Frequently Asked Questions
Please explain the basic terminology used with louvre windows
How wide can my louvre windows be? Are there standard sizes?
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.
Can I have screens on my louvre windows from Breezway?
Can I customise my louvre windows?
Visit the Product Selection Guide page to see the variety of customising options.
What about security?
How long do my louvres take to manufacture?
What price are they?
How are they installed?
To see our range of installation videos please visit the Altair Louvre Installation Instruction page.
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.
What about cleaning louvres?
Visit our Care & Maintenance page for more information.
I am building near the beach, will this make a difference?
I am building in a cyclonic area, will this make a difference?
I am building in a bushfire prone area, will this make a difference?
I am building around a pool area, what do I need to consider?
State and local government authorities may choose to impose stricter local requirements. We recommend that you receive independent advice from your local council authority to determine the regulations and ensure you comply with the correct protection measures for your individual circumstance. For more information, please visit the Louvre Windows Adjacent to Swimming Pools page.
The fall to the outside of some windows is more than 2 metres, are Breezway Louvre Windows safe?
What colours are available, can they match my other aluminium or timber windows and doors?
For more information visit our Colour Section in the Customising page.
Can blinds be installed with my Breezway Louvres?
How do I operate Powerlouvre Windows? Do I need to order a control system?
Single or dual channel models of the Apptivate Control Unit are available which can operate multiple Powerlouvre Windows for maximum ventilation. The Apptivate Control Unit is Bluetooth compatible allowing users to control Powerlouvres by smartphones and tablets via the Powerlouvre App that is available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play. This will also allow your Powerlouvres to automatically respond to temperature or timer events to help keep your environment comfortable to live or work in.
For more information on the Powerlouvre Window and Apptivate Control Unit, please visit our Powerlouvre Window page.