We are delighted to provide you with this update below on the latest Altair® Louvre product improvements from Breezway.
Breezway Louvres are now BAL-40 Compliant!
Breezway is proud to announce that Altair® Louvres in the EasyscreenTM Window System have successfully passed testing in accordance with AS1530.8.1-2007 to BAL-40 conditions with Invisi-GardTM Security Screens. This provides a much more convenient and aesthetic alternative to enclosing the window with bushfire shutters.
Breezway has also contracted the test laboratory to assess screen equivalency which, once published, will allow for any screen also tested successfully in accordance with AS1530.8.1-2007 to be used as a substitute to the tested screening. Availability of this will be communicated at a later date.
In addition to this, all toughened 6mm fixed lites in the EasyscreenTM Window System can meet deemed-to-satisfy provisions for BAL-40 when using flame retardant glazing wedges supplied by Breezway on all glazed and unglazed fixed lites as standard product.
For more information about using Altair® Louvres in Bushfire Prone Areas please visit our Bushfire Compliance page.
Changes to Product Offer
Commencing 23rd August we will be introducing a larger transformer/power supply, capable of providing power for up to 14 PowerlouvreTM System motors simultaneously. This is in addition to the existing 6 motor transformer, granting our valued customers the choice to better suit their project.
For large projects where more than 14 motors are used in a single run, it is still necessary for a larger transformer to be sourced from a third party electrical supplier to suit the requirements of the project. Pricing for the new PowerlouvreTM System Transformer is $144.49 RRP. For an updated Price List please contact your local Breezway Area Manager.
In a bid to streamline our operations and improve service to customers we will be removing a slow-moving extrusion from our product offer. As of 1st November, the availability of the Heavy Duty Mullion for the SL2® Window System will cease.
The SL2® Window System itself remains, however for projects requiring higher serviceability performance, the EasyscreenTM Window System and Innoscreen® Window System can be used as higher performing substitutes.
Starting in September, customers will notice a change to the way manual Altair® Louvre Component Galleries are packed for delivery. Manual galleries will now be clipped together with plastic couplers, or channel packing clips, to ensure they stay firmly positioned during transit without any risk of paint rub. PowerlouvreTM System Galleries will continue to be boxed.
Made from recycled plastic, these channel packing clips will hold both ends of each gallery set. These can be easily slid off the gallery for removal and can be reattached if needed by snapping them onto the back of the channels again.
For more information on our Altair Louvre product updates, please contact your local Area Manager or our Design Assist Team on 1800 777 758 to discuss your needs. Our Design Consultants can also be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Online Chat on our website.
Breezway is proud to announce we have launched a new series of Continual Professional Development (CPD) Webinars for our specifier audience.
The CPD webinar series has been designed to help build your industry knowledge and assist with your future building designs.
These one-hour CPD webinars won’t disappoint as they will provide you with information about popular topics and will be delivered by our team of experienced Louvre Experts. Read our collection of CPD Testimonials here.
Please see the list of dates and times available for each CPD topic via our CPD Webinar page and simply click on the link to register your interest. Each participant will receive a certificate and one formal CPD point after the presentation.
Topic 1: Fall Prevention through Openable Louvre Windows
In response to the ongoing issue of children being injured due to falls through windows and the significant expansion of apartment living, the Building Code Board has updated the provisions aiming to prevent falls through openable windows.
This CPD presentation will cover the provisions, the testing requirements to show compliance and the potential resultant impact on ventilation.
1 Hour = 1 Formal CPD Point
FALL PREVENTION LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Able to identify situations where fall prevention measures are required by the BCA.
Able to list the options to achieve compliance in bedrooms and early childhood centres.
Able to list the options to achieve compliance in other rooms.
Awareness of testing methodologies to prove compliance.
Topic 2: Ventilation
This tutorial will explain the scientific benefits of ventilation and will then take you through a thorough presentation of the impact on ventilation of different window types.
A modelled energy efficiency study will then be discussed followed by a briefing on the WERS ratings for screened windows.
1 Hour = 1 Formal CPD Point
VENTILATION LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Identify four of the scientifically proven benefits of ventilation.
Describe the impact of window types and sizes on ventilation openings.
Describe the results of a study on the relative energy efficiency implications of air infiltration and ventilation.
Be aware of WERS ratings for screened products.
Topic 3: Louvre Windows: AS 2047 & AS 1288
This tutorial will provide an overview of AS 2047 and AS 1288 for specifiers. AS 2047 “Windows and external glazed doors in buildings” and AS 1288 “Glass in buildings – Selection and installation” are two of the key Standards relating to windows.
This CPD Tutorial will explain the key sections of the Standards that specifiers interact with and the impacts of the requirements of the Standards on their designs.
1 Hour = 1 Formal CPD Point
AS 2047 & AS 1288 LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Awareness of the various performance requirements of AS 2047.
Appreciate the trade-offs between performance, size and window configurations.
Awareness of the factors influencing glass strength.
Understand how the risks of human impact can be managed through glass selection and design.
If you are unable to find a date or time that suits on the CPD Webinar page, or you would prefer a one-on-one meeting with our louvre experts, please do not hesitate to contact our Design Assist Team on 1800 777 758 or email email@example.com and they will be more than happy to arrange a separate booking for you or your team.
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