Awning windows can be used in most positions and are ideal for New Zealand ’s changeable weather – they open from the bottom and can thus be left open and still provide some rain protection.
Awnings are not recommended where windows open on to a deck or walkway due to their projecting nature. Remember that fanlights are a good option for providing ventilation with a level of security.
A range of window sizes is possible. The miniumum fanlight height is 200mm, with the optimum maximum size for awning windows being 1400mm high x 800mm wide. Consult your First fabricator if larger sashes are desired.