New Altair IGLU Double Glazed Louvre System Now Available

New Altair IGLU Double Glazed Louvre System Now Available

Breezway is excited to announce the launch of the new Altair IGLU Double Glazed Louvre.

Natural ventilation is important in any home or working environment. It helps keep the air we breathe clean and fresh whilst maintaining a connection with our outdoor environment. The unique design of the Altair IGLU Double Glazed Louvre is that it opens twice as wide as other window types to offer maximum ventilation whilst improving the thermal insulation of the building when closed, making this product well suited to extreme climate zones.

The System is constructed from robust materials where each Altair IGLU Louvre blade is assembled with two layers of 5mm Low-e toughened glass and a 12mm argon gas filled space.

Breezway Altair IGLU Blades do not have thermally comprising aluminium framing. Instead, the blades are capped top and bottom by rubber blade-to-blade seals, embedded into the IGU sealant. There is a clean ceramic print running the perimeter of each blade to conceal the IGU spacer, while still drawing the eye through to the view outside. The design of the IGLU Blade allows for the internal glazing layer to be retained by the clip, while the outer layer of the glazing finishes flush with the surface of the clip.

The IGLU Clip utilises the Breezway Stronghold System, granting superior blade retention with all the other benefits the Stronghold System offers, like blade lengths up to 1,127mm.

The System has completed extensive testing to prove compliance with the relevant building codes and standards right up to extreme cyclonic conditions. The IGLU System has passed water penetration resistance testing at pressures of up to 450 pascals and 8,000 pascals of ultimate limit state wind pressure. The double glazed blades have also been tested to pass long-term type testing in accordance with AS 4666 which proves the durability and longevity of the insulated glazing unit.

The WERS ratings of the Breezway Altair IGLU Louvre show U-values, the measure of thermal insulation, as low as 2.6 in a timber frame. In the aluminium Easyscreen Window System the U-value is 3.6 which is at the higher performance range of U-values of double glazed awning windows in aluminium frames.

Acoustic test results also show a major improvement on the single glazed Altair Louvre, and the IGLU System has passed physical testing to BAL-40 conditions allowing compliance in bushfire regions using only woven metal mesh screens.

To learn more about the IGLU System and the various customising options available, please visit www.breezway.com.au/iglu

Product Update from Breezway

Product Update from Breezway

We would like to provide you with this update below on the latest from Breezway.

New Daylight Opening Quote and Order Form

To better assist our valued customers in obtaining quotes and communicating requirements for orders, an additional quote and order form is now available to download from the Breezway website.

This form allows for simpler entry of single-bay-daylight openings by allowing entry of features that will be common to all openings (such as aluminium colour and clip size) once at the top of the form. Individual openings can then be configured line by line with some cell logic built in to prevent selection of incompatible product features. i.e. you will only be able to select aluminium colours if you’ve selected aluminium blades as the type.

This form is perfect for customers who order using the Altair Component Suite.

Further instructions are available in the form itself. It is recommended customers prefill and save a copy with features they use most regularly for ease of entry on future requests.

Please download a copy of the forms below or visit our Purchasing page for more information.

Component Daylight Opening Quote and Order Form – PDF
Component Daylight Opening Quote and Order Form – Excel

Product Offer Update

With the intent of streamlining our product offer and ensuring compliant supply, as of Monday 6th June, 2022 Breezway will cease supply of the Component Internal Use Mullion Strip. This item sees very infrequent use and is only suitable for internal windows that do not need wind performance.

Reminder that Breezway Louvres are now BAL-40 Compliant

Breezway Altair Louvres in the Easyscreen Window System have successfully passed testing in accordance with AS1530.8.1-2007 to BAL-40 conditions with Invisi-Gard 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 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.

In addition, all toughened 6mm fixed lites in the Easyscreen 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.

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 designassist@breezway.com.au or Online Chat on our website.

COVID-19 Update from Breezway

COVID-19 Update from Breezway

Welcome back to a New Year - 2022! We hope you enjoyed some much needed time off over the Christmas break to spend with your family and friends after what was a tumultuous year.

As we enter 2022, unfortunately like many other businesses in Australia, we are again faced with some challenges due to COVID-19. Please be advised we are experiencing some supply chain delays and staff shortages as a result of the recent outbreak associated with the Omicron variant.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience as we endeavour to fulfil your orders as quickly and as safely as we can. Please rest assured we will keep you up-to-date with your order lead times and any stockouts that may occur.

If you would like to speak to a Breezway Representative in more detail about your order, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Customer Service Team on 1800 777 758 or email sales@breezway.com.au

Alternatively you can contact your local Breezway Representative directly via the information displayed below:

Customer Service & Internal Sales Team Contact Details

Brisbane South/Toowoomba
Nigel Green (Customer Service): 07 3847 0511 / nigel.green@breezway.com.au
Nick Scott (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0521 / nick.scott@breezway.com.au

Brisbane North/Sunshine Coast/Central Qld
Nigel Green (Customer Service): 07 3847 0511 / nigel.green@breezway.com.au
Nick Scott (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0521 / nick.scott@breezway.com.au

Far North Qld
Ana Leniu (Customer Service): 07 3847 0594 / ana.leniu@breezway.com.au
Kerrie Gough (Customer Service): 07 3847 0513 / kerrie.gough@breezway.com.au
Nick Scott (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0521 / nick.scott@breezway.com.au

Sydney South
Ana Leniu (Customer Service): 07 3847 0594 / ana.leniu@breezway.com.au
Kerrie Gough (Customer Service): 07 3847 0513 / kerrie.gough@breezway.com.au
Grant Gough (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0543 / grant.gough@breezway.com.au

Sydney North to Gold Coast
Bel Francis (Customer Service): 07 3847 0526 / belinda.francis@breezway.com.au
Tahlia Sandstrom (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0528 / tahlia.sandstrom@breezway.com.au

Victoria / South Australia / Tasmania
Neha Dua (Customer Service): 07 3847 0590 / neha.dua@breezway.com.au
Grant Gough (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0543 / grant.gough@breezway.com.au

Western Australia / Northern Territory
Jane Joshi (Customer Service): 07 3847 0553 / jane.joshi@breezway.com.au
Kath Kennedy (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0535 / kath.kennedy@breezway.com.au

New Zealand / Pacific
Bernie Cloutt (Customer Service): 07 3847 0505 / bernie.cloutt@breezway.com.au
Kath Kennedy (Internal Sales): 07 3847 0535 / kath.kennedy@breezway.com.au


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Kind Regards,

The Breezway Team.

Product Update from Breezway

Product Update from Breezway

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

New Addition:

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.

Discontinued Product:

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.

Packaging Improvements:

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 designassist@breezway.com.au or Online Chat on our website.

New Breezway CPD Webinar Series

New Breezway CPD Webinar Series

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 designassist@breezway.com.au and they will be more than happy to arrange a separate booking for you or your team.