Two Mountains Merchants, Relaxed Cafe Atmosphere

Two Mountains Merchants, Relaxed Cafe Atmosphere

Two Mountains Merchants, Relaxed Cafe Atmosphere


Two Mountains Merchants is a local café situated in a northern seaside suburb of the city of Wollongong, called Thirroul. The cafe specialises in organic local produce and healthy meals that are popular amongst the locals and the cafe also attracts many visitors passing through the area.


The owners of Two Mountains Merchants worked closely with their builder, Jason Miles, to replace the front windows in their café to help brighten up the area while providing plenty of ventilation for patrons to sit back, relax and enjoy eating their meals in a cool, refreshing environment.

The owners were after a crisp ‘holiday house’ look that also had a vintage, maritime feel to it, and by using Breezway Louvre Windows recommended by Jason Miles, this really helped create the space they were after.

“We’re so pleased with the louvres – they look beautiful and are very practical.” Kate, Owner at Two Mountains Merchants.

Builder Details
Jason Miles Builder
Phone: 0414 683 145

Restaurant Details
Address: 364 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul, New South Wales
Phone: (02) 4286 0535

Chrismont Winery, Framing Spectacular Views

Chrismont Winery, Framing Spectacular Views

Chrismont Winery,
Framing Spectacular Views


The owners brief for this project was to create a unique destination for visitors to the King Valley, where the wines and food of Chrismont could be shared with all who visit.

Entry to chrismont with building in background
Featured fireplace with Breezway louvres in the distance
Front entry at night showing Breezway louvres up high
Restaurant area with high level breezway louvres for natural ventilation

A critical element of this project was to make the most of the views of the vineyards and to use the northern orientation to its best advantage. The space needed to cater for wine storage, a workable office space and most importantly a cellar door area where wine tasting would be an ‘experience’ to remember. The restaurant was to be designed as an integral part of the overall concept as well as having additional space to cater for weddings and corporate functions.

The glazing was a significant part of the design as the building needed to be expansive in length to make the most of the amazing north facing outlook. The challenge was to maximise these views while creating solar gain in winter and soften the bright sun in winter.

Floor to ceiling glazing and soft grey tint achieved the desired result. High Breezway Altair Louvre Windows on both sides of the building capture the cooler easterly breezes and create natural air flow.

This project has won the following awards:

  • 2016 National Building Design Awards – Building Design of the Year
  • 2016 National Building Design Awards – Best New/Alteration/Addition Design: Commercial
  • 2016 National Building Design Awards – Best Interior Design: Non-Residential
  • 2016 Building Design Awards Victoria – Non Residential Design: New Project
  • 2016 Building Design Awards Victoria – Non Residential: Interior Design

Building Designer: M G Design & Building
Contact: 0418 522 284

Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography
Contact: 0414 642 532

Builder: Bright Alpine Builders
Contact: 0418 607 666

Supplier & Installer (Windows & Doors): North East Glass
Contact: 03 5722 1106

The ‘Mothership’, State-of-the-Art Luxury Boat

The ‘Mothership’, State-of-the-Art Luxury Boat

The ‘Mothership’, State-of-the-Art Luxury Boat

New South Wales, Australia

The ‘Mothership’ is the world’s first solar powered houseboat. Designed to be a family boat or a corporate entertainer, the Mothership encompasses all the state-of-the-art features that excel luxury and comfort for anyone aboard the boat. With electric motors, the Mothership is self-sufficient and non-polluting.

A modern alternative to beach house living, this luxurious apartment on the water stands out from the rest as no other boat of its size offers as much liveable space to enjoy the tranquillity of the ocean life. Travel the waterways and enjoy the calm, relaxing motions on the water in an eco-friendly manner.

This electric boat is almost maintenance free, and is also very reliable, easy to operate and cost-efficient. It is estimated by the motor manufacturers that the only maintenance required is the renewal of the main bearing in 20 years’ time.

The upper deck is very spacious with over 30 square meters of shaded open space equipped with two lounger, outdoor sofas and a cocktail area. The main deck is where the Mothership offers the luxury and space equal to a boat twice her size and cost. The comfortable sofas are placed on small plinths allowing easier viewing of the natural world outside. There is also access to sleeping accommodation and two generous bathrooms with shower, toilet and washbasin.

At the after end of the boat, there is a comfortably large galley/dining room. Bifold doors and Breezway Altair Louvre Windows open up the boat to offer ventilation and allow a connection with the surrounding environment. Occupants can watch the beautiful natural world go by with uninterrupted views, listen to birdsong and gentle lapping of water due to the design of the Altair Louvre Windows.

Founder – Tim Knox
0407 788 912

Architect – Andy Dovell
Dovell Naval Architects

Louvres Provide Ventilation To Hotel Smoking Zones

Louvres Provide Ventilation To Hotel Smoking Zones

Powerlouvre Windows Provide Controlled Ventilation

Newcastle, Australia
Altair Louvre Windows have been incorporated into this project to provide natural ventilation. More specifically, Altair Louvres were integrated to achieve the required area of openable windows to ventilate the designated smoking zones in the gaming and bistro areas of the hotel.

Altair Powerlouvre Windows were specified with dark aluminium blades for the gaming area to let smoke escape and to achieve privacy from outside the building. This clever automated window system allows the client to control the amount of airflow entering the building at any given time, even when it rains, whilst still retaining privacy for patrons in this area.

The Altair Louvre Windows in the dining area of the hotel were used to achieve a level of comfort for patrons when eating their meals. Satina glass blades were used on the lower portion of the Altair Louvres to achieve privacy while clear glazing has been used on the upper portions to maximise natural light and ventilation into the building.

Project Date: October 2012

Fabricator – Air View Aluminium
+61 2 4952 3344

Owner – Mary Ellen Hotel
+61 2 4963 1100

Myer uses Louvre Windows for Guest Entertainment Marquee

Myer uses Louvre Windows for Guest Entertainment Marquee

Myer Guest Entertainment Marquee Spring Carnival

Melbourne, Australia
Breezway was approached by design company, Gloss Creative to incorporate Altair Louvres into the Myer Marquee (named ‘The Butterfly House’) at Flemington Race Course for the 2011 Spring Carnival in Melbourne.

Altair Louvres in an Anodic Bronze Satin Easyscreen Frame with colour matching clips and handles were installed out the front of the Myer Marquee as a feature wall with a combination of clear glass and aluminium blades. Internal louvres were also creatively displayed with clear glass blades at the back of the Marquee. The Butterfly House was decorated beautifully by Gloss Creative with static butterflies strategically placed around the Marquee and included a lovely display of flowers by world renowned florist Jeff Leatham. All this was creatively captured in the images attached by Architectural Photographer, Marcel Aucar.

The Marquee was featured on numerous Australian Television Channels including the ABC, 7, 9 and 10 with air time on all major news programs as well as Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Sunrise and the Today Morning Show.

Project Date: November 2011

Designer – Gloss Creative
+61 3 9885 1454

Builder – Creative Colour
+61 3 9419 1010