Breezway Stronghold® System

Secure and strong
Add strength and safety to your building and maximise natural ventilation where windows require fall prevention or extra strength.
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Mechanically Retains Blades

Complies with Fall Prevention requirements where blades are mechanically retained without obstructing outdoor views and minimises blades being dislodged.

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Residential Buildings

Ideal for windows more than 2m above ground or those requiring extra strength with the benefits of natural ventilation and added safety for your family.

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Naturally Ventilated

Energy efficient Altair Louvres with the Stronghold System allow abundant fresh air and natural light to flow into the building to help save on running costs.

Powerlouvre Convenience

Extra Living Space

In multi-storey applications, a wintergarden can be created to provide extra living space to soak up the winter sun in a protected spot or take advantage of fresh breezes.

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Browse our Stronghold Projects

Projects are sent to us from customers around the world and offer a wealth of ideas to inspire.

Strong and Safe

The Stronghold System is available as an added feature for your Altair Louvres to add strength and safety to your building.

Altair Louvre blades are retained by a pin that passes through the clips, bearing and blade. Once installed, the pins cannot be removed without tools and the blades are prevented from being removed from the clips. Pins are visible on the inside/underside of the clips.

The Stronghold System is ideal for residential or high-rise applications and is also a great option for school environments.

The Stronghold System can be screened, and offers privacy or shading options when using aluminium blades. This is well suited to wintergarden applications or outdoor residential areas. The Stronghold System also acts as a primary seal to outside noise for living or office areas.

Video Protecting Children From Falls with the Stronghold System

Safeguarding Against Falls

Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System and with restricted openings comply with the new provisions in the Building Code of Australia for Fall Prevention through openable windows and have passed testing to the Australian Window Association’s industry code of practice “ICP.005 – Protection of Openable Window Testing Specification.” As the glazed area can be opened to allow airflow they can be used to maximise natural ventilation in multi-level applications compared to other window types.

To learn more about fall prevention and window replacement in apartments please visit the Apartment Window Replacement page.

Tested to ensure Superior Performance

Altair Louvres with the Stronghold System have been tested to AS2047 “Windows in Buildings”. Static load testing to AS1170 has also been conducted to ensure superior performance on balconies, offices and external high level areas. Depending on the blade material, testing of Stronghold has achieved a load of 700N and up to 1500N in the open position.

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Note: Breezway Altair Louvre products are not a balustrade system. Nor are any other window types. Balustrades are one type of barrier. Altair
Louvres with the Stronghold System and suitable openings are another. It is always important to ensure that a particular barrier system complies with the relevant Building Codes and associated Standards.

To learn more about using Altair Louvres to Meet Fall Prevention Through Openable Window Requirements please visit the Fall Prevention Compliance page.

Product Offer and Maintenance

  • Available for 102mm and 152mm glass or aluminium blades.
  • Can be installed in the Breezway Easyscreen™, Innoscreen® or SL2® Window Systems.
  • Altair Component System available for installation into other framing systems.
  • Identical to the standard heights of Altair Louvre Window Systems with regular clips.
  • Available with the range of Altair Louvre options, including Powerlouvre.
  • Heat soaked glass blades also available for code compliance.
  • Enables bay widths of up to 1200mm. Please refer to the Breezway Product Performance Warranty for more information.

Standard and Off Standard Heights
For information on the standard and off standard heights available for the Stronghold System, please visit the Compare Frames page to locate the Breezway Window System or Componentry page of interest.

If blades need to be removed from an Altair Stronghold Louvre Window or if broken blades need to be replaced, the pins must be removed. The removal process requires tools and will destroy the pins so new pins will be required when blades are re-installed.

CPD Tutorials

Breezway offers three formal CPD tutorials to Architects & Designers on Fall Prevention, Ventilation and AS2047 and AS1288. These have been accredited by Architectural Information Services (AIS). Book today and collect your CPD points!

Stronghold Illustration

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Blade Type Compatibility

Blade Type152mm High102mm High
Annealed glassNN
Toughened glassYY
Straight cut timberNN
Breezway Altair Louvre Stronghold System brochure for commercial use or in the home

Breezway Stronghold Flyer

Details about the Stronghold System for high rise buildings.
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