Blue Haven Bonaira Aged Care of Excellence

Blue Haven Bonaira Aged Care of Excellence

Blue Haven Bonaira Aged Care of Excellence


Kiama’s new era of retirement living has recently opened at the Blue Haven Bonaira Aged Care Facility in New South Wales. The facility consists of 139 aged care living apartments and 59 independent living units.

Each unit has Breezway Altair Louvres with the Stronghold System installed in the living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms to help maximise the outdoor views. The glazing to all liveable spaces uses Low E glass with fixed double glazed panels, and Satina glass is installed in bathrooms for privacy and ventilation.

Designed with the community in mind, Blue Haven Bonaira has a number of community spaces at the heart of the village. All apartments feature a range of layout options to suit various lifestyle and budget needs.

Architect: Boffa Robertson Group
Tel: 02 9406 7000

Fabricator: Coastal Windows and Doors
Tel: 02 4255 5777

Sydney’s Largest Residential Project with Breezway Louvre Windows

Sydney’s Largest Residential Project with Breezway Louvre Windows

Sydney’s largest residential project with Breezway Louvre Windows

Ryde Gardens is an urban sanctuary connected to greater Sydney. The major master-planned development features three residential towers comprising of over 830 apartments.
Breezway Louvres in apartment blocks are ideal for wintergardens and blocking outdoor noise
Ryde Gardens uses Breezway Louvre Windows for natural ventilation
The Ryde Gardens project consists of three apartment blocks using Breezway Louvre Windows
Ryde Gardens is one of the largest residential projects in Sydney

Designed by award winning architect Bates Smart, the development includes a 4,000sqm park and is the largest residential project under construction in Sydney. Within the sanctuary there are lush landscaped gardens, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, rooftop garden with spectacular views of the city, sparkling new swimming pool and barbeque area for residents to enjoy. The project has been developed by world class developer, Country Garden and built by one of the most respected builders in the industry, Watpac.

The residential mix includes one, two and three bedroom apartments where each apartment has its own balcony with ground floor apartments having their own private courtyards. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows have been specified into the apartment design by Bates Smart to assist with natural ventilation.

Architect: Bates Smart

Builder: Watpac
Developer: Country Gardens
Fabricator: Micos Glass & Aluminium Facade Solutions

Breezway Louvre Windows in the Gatwick Hotel-As Seen on The Block 2018

Breezway Louvre Windows in the Gatwick Hotel-As Seen on The Block 2018

Breezway Louvre Windows in the Gatwick Hotel-As Seen on The Block 2018


The Block is Australia’s longest running and highest rating renovation TV show. In the 2018 series, Breezway Altair Louvre Windows are seen in the renovation of the Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda, Melbourne, courtesy of Stegbar Windows and Doors.

The Block Terrace Seat with Breezway Louvre Windows for natural light and fresh air
Terrace Area using Breezway Louvres to offer protection from outdoor elements
Terrace Area on The Block using Breezway Louvres
Close up of Breezway Louvres on The Block

Breezway Louvres have been used extensively in the first two levels of the external façade in the outdoor room of this newly renovated Hotel.

Due to heritage-listed requirements, the tired run-down cedar double hung window frames have been restored out on the Terrace in Units One, Two and Three. The double hung sashes have been fixed shut and Altair Louvre Component Systems have been installed to allow fresh, coastal breezes into each apartment. The new owners will be able to sit back and enjoy extended living space at any time of the year along with the benefits of a naturally ventilated apartment without the need for air conditioning.

Fabricator: Stegbar Windows & Doors
Phone: 1800 681 168

Australia Towers, Residential Apartments

Australia Towers, Residential Apartments

Australia Towers, Residential Apartments

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The built environment at Sydney Olympic Park is characterised by a tension between traditional urban planning imperatives and the construction and celebration of monumental sporting structures.

This competition winning design for two new residential towers with associated streetscape podium provides a sense of connection between the massive scale of sporting infrastructure and the human scale of life on the street.

The towers’ striking elliptical forms recall the iconic shapes of the nearby stadia but have been designed to sit alongside an existing rectangular high-rise building in a harmonious composition. The towers are linked by a low podium, comprising commercial office and retail tenancies that create a lively street frontage for residents and passers-by.

The floor plans’ elliptical geometry maximises views and access to sunlight for residents, while horizontal sun-shading bands that circle each tower vary in depth, providing greater protection to the north.

Vertical slots of Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway with the Stronghold System have been used in the facades to encourage natural airflow through the apartments and communal spaces, and the towers have been positioned to ensure that privacy and overshadowing requirements have been satisfied. Altair Louvre Windows were also specified to assist with rail corporation compliance. Thus when closed, Altair Louvres seal tightly to block out noise, provide protection from the elements and allow air conditioners to run more efficiently if required.

This project has won the AIA (NSW) Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Award, Commendation 2016

Project Date – 2015

Bates Smart

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Halo on Mount is a nine level residence featuring 21 apartments, two exclusive penthouses and a café.

Located on the City’s doorstep and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful parklands in Australia Halo represents a new genre of urban living.

Halo interiors are a thoughtful appointment of timeless finishes and materials reflecting a style consistent with the quality of the building and its occupants.

Responsible, sustainable development principles formed the foundation in the selection of each and every component of the building in order to reduce energy consumption, water usage and long term maintenance of the building.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System (with heat soaked glass) have been specified to assist with natural ventilation and the reduction of power-hungry air conditioning whist providing added strength and safety for this multi-level building. When closed, they also seal tight to ensure protection from the elements and block out noise from inner-city traffic surrounding the building.

By night the glow from within creates a sublime luminescence that changes constantly. Few city apartments bring air and light and integrate harmoniously with the outside world, while still offering a feeling of privacy and security.

Halo offers unprecedented, innovative and sophisticated layouts, details and finishes.

Project Date – September 2015

Architect – Barry Baltinas
Baltinas Architecture