Creating naturally comfortable buildings through light, air and space.
Designing with Breezway Louvres
They don’t make louvres like they used to
Allowing more ventilation than any other window type, louvre windows have been used for generations to create naturally comfortable buildings. Modern Altair Louvres by Breezway are award-winning, monsoon rated and are the most energy efficient louvre window in Asia.
Trusted by award-winning architects
Altair Louvre windows by Breezway are extensively tested for compliance to Australian and International Standards and their performance has been proven in real-world monsoon conditions. Each window is made to order, allowing the widest choice of customising options and resulting in a window that fits as perfectly into custom designed homes as it does into schools and apartment buildings.
How do I buy Breezway louvre windows?
Breezway has a network of resellers that ensure the product is locally available and built to meet the required Standards. These resellers are qualified window manufacturers, so you also have the benefit of being able to buy other windows and doors from them.
Can I have screens on my louvre windows from Breezway?
Yes, the Breezway Altair Easyscreen Window System allows insect or security screens to be installed to the outside of your Breezway Louvres.
What price are they?
Breezway’s range of louvre windows has undergone a transformation since the 1960’s. Today our premium window system products are very much at home in high class architectural buildings. Our seal tight window products are individually tailored per window and pricing needs to be done by each design. As an indication a Breezway window may be 2-3 times the price of a sliding window.
How wide can my louvres be?
Typically people are asking how wide a louvre bay can be i.e. the length of the blades. An indicative answer is 600mm to 900mm. When replacing windows or installing new windows, a rule of thumb is the higher the wind and water performance required, the shorter the blade should be. In monsoonal regions the bay widths may be a maximum of 600mm or in other geographic areas with lower wind loads they may extend up to 900mm. The window frame can then be designed with multiple bays to achieve the desired frame width. With Breezway’s framing systems this can be up to 4 metres wide. Your window manufacturer will advise you based on your specific circumstances. There are no standard widths. However, there are standard heights and it is beneficial to stay within these standard heights. The actual standard height will vary depending on your chosen louvre size and framing system. If you use a standard height all louvre blades will operate. If you have an off standard height a small piece of fixed louvre blade will be placed at the head of the window to make up the difference between standard heights. It is worth discussing with your window manufacturer and builder to ensure you have standard height louvre windows installed.
What about cleaning louvres?
Like all aluminium windows, louvres will need regular cleaning. The smooth outer surface of the Altair Louvre clips and the quality polished edges of the glass blades do make cleaning easier. Another big plus for cleaning our louvre windows is that you can clean the inside and the outside surfaces from the inside of the building. This can be a huge plus for upper storey windows.