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Window design options: NK Windows

Whether you’re building or renovating, there’s plenty of design options to consider when it comes time to choose window frames and doors.



By incorporating pops of colour, texture and quality European designs, you can achieve a modern finish that’s perfectly matched to your décor and exterior claddings.

At NK Windows, co-owners Martin Ball and Prue Chapman know all the latest design trends on the market, personally selecting the best products locally and from Europe.

From their Hornby showroom, consultants are happy to discuss all options to suit your project and can offer some up-to-the-minute suggestions as well. “At the moment, in terms of PVC in the New Zealand market, it’s still relatively new, but it’s been in existence for more than 40 years in Europe,” Martin explains. “PVC frames are better both thermally and acoustically, and are attracting a lot more interest here.

“In Europe, there’s an increased focus on colour profiles and there’s some really nice woodgrains. You can also have different colours on the inside and outside.”

Martin says another current trend in New Zealand is recessing window frames back into the building structure, rather than in the cladding, which improves the thermal efficiency by 15 to 20 percent, and the use of triple glazing is also going up.

While based in Christchurch, the NK Windows staff are now busy taking enquiries from all over the country and are happy to travel South Island-wide.

“There’s a real increased interest nationwide to build healthier, warmer homes.”

For more, phone 03 344 3126 and visit




The right fit

The right fit: NK Windows

When it comes to a thorough renovation of an older house, naturally you would want all the mod cons of a modern home without compromising on the heritage and overall classic style. The same can be said for windows; of course you want the latest and greatest without compromising the style of your abode. Happily, NK Windows can help.


The right fit


NK Windows has been the definitive go-to for the best quality European and locally sourced uPVC windows and doors in Canterbury. Basically, when it comes to ensuring your home or bungalow gets the best quality uPVC windows, look no further. So many classic and renovated homes in the greater Christchurch area have benefited from the expertise of NK Windows and the professional team behind it.

The uPVC windows used by NK windows are at the forefront of modern insulation and come in all shapes and sizes, tailored to every budget. There are plenty of reasons why your palace needs uPVC windows. They give you and your family a warmer, quieter and safer home. Also, each uPVC window can be customised to suit your home’s design, in other words, your home renovation project, regardless of era, will be snug, secure and still look the business.


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For more information, or to view the entire range of products, visit the showroom at 8 Anchorage Road in Hornby, phone 03 344 3126, or visit



First Windows and Doors

A tightly knit team: First Windows and Doors

Located at 7 Langstone Lane Papanui, First Windows and Doors Christchurch knows more than a thing or two about high-quality windows and doors.


First Windows and Doors


Able to offer the full range of residential aluminium and uPVC joinery, including thermally broken options, this is the definitive go-to for countless consumers. The company also manufactures the Smartwood range, which is a timber/aluminium composite product. From the inside it looks just like traditional timber joinery, but with aluminium on the outside, you save all that sanding, painting and maintenance.
Within the tightly knit team, there are more than 450 years of collective experience in the industry. Customers are crucial to all businesses, but without good staff you’ll never keep those customers happy.

Staff culture is a massive priority for First Windows and Doors. From the shop floor through to management, there is a real family feel to the team. Everyone looks out for and supports each other in times of need, and the company offers ‘no questions asked’ counselling for all staff.Six employees have worked there more than ten years, one employee has for twenty, and four employees have worked there more than 25 years. This is a company that celebrates our modern multi-cultural society and the team reflects this.

First Windows and Doors is also very excited to welcome Tony Borlase as the new General Manager. With his skills and experience, Tony is set to lead First Windows and Doors into an exciting future.


For more information visit or phone
03 375 0700.


NK Windows

The Best Around: NK Windows

For 18 years, NK Windows has been at the forefront of design, manufacture and installation of high quality, value and energy efficient windows and doors.

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Established in 2000, the company has become one of Canterbury’s most sought-after PVC window and door specialists. NK Windows supplies you with the best quality European and locally sourced uPVC windows and doors, available in all shapes and sizes and can be produced to suit every budget.

The benefits of uPVC windows are immense, giving you and your family a warmer, quieter and safer home. Also, each window can be customised to suit your homes’ design. NK Windows also supply a great range of entrance, French, bi-fold and sliding doors.


To view these and their entire range of products, visit the showroom at 8 Anchorage Road in Hornby, call 03 344 3126, or visit the website


First Windows and Doors

First in its class: thirty years of delivering great quality means First Windows and Doors know a thing or two about customer satisfaction

A culture of loyalty is what drives locally owned First Windows and Doors Christchurch, a family owned company specialising in supplying aluminium windows and doors to residential new builds and renovations.

First Windows and Doors

Managing Director Simon Carrodus, says loyalty to customers, suppliers and staff has seen the company thrive on repeat business, serving some clients for more than twenty years.
Simon recently bought the company from his father and plans to continue the thirty-year tenets of doing the basics well: delivering on time and ensuring the windows fit. Although long known as ‘the builders’ choice’, the company is happy to deal directly with the public.
First Windows and Doors has all the thermally efficient options and is seeing the market share for these windows grow. Simon says ‘Klima’ uPVC windows are the best performing for thermal efficiency and the company has two different aluminium thermally broken options as well. There is also the unique Smartwood option – windows where the inside frame is wooden, with aluminium exterior – a popular choice for a classic home.
There are 22 staff on the floor and eight in the office, including three sales reps and a full-time site measurer offering free measure and quotes. Simon says, “We give such great personalised service that people are always surprised at how big we actually are”.
Visit the website or phone 03-375 0700.