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Designing with Breezway Louvres

Light, air, space

Louvre Windows have been around for a long time. You may remember them as the old rusty, leaky louvres from yesteryear. But today, Breezway offers a new generation, high performance louvre window designed specifically for New Zealand’s weather and climate.

Architects CplusC used predominantly raw, low embodied energy materials throughout this stunning residential home and incorporated Breezway Louvres for their natural ventilation benefits. View project.

Breezway Louvre Windows offer a number of advantages over other window types.

With no fixed panes and blades that open almost horizontally in an aluminium window or timber frame, Breezway Louvre Windows open twice as wide as regular windows to maximise ventilation and allow precise control of airflow into your building.

  • Breezes can be captured no matter which direction the wind is blowing.
  • Louvres can be left open in gentle rain.
  • Louvres do not project far beyond the surrounding wall so do not impede paths of travel.
  • Ideal for internal windows to further cool and refresh the building.
  • Louvres can be cleaned from the inside of the building (a big advantage in multi-floor buildings).

Browse our Energy Efficiency page for window comparisons, cross flow ventialtion and more.

Naturally Ventilated Homes

Breezway Louvre Windows in sustainable buildings help create comfortable living environments for end users.

Patented Design

Clever and unique patented design.

Extensive Testing

Extensive testing in a NATA certified laboratory validates high wind and water performance.


Non-corrosive materials are durable and suited to the harsh New Zealand climate.

Wider Spans

Wider spans allow uninterrupted outdoor views.


Experienced local support available.

Strength and Safety

The Stronghold System provides added strength and safety.


Widest range of customising options including screening and security options.


Award winning Altair Powerlouvre System.


Componentry available for other framing systems.


Sold through highly respected window and door manufacturers.

Breezway is at the forefront of window design

If you are looking for a high performance, state-of-the-art louvre window, you can’t go past the Altair Louvre. What sets our Altair Louvre apart from the rest? Browse some of our popular pages to see for yourself.

Breezway project examples


Breezway Louvres have been incorporated into a number of award winning residential and commercial projects.

ideas gallery

Ideas Gallery

Browse our Gallery for ideas on applying Louvre Windows into different applications in your next project.

Breezway Ideas Book


A selection of brochures and flyers are available from Breezway or order a hard copy via

Product Selection Guide

Product Selection Guide

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to customise your Altair Louvre Window design.

Where to view or buy

Where to view/buy

Breezway has a number of locations available to view our Altair Louvre Windows on display including fabricator showrooms, display homes or display centres around the country.

Our Altair Louvres are available from a network of highly qualified window fabricators. Feel free to pop in and visit them at any time.