Powder coating is New Zealand’s most popular surface finish for windows and doors. It’s a baked-on coating that’s tough and durable and comes in a wide range of colours.
Phoenix profiles are generally powdercoated from the Duralloy range, by Dulux, which carries a 10-year film and colour integrity warranty. Where a longer warranty is desired, the Duratec range is available which has a 15-year term.
Phoenix powdercoating is carried out by the leading surface finishing company, Colourworks, a subsidiary of APL Window Solutions.
Phoenix have a ‘Popular Colour Range,’ of 35 colours, and a booklet of over 80 powdercoat colours that you can choose from. The popular colours are more cost effective than those less commonly requested. For the ‘popular’ colours, matching window and door hardware is also more affordable and readily available than hardware in other colours.
Tips for Colour Choice
For colours within the popular colour range, matching window and door hardware is also more affordable and readily available than hardware in other colours.
For a joinery colour that complements the house cladding, it’s common to choose a tone a few shades up or down from the cladding colour
Keep in mind that the colour of joinery you choose now may limit options in the future if you want a change of house colour
Contrasting joinery colours are popular and natural tones such as darker greens, blues, greys or black are often chosen
Dark or black joinery against a light coloured house, especially in a plaster finish, can look very sharp and attractive
Matching the joinery colour to the roof or fascia for a unified look is also popular.
Joinery colour also influences interior colour schemes. A good option is to choose a neutral colour that preserves flexibility for interior selections such as white, cream, grey, taupe, black or silver. Dual coloured windows and doors are available with Metro series ThermalHeart products, and a different colour can be chosen for the exterior and interior surfaces
Choosing the same colour as the house can give a clean look, especially in white or cream tones.
‘Eco’ Plus: Phoenix’ supplier has a chromate-free pre-treatment for the powder coating of its aluminium extrusions. Toxic chromate formulations have been phased out. APL Window Solutions have phased in non-hazardous pre-treatments for its three powdercoating lines. The pre-treatment upgrade is part of a wide-ranging APL strategy to reduce its environmental footprint.
Anodised windows and doors are also available, in a range of colours including silver, black, champagne and light, medium and dark bronze.
Anodising is an electro-chemical process and Phoenix offers the FrostUltra anodising finish which provides your windows and doors with a glowing matt sheen, free of ‘grain’.
Anodised finishes change in brightness according to the angle at which they are viewed. Ask us for an anodised colour swatch and view it in natural light.
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