New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/10A - Page 27

FRAMING THE VIEW To weather the climate extremes and salt-laden winds off the harbour, the Clyde Quay Wharf development features APL Vantage aluminium joinery Good views invariably come with strong breezes and a wharf location is no exception. So it’s not surprising that durability was a key consideration for the door and window joinery selected for the Clyde Quay Wharf development. The specifiers chose APL Vantage aluminium joinery from the Architectural Suite, supplied and installed by Wight Aluminium. This joinery is particularly well suited to homes and apartments where size and strength are priorities. Doors and windows are designed to meet the tough weatherresistance requirements of specific building environments. Doors can be over 2.7m, depending on the wind exposure. The Clyde Quay Wharf joinery features a Dulux Fluoroset® powdercoating in the colours Pewter Pearl and Electric Cow. This is a fluoropolymer product designed specifically for applications where colour and gloss retention are critical. Aesthetics were a key factor, says Wight Aluminium director Murray Wight. “The APL Architectural Series profiles reflect contemporary preferences for clean-lined, flush surfaces, continuous sightlines and square-edged forms,” he says. “The various products have been designed with aesthetic unity in mind – doors and windows have a similar look and line, so a seamless co-ordinated appearance is achieved.” For details, contact Wight Aluminium, PO Box 4101, Wanganui 4541, phone (06) 345 3195. Email: Or visit the website: Or contact Architectural Pr