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Klima uPVC Windows & Doors

Peter from our Nelson branch gave a presentation on the new APL uPVC Klima range at the local Master Build meeting. Klima has been tested and approved for compliance with the Building Code 15-year durability requirement and offers superior thermal properties with stylish European design. Contact your local Design Windows branch for further details.

Health & Safety

At Design Windows, we are committed to continuous improvement in workplace health and safety. Our company-wide focus and attitude towards health and safety has enabled all our branches to achieve Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) tertiary level from ACC.ACC - tertiary level WSMP

The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show

If you have a project coming up which involves aluminium joinery, then come down to the Great Kiwi Home & Living Show and meet the Design Windows team.

AED Defibrillators for Nelson & West Coast

As part of the Jennian Homes Heart Foundation campaign, the Design Windows Nelson and West Coast Branches have each purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Nelson’s defibrillator (pictured) is installed just inside the front door, to provide public access for anyone in need of this vital life-saving tool.

Apprentice Training Scholarships

Design Windows Central Otago were delighted to be awarded 4 Level 3 AAJ Apprentice Training Scholarships for their employees, at the recent WANZ awards.

WANZ Awards 2016

The annual Window Association of New Zealand (WANZ) awards were held on 17 June 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland. The night proved to be a great success for the Design Windows Group, with 5 entries being selected as a national winner in their category and another 3 entries being selected as finalists.

New Delivery Truck

The Design Windows West Coast branch now have a new delivery truck. With 250hp, 830nm & air suspension, West Coast deliveries will be flying out the door in comfort and style!

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The Cube

The Cube is now up and running and is creating a significant impact on APL’s production capacity.

$2,000 for Cancer Society

The Team at Design Windows Dunedin were pleased to donate $2,000 to Mike Kernaghan & Mark Hamer from the Otago Cancer Society this morning. The money was raised by each staff member donating $1 per week and Design Windows matching that. It was great to hear from Mike how the Cancer Society helps our local community.

$6000 Charity Donation

The team at Cromwell are proud to make donations of $1500 each to:

  • St John Cromwell
  • St John Alexandra
  • Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade

A total of $6000 for these local services was well received.

Architect Maurice Mahoney's rebuilt masterpiece home

Design Windows West Coast was proud to be involved in the rebuild of architect Maurice Mahoney’s home, especially the windows. Maurice is one of NZ’s most eminent architects.

To see a short video clip of Maurice’s home, featured on News Hub TV3, click here.

A year's free window cleaning!

Design Windows would like to congratulate Keith Cassidy of Greymouth, the winner of a year’s free window cleaning. Keith entered the draw at the recent West Coast Agfest.

Design Windows on TV

The Attitude TV crew is currently filming a documentary about our Design Windows Nelson employee Graeme Porter, as part of “The Perfect Family” series. The episode on Graeme is scheduled to be on Channel One, in about 3-4 weeks at 08:30 Sunday (8th or 15th May 2016).

Sticks 'N Stones Sponsorship

Design Windows is delighted to help get the voices of local Anti-Bullying ambassadors heard on the international stage via sponsorship!

Sticks ‘n Stones is a youth led movement formed in Central Otago in 2013 as a way for young people to take positive action, online and off, to stop bullying. They now have over 120 young people aged from 11-19 standing up to make a difference across five Secondary schools and more than five Primary schools. These young people are passionate ambassadors determined to change attitudes around bullying and they work incredibly hard to make a difference.

Photo Caption Winner

Congratulations to Kieley Rae who was the winner of our photo caption competition on Facebook.

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“Dude, there’s something on your head…"You know they dress us the same eh?”

Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a caption. The Design Support team had great fun reading the captions and took a vote for their favourite.

Congratulations Team Altherm

What a winning week for Team Altherm from Home of the Year to Jetsprints and Motocross.

The Altherm Jetsprint Team took out the ENZED Jetsprint 2016 UIM World Championship. Congratulations to the newly crowned Superboat World Champions Glen Head, Darryn Todd and team.

ACC Secondary Status for Nelson

The Design Windows Nelson branch is delighted to announce they have now received Secondary Status for ACC Work Safety Management Practices (WSMP).

Ted McCoy Lecture Series - Queenstown

Design Windows Cromwell was pleased to sponsor the Ted McCoy Lecture Series in Queenstown on Friday, where Fred van Brandenburg discussed design philosophy and design process.

Van Brandenburg begins their design process by building physical models of the structure, starting with rough mock-ups and ending in highly detailed 3D and digital models, before committing the design to drawings for construction purposes.

Home of the Year 2016

Can your home scoop New Zealand’s richest architectural prize?

HOME magazine is calling entries for its 21st annual Home of the Year awards. This year, the magazine is expanding its awards programme beyond the Supreme Award for the best New Zealand home (which gets a $15,000 first prize, thanks to sponsor, Altherm Window Systems).

Click the link for more information and to access the entry form Home of the Year

Entries close 5pm, Thursday December 10, 2015.

NZ Shake Out

Design Windows Nelson has registered for the World Wide Earthquake Drill tomorrow - have you?

NZ is the first country to participate in the Shake Out tomorrow at 9.15am and is aiming to have 1.5 million participants.

Visit this website for information and to register http://www.shakeout.govt.nz/

New Cutting Edge Technology

Design Windows is committed to excellence in all that we do. We have just invested in new CNC (Computerised Numerical Control) Machines for our Auckland and West Coast factories and Auckland has also installed the latest model Emmegi Twin Saw.

These machines automate the machining process, minimising any variances during production and resulting in a high quality product for our customers.


Auckland Home Show

The Auckland Home Show is running from Wednesday 9 September to Sunday 13 September at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.

Come and visit the Altherm Window Systems stand (in Hall 3) to discuss how we can help you with your new build or renovation. Jeremy Hansen, HOME New Zealand Editor will be at the Altherm stand from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday 9 September. Come and meet him and be in to win one of 6 HOME NZ subscriptions.

Follow the link to a handy map of the home show: Show Layout 2015 PDF

Thermally Efficient Windows on the Rise

Up to a third of window and door sales are now in the ThermalHEART product range, according to some ALTHERM Window Systems manufacturers in the colder southern regions.

A large percentage of clients are valuing the benefits of thermal efficiency and interior comfort and warmth, over lower cost options.

To read more about this see the article here: Thermally efficient windows on the rise

House of the Year Awards 2015, Nelson

Design Windows was thrilled to be the suppliers for two homes built by Jennian Homes Nelson Bays Ltd, which won awards in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2015.

House of the Year Awards 2015, Southern

The regional Master Builders House of the Year Awards are in the process of being announced. Design Windows Central Otago Ltd was thrilled to be the suppliers for 13 houses, which won awards in the Southern Region. See the winning houses featured below.

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WANZ Design Flair Awards 2015

Design Windows had fantastic results at the 2015 WANZ awards, held on the 26th June. The Design Windows Group had 14 entries selected as a national finalist, with 4 of those entries going on to become the national winner. The winning entries were in the categories of Residential Project under $25,000, Residential Project $75-$175,000, Commercial Project under $100,000 and Large Manufacturers Showroom.

New Metro Thermal Heart sliding door released

Architectural Profiles Limited (APL) have introduced a new Metro Thermal Heart Sliding door. Call into your nearest Design Windows Branch to discuss your requirements and see if this fantastic new product will be suited for you.

West Coast factory open

We are proud to open the latest of our new factories in the Design Windows group. If you are on the coast call in and check out the impressive new building.