Altair® Louvres in Other Frames

For a wide range of applications

Altair Louvres are also available in a wide range of window frames. Breezway has developed the Altair Louvre System so window manufacturers can install Altair Louvres within their own aluminium, timber or UPVC frames for residential and commercial applications. This provides the benefits of Altair Louvres while retaining the benefits inherent in the window manufacturers own window designs.

The Altair Louvre Component System provides a way for window manufacturers to include Altair Louvres, Weatherstrip, Powerlouvre and security bars in their window frames.

Altair Louvres with Manual Operation

 

Altair Louvre component system

Altair Louvre and Weatherstrip can be screw fixed to the outer frame.

Exploded view of Altair Louvre component strip using backing strip to install in other window frames

Optional backing strip can be fixed to the jambs of the outer frame which allows the Altair Louvre to be clipped in place to conceal fixings and provide appealing finish.

Altair Powerlouvre in Other Frames

For projects where Powerlouvre Windows are desired in a framing system other than the Breezway Easyscreen Window System, Altair Powerlouvre Windows are available in component form.

The Altair Powerlouvre Component System can be assembled and fitted by approved fabricators into selected timber and flat aluminium frames that are wider than 65mm. Breezway Component Powerlouvre head and sill weatherstrips must be used.

Please consult Breezway for frame compatibility advice.

Altair Powerlouvre Component System with backing strip.

Security Bar Systems

Security bars are an effective barrier when the louvre is open, that unlike screens do not reduce any air flow. Breezway has security bars available to fit 152mm (6”) blade heights with 16mm diameter solid aluminium bars fixed to the window frame to the outside of the blades and positioned to allow the window to open fully. Altair Security Bars will have a moderate effect on views with 16mm solid bars and 124mm vertical spacings between bars. Please see below the options available including Altair Louvres with Security Jamb and D Bar and Altair Louvres with U Channel Security and Round Bar.

Altair Louvre with security jamb and 16mm d bar provides increased security and a neat finish with no visible louvre and jamb fixings

Altair Louvre with U channel system functions as an add on. Fixings will be visible.

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Altair Louvre in 100 x 44 Commercial Frame

Altair Powerlouvre to fit other window frames

Altair in Other Frames Standard Heights

While Altair Louvre Windows can be manufactured in any size specified, the wind and water rating for the building project will affect the maximum allowable window height and bay width. Please refer to the Altair Product Performance Warranty for technical information.

For Altair Louvre Gallery standard heights please see the size chart on the right. Off Standard heights are available but this will add cost and result in a fixed louvre blade to act as a filler piece. Some off-standard heights are unavailable when using the 102mm Altair Louvre Galleries with the Stronghold System. For the Altair Component System these include: Standard Height + 19mm to Standard Height + 30mm.

No. of BladesAltair Louvres with Breezway Weatherstrip Standard Heights*
152 mm Blades102 mm Blades
2330mm-
3470mm320mm
4610mm410mm
5750mm500mm
6890mm590mm
71030mm680mm
81170mm770mm
91310mm860mm
101450mm950mm
111590mm1040mm
121730mm1130mm
131870mm1220mm
142010mm1310mm
152150mm1400mm
162290mm1490mm
172430mm1580mm
182570mm1670mm
192710mm1760mm
202850mm1850mm
212990mm1940mm
22-2030mm
23-2120mm
24-2210mm
25-2300mm
26-2390mm
27-2480mm
28-2570mm
29-2660mm
30-2750mm
31-2840mm
32-2930mm
33-3020mm

* To calculate the gallery height only, deduct 10mm.

View/download Altair Component Standard Heights

Altair Powerlouvre Component System Standard Heights

Please note the following off-standard heights are unavailable.

152mm Powerlouvre Component System:

  • Standard Frame Height + 41mm is unavailable.

102mm Powerlouvre Component System:

  • Standard Frame Height + 44mm is unavailable.

