We give you access to useful online resources
We understand the importance of accurate specification and detailing. That's why we offer you free and easy access to a complete range of CAD resources for our window and door products. The advantage of using our CAD resources is they're all available on our website with no login required.
Our large database of drawings allows you to mix and match the products that you want, add cladding, change wind zones, to easily filter to the exact detail required for your spec! The ease of use and up-to-date detailing means you'll be able to provide certainty that what you have is accurate - and hopefully receive fewer questions from your client, the builder or consenting authority.
You can also easily access documents covering warranties and compliance through to product size limitations and thermal performance.
The construction landscape is ever changing - whether it be influenced by the way we live and work, compliance standards or the introduction of new technology. We believe working collaboratively is the key to staying ahead of the curve. We've put together whitepapers discussing industry trends and issues.
Also available are our Masterspec Details. The specification documents provide a structured template for everything you need to think about when specifying Altus window and door products.
Masterspec is New Zealand's leading specification system, and its resources can be easily adapted to meet the needs of any project. The Masterspec specification documents we have available provide a structured template for everything you need to think about when specifying our window and door systems.
Masterspec can be used for commercial, industrial and larger residential projects. The standard version has been designed specifically with the New Zealand construction industry in mind. It can be used with two different operating systems: Masterspec Link, which uses Word connected to your browser, and Masterspec NextGen2, which is an intuitive online platform. The benefit of using Masterspec NextGen2 is that you can draw keynotes from your Masterspec specification - or create your own - using the Masterspec MasterKey tool.
We work with leading franchise brands
At Altus, we only work with trusted and innovative franchise brands. So, as a specifier choosing products to use for your project, you can be sure that you'll be selecting from the very best windows and doors on the market.
When you choose Altus, you're opting for quality. At the end of the day, price is a consideration, but your window and door selections need to be able to withstand the elements and hold up to your client's expectations.
We work with franchise brands who are leaders in their industry, have a wealth of experience at their fingertips, and will help us create astounding constructions that will not only meet, but go above and beyond the expectations of our customers.
How do you know that the brands we work with are so groundbreaking? Just take a look at the many awards we've won for design innovation by collaborating with them.
The Remarkables Base Building received the Supreme Award at the 2017 New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards. Altus and other trusted partners worked together on this project, including Vistalite Otago, Viridian Glass and Dulux, also jointly took home prizes at the 2016 WANZ Awards, including 'Design Project' of the Year (all categories), 'Commercial Design Flair' and 'Powdercoating Project' of the year.
It's not only the projects we work on, but our products themselves that take home the accolades. Together with the team at Stafford Hardware, Altus were joint winners of the 'Components Innovation' of the Year for our superior Smartfit® component range.
So, when you work with Altus, you're not just working with us, but with award-winning and cutting-edge franchise brands and partners that will take your project to the next level.
We give back to the construction community
Attending events is another way of meeting our team. We are firm believers in the benefits events can have for everyone in the construction community. If we are to continue to be leading providers of window and door solutions for our customers, we need to interact with members of the construction industry to share knowledge and expertise. We're always excited to learn more about how we can improve our products, and to share our stories with others who can learn from us.
We partner with research and consultancy organisations in the construction industry to offer informative seminars and talks with our architectural experts, where you can learn more about what we do and the latest industry developments.
We offer sustainable window and door solutions
We're very passionate about developing products and working on projects that are sustainable. For you as a specifier, this translates to being able to select from a range of products that aren't just well-designed and innovative, but are good for the environment.
Our industrial strategy is centred around the principles of lean manufacturing. We are rigorous in selecting suppliers who embody our values, and adopt green policies that are consistent with our own.
Wherever possible, we use zero or low VOC products. We set ourselves and the people we work with challenging environmental targets. Reviews and reports on our environmental performance are conducted on a regular basis.
Get expert help when you need it
With our CAD resources and Masterspec details easily available online, you can plan and collaborate on your projects at the click of a button. These tools are designed to help you select the right products.
However, when you require some help finding what you're after, or need sound advice on which products to use, you can always contact us and we'll provide you with the suite recommendation, the accompanying CAD details and the calculations in a timely manner.
If you have specific questions related to one of the products that we use, you can also get in touch with our manufacturers directly.