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 bay 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?
When installing Altair Louvre Windows adjacent to swimming pools, Clause 2.6 of AS1926.1-2012 “Swimming pool safety. Part 1: Safety barriers for swimming pools” defines the requirements for windows opening directly into a pool area.
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?
Breezway Powerlouvre Windows can be operated by bell press switches or a touch sensitive wall switch called the Apptivate Control Unit (temporarily unavailable) from Breezway. However this must be requested at the time of ordering your Powerlouvre Windows. Alternatively, the Powerlouvre can be integrated into a Building Management System specified by your Architect or Building Designer.
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.
Do I need to do any maintenance?
What does COVID-19 mean for Breezway?
Current Breezway Status
- The number one priority is the safety of our team members and those people we come into contact with, including customers, suppliers, contractors and other individuals.
- Whilst the situation is very fluid and can change quickly, at the moment, there is NO CHANGE to any Breezway Australia site in terms of supply to our customers.
How Are We Managing Changing Conditions?
- We are using the World Health Organisation and the Australian Government guidance to inform our position and actions.
- The senior leadership team is meeting daily to discuss any changes to supply lines from a material perspective and also from a manpower perspective.
- We are limiting off site and onsite meetings wherever possible and replacing these with online sessions using tools like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
- Whilst our hygiene standards have always been important to us, we have taken this to another level inside and outside our facilities.
- The Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is on standby and can be enacted quickly if needs be.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.