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Allowing more ventilation than any other window type, Breezway Altair Aluminium Louvre Windows have been used for generations to create naturally comfortable buildings.

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Trusted by Architects and Designers

Breezway extensively tests Altair Louvre Windows for compliance with New Zealand and International Standards, and they have proven their performance in real-world cyclonic conditions. We make each window to order, which allows for the widest choice of customising options and results in a window that fits perfectly into custom-designed homes, schools, and apartment buildings.

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Common Questions

Can I customise my louvre windows?

With careful thought your new or replacement louvres can be much more than just a window. Consideration of control methods, blade selection and frame type can impact in real benefits such as ease of use, shading, privacy, energy efficiency, comfort, creating views, security, screening etc. Have a look at our Design and Products pages to help you decide. Some time spent now will reward you once the windows are installed.

Visit the Product Selection Guide page to see the variety of customising options.

How do I buy Breezway louvre windows?

Due to the nature of our high performing louvres and modern New Zealand Standards, our louvre windows are no longer a DIY proposition. 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.


You can find the closest fabricator to you by using our Where to View or Buy page.

What price are they?

Breezway’s range of louvre windows has undergone a transformation since the 1960’s. Today our products are very much at home in premium architectural buildings. Our products are individually tailored per window and pricing needs to be done by each design.

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 very high wind zones 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. 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.

Visit our Care & Maintenance page for more information.

These and more questions can be found on the FAQ page.