Evolution — improvements that work


Auckland company Aluminium Systems New Zealand (ASL) recently introduced a new D1010 product warranty and two new product lines, the Evolution Series and a new commercial range, to the market.


ASL owns the aluminium joinery brands Elite Windows and Doors and Fairview Windows and Doors. Marketing manager Rod Andrews says the new releases and other product developments have made 2007 an “exceptionally busy year” for the company so far.


He explains ASL, a system supplier, designs and powder coats aluminium extrusion products, then distributes the metal to its network of fabricators throughout New Zealand for manufacture.


“Although we’re not seen as the ‘face’ of the brands, we put in an immense amount of work designing and developing our products for the market. This includes the security, health, energy efficiency and overall future proofing qualities of our products.”


The new D1010 Warranty, which gives a 10-year warranty on colour fading and the same on adhesion for the 40 most popular powder coat colours, is the result of “breakthrough technology” by ASL’s powder coat supplier, Interpon.


Available only through Elite and Fairview fabricators, the warranty terms include cover for residential and commercial projects in harsh environments, such as marine locations.


The Evolution Series, released in May, is a range of windows and doors for residential, architectural and low rise commercial projects.


“Unlike standard joinery this highly versatile suite does not require timber liners. This gives the internal finish a modern, unfussy look,” Mr Andrews says.


The commercial range, released in August, includes 100mm, 125mm and 150mm, front, centre and rear glazed commercial facades, as well as a curtain wall system.


“These new products, complemented by ASL’s shop drawing facility and technical support, position our fabricators ideally for any commercial projects ahead,” he says.


As joinery is an important barrier between the elements and the inside of a building, it must perform to high expectations. Mr Andrews says ASL products comply with all New Zealand construction industry standards.


“Also, ASL’s 35 years’ experience designing windows provides a depth of experience to builders and specifiers, giving them the assurance of quality that comes from professionalism.”

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