Awning windows are perfect for the ever-changing New Zealand weather – they push out from the bottom so can be left open and still provide a degree of rain protection. They are versatile for most locations in the house but are not recommended where windows open on to a walkway due to their projecting nature.
Casement windows are side opening to direct air inwards. Like awning windows they can be used in most positions but are not recommended where windows open on to pedestrian areas. French casements can be provided with no centre post to obscure the view when open.