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A day in the life of a Breezway Apptivate Control Unit User

A day in the life of a Breezway Apptivate Control Unit User

Imagine walking into a home that has been programmed to open up your Powerlouvre Windows and ventilate the house naturally before arriving home from work. After dinner, relax on the couch and operate your Powerlouvre Windows with a smartphone – it’s a luxury anyone...

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Obscure Glass Louvre Window Blades

Obscure Glass Louvre Window Blades

One of the best reasons to use Altair Louvre Windows in bathrooms is their ability to offer both privacy and ventilation simultaneously. I've written about this before in the news article titled Two reasons why Altair Louvres should be used in bathrooms mentioning...

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Ventilation Through Windows with Restricted Openings

Ventilation Through Windows with Restricted Openings

The New Zealand Building Code has measures in place to safeguard occupants from falling through openable windows of 1 metre or more. The amount of ventilation through an Altair Louvre Window with its openings restricted is relatively unaffected, but for many window...

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Louvre Window Handle Positions – Six Things to Consider

Louvre Window Handle Positions – Six Things to Consider

One of the aspects about our business of which we are particularly proud is that we custom-make every Breezway Altair Louvre Window order. This allows us to offer an endless variety of adjustable louvre window customising choices to meet the varying needs of our...

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Light and Shadow when using Altair Louvre Windows

Light and Shadow when using Altair Louvre Windows

With almost the entire eastern façade of the Breezway Head Office (in Australia) made up of a wall of Altair Louvre Windows there are two characteristics of our building that most visitors comment on....1) How pleasant it is to feel the breeze and 2) How much natural...

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Comparing the energy efficiency of ‘Esky’ buildings

Comparing the energy efficiency of ‘Esky’ buildings

Years ago I attended a week long training course in the conference centre of a large hotel right on the beachfront. The food was pretty good but the conference room felt a bit like a dungeon! There were no windows at all and one of the presenters had this cruel theory...

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Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill

Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill

It’s a beautiful winter’s day in Brisbane (Australia) today: blue skies, 23C with a breeze blowing from the west. Unlike most other office workers around the city today, I can actually feel the breeze. It’s not because I’m working outside though, it’s because the air...

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The Double Glazing Myth(s)

The Double Glazing Myth(s)

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) The energy efficiency of a building is influenced by many different design aspects. Orientation, insulation, ventilation, shading, sealing and building size...

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Is there such a thing as a window with "impenetrable security”?

Is there such a thing as a window with "impenetrable security”?

Claims of “impenetrable” security should always be met with some scepticism. After all, ‘impenetrable’ is a pretty big claim! Would it resist a crowbar, or a hammer? What about a bull-dozer, or the jaws of life? And even if a window was ‘impenetrable’, would it offer...

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Two reasons why Altair Louvres should be used in bathrooms

Two reasons why Altair Louvres should be used in bathrooms

It’s not unusual to see Altair Louvre Windows in award winning designs and in the pages of glossy magazines. Not only are they a very stylish window, but they also remain functional at unusual shapes and sizes, allowing them to be fitted in unusual wall spaces, and...

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