Welcome to Nichol Glass & Aluminium
The local Vantage manufacturer to homeowners and builders in the Hawkes Bay region.
Nichol Glass & Aluminium is a family business operating since 1958 and has a reputation for quality and reliability that has seen it become one of the most trusted suppliers in the local building industry.
Our window and door ranges have been designed to cater to any home size, design and location. If you have special requirements like thermal efficiency or custom features we can help. Whatever you have in mind, we have it covered.
Clean, contemporary lines, smooth surfaces and generously sized profiles - that's the essence of the Residential Series. It is our most economical, mainstream range of windows and doors.
- Recommended door height of 2.1m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
- A complete portfolio of window and door types, including custom-designed
- Expertly designed to cater for the majority of residential building projects
- Seamless transition using our flush sill sliding doors for the ultimate indoor-outdoor flow
Metro Series is all about clean lines and a contemporary look. It is a stylish and heavy-duty range, suitable for residential and architectural applications.
- Recommended door height of 2.4m, however, doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
- Clean, flat surfaces
- Large-sized formats capable of handling a wide range of weather conditions engineered to stringent strength requirements
- Flush sill-tracks maintain the clean-lined theme and assist indoor-outdoor flow for sliding doors
APL Architectural Series
Targeted at architectural homes and apartments, the APL Architectural Series of high-performance windows and doors are meticulously designed.
- Recommended door height of 2.7m, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions
- Large formats suitable for most weather and environmental conditions
- Square-edged shape and flush surfaces
- Assured strength and versatility
- Flushline sills and easy-glide panels available for sliding doors
Our innovative ThermalHEART technology takes the fight against winter cold a step further and sees a thermal insulator stitched into the core of every aluminium profile. ThermalHEART can be added to Residential Series or Metro Series window and door options.
Based on a premium series from Europe by Kommerling and optimised for Kiwi conditions, Klima is the ultimate performer when it comes to keeping out the winter cold. Being made of highly durable uPVC, Klima Series windows and doors can also withstand the harshest sunlight.
Hardware to suit all styles
The style of your home and decor is highly individual so we offer four hardware styles to ensure you find the right option to suit your windows and doors. These ranges have all design purposes covered. Visit us to see a selection of our hardware options
Urbo is all about fine lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges, delivering a lighter look without compromising on strength. Available in a range of powdercoat colour options.
The Miro range of die-cast handles is a contemporary classic, characterised by elegant, ergonomic curves. Available in a range of powdercoat colour options.
New Zealand's first fully integrated range of 316-grade stainless steel hardware for aluminium windows and doors.
As its name implies, the Elemental hardware range strives for simplicity. Elemental is a unique range of hardware that is made from extruded aluminium, and is available in Silver or Black anodised finish.
Choosing a colour for your aluminium windows and doors requires careful thought to enhance the overall appearance of your home. The colour you choose can turn your joinery into a statement feature or blend in to complement your other features or views. Vantage offers a full palette of powdercoated and anodised options for you to explore.
Powdercoating is the most popular surface finish and offers a huge range of colour options that cater for buildings in all locations.
Our range of 35 popular colours is a good place to start. They are available in Duralloy, the most economical powdercoat finish. Some colours are available in Duratec, a high performance powdercoat finish. Our powdercoat colours are also available to colour-match your hardware.
Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch.
The colours shown are an onscreen guide only and no guarantee can be given that they will be an exact colour match for the finished product. View our physical swatches for an exact match.
® Dulux, Duralloy, Duratec and Metropolis are registered trade marks of Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings. We use Dulux Powder and Industrial Coatings.
Anodised finishing is a highly popular choice for architectural projects, and is a durable and colour fast technology that offers an alternative to powdercoating. Altherm offers matt 'frost' finish as standard.
As for colours and film thicknesses, there are plenty of options: Silver, in 12 and 25 microns. Bronze in light, medium or dark, 12 and 25 microns. Black, 25 microns only. Champagne, in 25 microns only.
For properties in coastal, industrial or other corrosive environments, 25 microns is recommended, and may even be required to qualify for a warranty. (Note: the anodised coating has a 10-year warranty for 12 micron anodising, and 20 years for 25 microns.)
Note: when you are choosing your aluminium joinery colour, always assess the colour in natural light using an aluminium colour swatch. We are able to provide you with the colour swatch samples upon request.
Clever glazing completes your joinery
Choosing the right glass options can reduce UV, minimise heat loss and help achieve year-round comfort making it a decision that can have a huge impact on your project.
Thermal performance is becoming an important aspect of new homes with several glass options to improve thermal efficiency.
We offer a variety of performance glass options to suit most requirements; talk to us for help to choose the right glass for your home.
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Klima Series is an innovative range of uPVC windows and doors optimised for New Zealand conditions, based on premium Northern Hemisphere design.