Customising Options

Customising Options

Frame Options

Altair Louvres can be fitted into a variety of aluminium and timber window frame systems available through our network of Window Manufacturers.

Breezway component system

Component System

Galleries can be installed into most window frames, allowing identical frames to be used throughout a project across varying windows and doors.

The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to the Altair Louvre Component System for other frames. For further details view the Breezway Design Manual
View our dedicated page for 3D Frame Models

Blade Options

With Altair Louvre Windows you can choose blades that best suit the windows function. i.e. maximising views, letting in/reducing sunlight, reducing glare, gaining privacy, better acoustics, increased thermal comfort or creating your own design style.

Breezway clear glass louvre blade

Clear Glass

Full views and maximum natural sunlight.

Breezway clear glass louvre blade

Clear Low E Glass

Improves the insulating properties of the glass in cold or mixed climates.

Breezway IGLU Clear glass blade

IGLU® Glass

Double Glazed with Low E Glass to improve thermal insulation.

Breezway Satinlite Glass blade

Satinlite Glass

Allows soft diffused light into the room and retains privacy.

Breezway Satina glass

Satina Glass

Allows soft diffused light into the room and retains privacy.

Breezway Satina grey glass

Grey Satina Glass

Improves the insulating properties of the glass while retaining privacy.

Breezway Grey Tinted Glass blade

Grey Tinted Glass

Works best to reduce solar heat gain while optimising views.

Breezway Dark Grey Tinted Glass blade

Dark Grey Tinted Glass

Works best to reduce solar heat gain while optimising views.

Breezway Green Tinted Glass blade

Green Tinted Glass

Works best to reduce solar heat gain, ideal for hot climates.

Breezway Clear Anodised Aluminium blade

Clear Anodised Aluminium

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

Breezway Powder Coated Aluminium Blade

Powder Coated Aluminium

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

Breezway DecoWood WRC Aluminium Blade

DecoWood WRC Aluminium

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

Breezway 102 152 blades
Single glazed blades are 6mm thick and available in 102mm or 152mm heights.
Breezway IGLU Blade Cross Section
Double Glazed IGLU blades are 22mm thick, comprised of 5mm Low E glass/12mm Argon Gas/5mm Low E glass.
Restricted Blade Openings
Altair Louvre Windows can be restricted to only allow a nominal opening of 80mm or 100mm between open single glaze blades, and 72mm between IGLU™ double glazed blades. Restricted openings can be used to prevent clips from impacting screens in some frames, or to limit the size of objects able to pass through the open window. To find out more please visit our Compliance Page or download our Design Manual.

Fixed Blade Openings
Fixed Louvres are typically used where permanent ventilation, light, privacy or a degree of weatherproofing is required. E.g. Vented roofs, laundries, bathrooms, public amenities, housing for air conditioning units, screened walkways.
Please download our Design Manual for more information.

The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to blades. For further details view the Breezway Design Manual.

Altair Louvre Components

Standard Jambs
Security Jambs
Glass & Aluminium blade length

jamb to jamb - 52mm

jamb to jamb - 56mm

Straight Cut Timber blade length

jamb to jamb - 72mm

jamb to jamb - 76mm

Glass & Aluminium Stronghold blade length

jamb to jamb - 48mm

N/A
IGLU Double GLazed blade length

jamb to jamb - 51mm

jamb to jamb - 55mm

Extension Blade Heights
Manually Operated
Powerlouvre System
Glass & Aluminium Blade Height

x = channel extension +20mm

x = channel extension +12mm

Timber Blade Height

x = channel extension +24mm

x = channel extension +19mm

Handle Options

Whether you prefer pulling a handle or pushing a button Breezway has a louvre window perfect for you. Consider the functionality of your window or the needs of the user when choosing a control method.

Standard Handle

Designed to fit the contours of the human hand for easy use.

Low Profile Handle

Slim line and functional fit for install into bifold and sliding doors.

Ring Handle

For out-of-reach louvre placement, operated by a map rod*.

Close up of Powerlouvre

Powerlouvre System

Operated by wall switch or Building Management System.

Handle positions can be moved lower or higher, left or right depending on individual requirements.

View the Breezway Design Manual for more information on Handle Dimensions.

Breezway Map Rod

*Map Rod

2m, 3m & 4m set lengths or 1.8m-3.6m telescopic length available

The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to handles. For further details view the Breezway Design Manual.
View our dedicated page for 3D Handle Models

Colour Options

Breezway offers an extensive range of colours and finishes, many with optional colour matched clips and handles. Selecting the right anodising or powder for the atmospheric conditions of your building, along with correct maintenance, will be critical to the ongoing appearance of the finish.

