows and doors are meticulously designed.

  • Recommended door height of 2.7m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
  • Large formats suitable for most weather and environmental conditions
  • Square-edged shape and flush surfaces
  • Assured strength and versatility
  • Flushline sills and easy-glide panels available for sliding doors

ThermalHEART

   

Our innovative ThermalHEART technology takes the fight against winter cold a step further and sees a thermal insulator stitched into the core of every aluminium profile. ThermalHEART can be added to Residential Series or Metro Series window and door options.

Klima Series

   

Based on a premium series from Europe by Kommerling and optimised for Kiwi conditions, Klima is the ultimate performer when it comes to keeping out the winter cold. Being made of highly durable uPVC, Klima Series windows and doors can also withstand the harshest sunlight.

Hardware

Hardware is often one of the defining features of windows and doors. The form and function of handles and latches provide a tactile experience that can considerably enhance the appearance and usability of First windows and doors.

Unity of design and consistency of performance shape the look and feel of the Miro, Icon and Urbo ranges of window and door hardware. Achieving a family likeness within each range was a priority; achieving excellent functionality was a requirement.

Each range has a different look to ensure varying customer tastes are catered for. There is a choice of stainless steel hardware, the Icon range, for those applications where a robust, metallic and highly durable window and door locks are required.

Urbo

   


Urbo is all about fine lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges, delivering a lighter look without compromising on strength. Available in a range of powdercoat colour options. 

View Urbo hardware products

Miro

   


The Miro range of die-cast handles is a contemporary classic, characterised by elegant, ergonomic curves. Available in a range of powdercoat colour options.

View Miro hardware products

Icon

   


New Zealand's first fully integrated range of 316-grade stainless steel hardware for aluminium windows and doors.

View Icon hardware products

Elemental

   


As its name implies, the Elemental hardware range strives for simplicity. Elemental is a unique range of hardware that is made from extruded aluminium, and is available in Silver or Black anodised finish.

View Elemental hardware products

Colours

Choosing a colour for your windows and doors requires careful thought to enhance the overall appearance of your home. Colour selection may be influenced by your home’s cladding and interior colour schemes. The window colour may complement the cladding colour, with tones a few shades up or down, or contrasting joinery colours may be popular, especially darker natural tones and silver.

Powdercoating

Powdercoating is the most popular surface finish and offers a huge range of colour options that cater for buildings in all locations. Our popular colour range includes 35 colours that are also available to colour-match your hardware to the joinery.

Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch.

Popular colours

The colours shown are an onscreen guide only and no guarantee can be given that they will be an exact colour match for the finished product. View our physical swatches for an exact match.

Arctic White* 91558851
Matt Appliance White* 9151274M
Matt Warm White Pearl* 9151176K
Matt Titania* 9152068M
Matt Canvas Cloth* 9157327M
Matt O’Keefe Grey 9157400M
Matt Bone White 9157304M
Matt Off White* 9153144M
Matt Almond 9153141M
Matt Desert Sand* 9153065M
Matt Bronco* 9152111M
Matt Lichen 9156101M
Matt Mist Green 9156103M
Bond Rivergum 91552027
Matt Permanent Green/Kelp 9156102M
Matt Karaka 9156064M
Matt Lignite 9158033M
Matt Ironsand* 9158096M
Window Bronze* 9158068K
Matt Metropolis® Electric Cow* 9158028K
Matt Pioneer Red 9154194M
Matt Scoria 9154114M
Matt Wizard 9155197M
Matt New Denim Blue* 9155063M
Matt Slate Blue 9155147M
Matt Ghost Grey 9157401M
Silver Pearl* 9157113K
Matt Sandstone Grey* 9157217M
Palladium Silver* 2727136K
Matt Grey Friars 9157167M
Matt Charcoal* 9159058M
Matt Gravel 9157404M
Matt Flax Pod* 9159145M
Metropolis® Coal Dust* 9159069K
Matt Black* 9159041M
* Also available in Duratec®. Refer to Dulux® for Duratec® colour codes.
® Dulux, Duralloy, Duratec and Metropolis are registered trade marks of Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings. We use Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings.

Colour Selection Tips

  • For a joinery colour that complements the house cladding it is common to choose a tone a few shades up or down from the cladding colour
  • Choosing the same colour as the house can give a very clean look, especially in white or cream tones
  • Remember, however, that the colour of joinery you choose now may limit options in the future if you want a change of house colour
  • Contrasting joinery colours are popular and darker natural tones, silver and black are often chosen
  • Dark or black joinery against a light coloured house, especially in a plaster finish, can look very sharp and attractive
  • Matching the joinery colour to the roof or fascia for a unified look is also popular
  • It is important to remember that the joinery colour impacts on the inside view and so can influence interior colour schemes. A good option can be to choose a neutral joinery colour that preserves flexibility for interior selections e.g white, cream, grey, taupe, black or silver.

Anodising

Anodising is a popular choice for architectural projects, and with good reason: that glowing matt sheen looks terrific on aluminium.

Anodising creates a dynamic finish as the brightness of the colour changes depending on the angle you're viewing it from. There are six colours available in the anodised finish. 

Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch. We are able to provide you with the colour swatch samples upon request.

Recommended cleaning regime

First Windows & Doors meets all statutory warranty requirements and is fully tested to ensure compliance with the New Zealand Building Code. Nevertheless, some simple steps will aid in retaining the appeal of your windows and doors for many years to come.
After house construction is completed it is important that any builder's debris or dust is cleaned from the inside of sills to ensure that drainage holes are not blocked. This is especially applicable to 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 drainage paths are unobstructed.

Hardware care

Powder coated 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 the latter 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 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 extra 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. Commence 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.

Smartwood maintenance

To comply with warranty requirements and to ensure longevity of Smartwood windows and doors the interior timber face should be sealed as soon as possible after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
If the timber is oiled or stained, this treatment will need to be reapplied every few years to maintain the appropriate level of product protection and appearance.


For more care and maintenance information view our brochure