 152mm Altair Powerlouvre Component System Standard Sizes102mm Altair Powerlouvre Component System Standard Sizes
No. of BladesHeight including Weatherstrip (mm)Gallery height excluding Weatherstrip (mm)Height including Weatherstrip (mm)Gallery height excluding Weatherstrip (mm)
2360320--
3500460350310
4640600440400
5780740530490
6920880620580
710601020710670
812001160800760
913401300890850
1014801440980940
111620158010701030
121760172011601120
131900186012501210
142040200013401300
152180214014301390
162320228015201480
172460242016101570
182600256017001660
Minimum Bay Width
Powerlouvre Window TypeMinimum Bay Width (mm)
2-9 blade high400
10-18 blade high500

View/download Powerlouvre Component Standard Heights

Blade Formulas

Blade Cut Length Standard Jambs

Altair Louvre blade cutting formula

Glass, Aluminium & Rebated Timber Blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 52mm

Straight Cut Timber blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 72mm

Glass & Aluminium Stronghold Blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 48mm


Blade Cut Length when using Breezway Security Jambs

Altair Louvre blade cutting formula with Security Jamb

Glass, Aluminium & Rebated Timber Blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 56mm

Straight Cut Timber Blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 76mm

Glass & Aluminium Stronghold Blades: Blade Length = Jamb to Jamb – 52mm

For allowable length of blades refer to NZS4211 and Breezway Louvre Windows’s Product Performance Warranty.

NOTE: Allowable tolerance = +/-0.6mm

Altair Louvre blade length tolerance

Extension Blade Formulas for Altair in Other Frames

 Manually Operated Altair ComponentsComponent Powerlouvre Windows
Glass & Aluminium Bladesx = Channel extension +20mmx = Channel extension +12mm
Timber Bladesx = Channel extension +24mmx = Channel extension +19mm

View/download Blade Formulassmall-pdf4

Weatherstrip

The same Weatherstrip is used on both the head and sill for standard glass, aluminium and timber louvres.

Off Standard Height Galleries that are within 5mm of a Standard Height Gallery will not have a top fixed blade and will therefore require Standard Height Weatherstrip sets. Off Standard Height Galleries that are more than 5mm greater than or less than a Standard Height Gallery will have a top fixed blade and will therefore require Off Standard Height Weatherstrip sets.

Altair Weatherstrip does not require notching to accommodate the louvre gallery.

Weatherstrip, complete with seal, must be used in the head and sill to satisfy the Breezway Product Performance Warranty.

Weatherstrips to head and sill add 10mm to overall gallery height.

Installation Instructions
Specification

Altair Louvres for Other Frames Recommended Specifications

A tight specification will help to make sure that what you specify ends up in your building thereby achieving your design objectives.

The louvre windows shall be Breezway Altair Louvre Windows

Unique features:

  • Patented drainage channels for superior water performance.
  • Patented ‘Living Hinge’ design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration.
  • Low profile keylock with lock barrel housed inside the louvre channel (available 3rd May 2016).
  • Passed testing to 40,000 open/close cycles for long operational life.
  • Passed testing to 15,000 lock/unlock cycles for long operational life.
  • Altair Louvres have passed AS2047 testing at 3,000mm high.

The louvre windows shall be Breezway Altair Powerlouvre Windows

Unique features:

  • Patented drainage channels for superior water performance.
  • Patented ‘Living Hinge’ design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration.
  • Motors are concealed within the head of the window frame.
  • Motors are easily accessible for maintenance.
  • Each low voltage motor only requires 0.25 amps to reduce transformer and wiring requirements.
  • Motors can be powered by appropriately specified transformers from any supplier.
  • Available as either a fully assembled window system or as a component system for installation into window fabricator’s framing systems.

The louvre windows shall be Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System

Unique features:

  • Patented drainage channels for superior water performance.
  • Patented ‘Living Hinge’ design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration.
  • Low profile keylock with lock barrel housed inside the louvre channel (available 3rd May 2016).
  • Altair Louvres have passed testing to 40,000 open/close cycles for long operational life.
  • Passed testing to 15,000 lock/unlock cycles for long operational life.
  • Altair Louvres have passed AS2047 testing at 3,000mm high.
  • Pinned design that mechanically retains blades within the clips to prevent blade dislodgement under human impact.

The louvre windows shall be Breezway Altair Powerlouvre Windows with the Stronghold System

Unique features:

  • Patented drainage channels for superior water performance.
  • Patented ‘Living Hinge’ design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration.
  • Motors are concealed within the head of the window frame.
  • Motors are easily accessible for maintenance.
  • Each low voltage motor only requires 0.25 amps to reduce transformer and wiring requirements.
  • Motors can be powered by appropriately specified transformers from any supplier.
  • Pinned design that mechanically retains blades within the clips to prevent blade dislodgement under human impact.

View/download Altair Louvre Window Specificationssmall-pdf4