Grander designs

Date: 27 March 2015

Think you know about aluminium joinery? Then think again. Forget those dodgy 1970’s odd coloured framed metal windows and take a fresh look at today’s aluminium windows and doors.

Twenty years ago if you were undertaking a building project it is likely that you would have been offered stock standard aluminium… More ›

Windowmakers creates giant extension

Date: 27 February 2015

Windowmakers is pleased to announce the opening of its new factory, which is in a huge space literally two minutes away from the current head office at Forge Road, Silverdale. The new premises have been running since the beginning of February and have been set up to help create more… More ›

Windowmakers continues to invest in the best

Date: 27 February 2015

Windowmakers has just taken delivery of two new exciting pieces of equipment from Italian manufacturer Emmegi. The state-of-the-art trim saw is better, faster and stronger than any other piece of kit available on the market world-wide and has an automatic feed which negates the need for manually processing the aluminium… More ›

Living Big In A Tiny House

Date: 02 February 2015

Windowmakers Production Manager Mark McCarthy and the team recently had their 15 minutes of fame taking part in NZ documentary ‘Living Big In A Tiny House’. Mark took the TV crew around the factory to see how we manufacture our aluminium windows and doors.

The tiny house movement is making big… More ›

FIRST ThermalHEART Gets the Energy Star

Date: 26 November 2014

FIRST ThermalHEART windows and doors now carry the ENERGY STAR Mark, which is applied to the most energy efficient products within a category. The ENERGY STAR Mark is New Zealand’s only independent, government-backed mark of energy efficiency. It is administered by EECA, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. 

Windows and doors… More ›

Design Centre visit should be a must-do

Date: 01 July 2014

Given the size of investment a house involves, and how difficult it is to reverse poor decisions once they have - sometimes literally - been set in stone, it is amazing how few people do full and early homework on some critical aspects of the home they expect to live… More ›