Awning windows are tailor-made for New Zealand’s changeable weather – they push out from the bottom and thus can be left open and still provide some rain protection. They can be used in most positions but are not recommended where windows open on to a deck or walkway due to their projecting nature.
Casement windows are side opening to catch the breeze and direct air inwards. Like awning windows they can be used in most positions but are not recommended where windows open on to pedestrian areas. French casements can be provided with no centre post to obscure the view when open.