To learn more about how to care for your aluminium finishes, please visit the Care & Maintenance page.

NOTES

These colours are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true colour due to differences in screen calibration. Some colour variation between aluminium and plastic can occur. Industry accepted colour variation can also occur during the aluminium anodising process.

Breezway can apply Interpon D1000 and Dulux Duralloy powder coatings.

Warranty periods for high performance ranges must be applied for approval from Dulux or Interpon. Applications must be made using project and site details and have a Warranty Certificate issued by Dulux or Interpon, prior to placement of orders. If a Warranty Certificate is not issued by Dulux or Interpon, then maximum warranty period will be 10-year Breezway Warranty. Warranty information available from specifyinterpon.com and duluxpowders.com.au

Some colour match options may incur a surcharge.

*Complement colour to Bluescope Steel’s Colourbond colour range.

Breezway Components illustration for colour
Component descriptions for colours

Standard New Zealand Colours

Please contact Breezway to learn more about Off-Standard Colours.

Powder Colour

Almond 91558802

Plastic Colour

Roto Almond

Anodised Colour

Clear 25 Micron

Plastic Colour

Gull Grey

Powder Colour

Arctic White 91558851

Plastic Colour

Arctic White

Powder Colour

Bone White Matt 9157304M

Plastic Colour

Bone White

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Desert Sand 9153065M

Plastic Colour

Desert Sand

Powder Colour

FlaxPod Matt GP298A

Plastic Colour

Charcoal Metallic

Powder Colour

French Grey Satin GK164A

Plastic Colour

French Grey

Powder Colour

Grey Friars Matt GL265A
LSG Matt Grey Friars 9157167M

Plastic Colour

Notre Dame

Powder Colour

Ironsand Matt GM233A
LSG Matt Ironsand 9158096M

Plastic Colour

New Ironsand

Powder Colour

Karaka Matt GK297A
LSG Matt Karaka 9156064M

Plastic Colour

Karaka

Powder Colour

Lichen Matt GM264A
LSG Matt Lichen 9156101M

Plastic Colour

Lichen

Powder Colour

Matt Black GN291A
LSG Matt Black 9159041M

Plastic Colour

Black

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Bronco 9152111M

Plastic Colour

Bronco

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Lignite 9158033M

Plastic Colour

Mid Bronze

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Canvas Cloth 9157327M

Plastic Colour

Canvas Cloth

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Charcoal 9159058M

Plastic Colour

Charcoal

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Mist Green 9156103M

Plastic Colour

Mist Green

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Permanent Green 9156102M

Plastic Colour

Permanent Green

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Scoria 9154114M

Plastic Colour

Scoria

Powder Colour

LSG Matt Sandstone Grey 9157217M

Plastic Colour

Sandstone Grey

Powder Colour

Magnolia Satin GD110A

Plastic Colour

Magnolia

Powder Colour

Matt Wizard 9155197M

Plastic Colour

Wizard

Powder Colour

Metropolis Warm White Pearl Kinetic 9152075K

Plastic Colour

White

Powder Colour

Metropolis Warm White Pearl Matt 9151176K

Plastic Colour

White

Powder Colour

Mid Bronze Matt GM208A

Plastic Colour

Mid Bronze

Powder Colour

LSG Matt New Denim Blue 9155063M
New Denim Blue Matt GJ276A

Plastic Colour

Mountain Blue

Powder Colour

Wizard Satin GJ119A

Plastic Colour

Wizard

Powder Colour

NZ Matt Black GN291A
LSG Matt Black 9159041M

Plastic Colour

Black

Powder Colour

Off White Matt 9153144M

Plastic Colour

Off White

Powder Colour

Rangoon Green Matt NZ 9156259M

Plastic Colour

Rangoon Green

Powder Colour

Silver Pearl Satin GY120A

Plastic Colour

Misty Grey

Powder Colour

Silver Star Kinetic 9157043K

Plastic Colour

Precious Silver Pearl

Powder Colour

Slate Blue Matt 9155147M

Plastic Colour

Slate Blue

Powder Colour

Slate Blue Satin GJ114A

Plastic Colour

Slate Blue

Powder Colour

Titania Matt GA275A
LSG Matt Titania 9152068M

Plastic Colour

Titania

Powder Colour

Window Bronze Kinetic 9158068K

Plastic Colour

Mid Bronze

Security Options

Altair Louvres offer a wide variety of barrier options to choose from including keylocks, security bars and screens.

Breezway keylock

Keylocks

Strong and durable with an easy to use brushed chrome locking mechanism. View Keylock Instructions

Breezway Security bars

Security Bars

Effective barrier when the louvre is open. Only suitable for 152mm blade heights. Optional 16mm D bar provides neat finish with no visible louvre and jamb fixings while the U channel system functions as an add on to the Altair Louvre System.

