Creating naturally comfortable buildings through light, air and space.
Designing with Breezway Louvres
They don’t make louvres like they used to
Trusted by award-winning architects
Altair Louvre windows by Breezway are extensively tested for compliance to Australian and International Standards and their performance has been proven in real-world cyclonic conditions. Each window is made to order, allowing the widest choice of customising options and resulting in a window that fits as perfectly into custom designed homes as it does into schools and apartment buildings.
How do I buy Breezway louvre windows?
Breezway solely manufactures so you will need to go through a window fabricator who deals our products to get a price for windows and installation. You can find the closest fabricator to you by using our Where to View or Buy page. Type in your postcode or suburb and select the “Home Owner & Builder Enquiry” category filter to narrow down the search.
Can I have screens on my louvre windows from Breezway?
Yes, there are many framing systems today that will allow a security or insect screen to be placed to the inside or the outside of your Altair Louvres. Following discussions with your window manufacturer you may choose Breezway’s Altair Easyscreen or Innoscreen Window System, or we will often sell our adjustable Altair Louvre Window mechanisms to window manufacturers who will use their own framing system. Breezway does not have its own insect or security screen range. They are readily available from local window manufacturers. For more information on the frame types available please visit our Compare Frames page.
What price are they?
Breezway’s range of louvre windows has undergone a transformation since the 1960’s. Today our products are very much at home in premium architectural buildings. Our products are individually tailored per window and pricing needs to be done by each design. As an indication a Breezway window may be 2-3 times the price of a sliding window.
How wide can my louvres be?
Ultimately, the maximum widths and heights depend on the wind and water pressures for the site.
Typically people are asking how wide a louvre bay can be i.e. the length of the blades. An indicative answer is 600mm to 900mm, however Breezway can offer blade widths up to 1200mm if using the Stronghold System (please refer to the Product Performance Warranty for more information). When replacing windows or installing new windows, a rule of thumb is the higher the wind and water performance required, the shorter the louvre blade should be. In cyclonic regions the bay widths may be a maximum of 600mm or in other geographic areas with lower wind loads they may extend up to 900mm. The window frame can then be designed with multiple bays to achieve the desired frame width. With Breezway’s framing systems this can be up to 4 metres wide. Your window manufacturer will advise you based on your specific circumstances.
There are no standard widths. However, there are standard heights and it is beneficial to stay within these standard heights. The actual standard height will vary depending on your chosen louvre size and framing system. If you use a standard height all louvre blades will operate. If you have an off standard height a small piece of fixed louvre blade will be placed at the head of the window to make up the difference between standard heights. It is worth discussing with your window manufacturer and builder to ensure you have standard height louvre windows installed. To see our standard height chart please visit our Customising page.
What about cleaning louvres?
Like all aluminium windows, louvres will need regular cleaning. The smooth outer surface of the Altair Louvre clips and the quality polished edges of the glass blades do make cleaning easier. Another big plus for cleaning our louvre windows is that you can clean the inside and the outside surfaces from the inside of the building. This can be a huge plus for upper storey windows.
Visit our Care & Maintenance page for more information.