Australia’s leading range of high performance aluminium and timber windows and doors.
With our extensive range of window and door designs and material options you’ll have no trouble bringing your creative vision to life perfectly. Because nothing is more important than your home being a reflection of your personality and the lifestyle you choose to live.
Find the best solution for you.
Every home design brings its own unique set of requirements and challenges. One of the most significant decisions you’ll have to make (and early on the process, too) is selecting your windows and doors. Before choosing, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration, for example your local climate, and your home’s location and orientation. And remember, depending on their position, different windows and doors often demand different levels of performance.
Understand your performance requirements.
First you need to understand the performance requirements for each of your windows and doors to achieve your whole house rating.
Your architect, builder or energy rater will provide the performance criteria of your windows and doors typically as follows:
- U Value – Measures the temperature which is transferred or flows through a window or door. For example, how effective is it at keeping the heat or cold in or out. A lower U Value indicates better insulation properties.
- SHGC – Measures the ability to reduce heat generated by sunlight. The lower the SHGC number, the better the glass is at keeping the sun’s heat out of the house. Likewise, in a cold climate the higher the SHGC number, the more natural warmth will occur.
Choosing your window and door frames.
Next, you’ll need to choose your window and door frames based on your home’s design, window and door size requirements and the performance criteria your architect, builder or energy rater has specified. The material of your window and door frames will impact your home’s overall comfort levels, acoustics and energy efficiency. As an example timber is a natural insulator and therefore the best performing from an energy perspective. There are 3 material options: timber, aluminium, and a hybrid of aluminium and extruded rigid polymer.
Vantage designs have become the preferred choice amongst Architects and Building Designers with innovative performance and design features. The brand delivers outstanding outcomes in residential and architectural residential construction. The Vantage brand offers basic residential suits, alongside high performance designer series aluminium windows and doors which deliver commercial sized framing options for greater architectural design scope. Bi-fold doors and windows, stacking doors, sliding doors and ClearVENT™ ventilating sash-less window systems are a few of the highlights in these superb ranges.
AWS recently re-launched our commercial product offering under the Elevate™ Aluminium Systems brand and is committed to the continues development and expansion of this innovative aluminium window and door range. The Elevate™ Aluminium Systems philosophy is simple: to create commercial aluminium window and door systems that offer streamlined and efficient solutions to the commercial construction and high end residential market.