Breezway screening

Screens

Improves the insulation and shading properties of your louvre windows. Altair Louvre Components can be installed into other window manufacturer’s frames with screening capabilities.

For further details view the Breezway Design Manual.

Size Options

Altair Louvre Windows are custom manufactured to order, meaning there is a wide flexibility in sizes available. Please speak to your local window manufacturer for advice on your specific circumstances.

Heights
Standard heights are based off the chosen blade height of 102mm and 152mm. *Recommended Option*
Off Standard heights are available for single glazed Altair Louvres but will add cost to your window and result in a fixed louvre blade to act as a filler piece. The type of window frame chosen will affect the standard heights. See more in the TAB section below.

Widths
There are no standard louvre blade or louvre bay widths for single glazed Altair Louvres. However most bay widths are between 600mm to 900mm wide, or up to 1200mm if using the Stronghold System.

Standard widths apply for double glazed IGLU System. Please refer to the IGLU System page for more information.

Breezway louvres fixed blade
The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to louvre sizes.

For further details view the Breezway Component System Sizes in the Breezway Design Manual.

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 Product Performance Warranty in the Breezway Design Manual for technical information.Standard Heights are measured from the lowest visible metal to the uppermost visible metal of the frame and excludes fins.

Off-Standard Heights are available but this will add cost and result in a fixed louvre blade to act as a filler piece. i.e. Greater than 5mm or less than a Standard Height. Off-Standard heights within 5mm of a Standard Height will not have a fixed top blade.

Notes for Powerlouvre System Standard Heights:
Off-Standard Heights between 6mm and 42mm greater than a standard frame height are not available for 152mm Powerlouvre Windows.
Off-Standard Heights between 1mm and 5mm below a standard frame height are not available for 102mm Powerlouvre Windows.
Off-Standard Heights between 6mm and 44mm greater than a standard frame height are not available for 102mm Powerlouvre Windows.

Notes for Stronghold System:
For the 102mm Altair Component System these include: Standard Height + 19mm to Standard Height + 31mm.

No. of BladesAltair Louvres for Other Frames with Breezway Weatherstrip

Standard Heights1

Altair Powerlouvres for Other Frames with Breezway Weatherstrip

Standard Heights2

152 mm Blade102 mm BladeIGLU System152 mm Blade102 mm BladeIGLU System
2330mm-335mm360mm-365mm
3470mm320mm475mm500mm350mm505mm
4610mm410mm615mm640mm440mm645mm
5750mm500mm755mm780mm530mm785mm
6890mm590mm895mm920mm620mm925mm
71030mm680mm1035mm1060mm710mm1065mm
81170mm770mm1175mm1200mm800mm1205mm
91310mm860mm1315mm1340mm890mm1345mm
101450mm950mm1455mm1480mm980mm1485mm
111590mm1040mm1595mm1620mm1070mm1625mm
121730mm1130mm1735mm1760mm1160mm1765mm
131870mm1220mm1875mm1900mm1250mm1905mm
142010mm1310mm2015mm2040mm1340mm2045mm
152150mm1400mm2155mm2180mm1430mm2185mm
162290mm1490mm2295mm2320mm1520mm2325mm
172430mm1580mm2435mm2460mm1610mm2465mm
182570mm1670mm2575mm2600mm1700mm2605mm
192710mm1760mm2715mm--
202850mm1850mm2855mm--
212990mm1940mm2995mm--
-2030mm--
-2120mm--
-2210mm--
-2300mm--
-2390mm--
-2480mm--
-2570mm--
-2660mm--
-2750mm--
-2840mm--
-2930mm--
-3020mm--

1. To calculate the gallery height only, deduct 10mm.
2. To calculate the gallery height only for Powerlouvre Windows, deduct 40mm.

There are no standard bay widths for single glazed Altair Louvre Windows. However, the bay width may be affected by Building code rules. Please refer to the Product Performance Warranty in the Breezway Design Manual for technical information.

Maximum Surround Frame Window Width = 4000mm (frame widths over 4000mm will need to be coupled on site or at a window fabricator’s factory)
Up to 6 Louvre Bays can be included in a single Surround Frame.
Louvre /fixed lite combination bays are available.

Notes for Powerlouvre System Standard Widths:
Minimum Bay Width for 2-9 blade high Powerlouvre Windows = 400mm
Minimum Bay Width for 10-18 blade high Powerlouvre windows = 500mm

Notes for IGLU System Standard Widths:
IGLU blades are available in 4 different stock lengths.
300mm*
500mm
800mm
1,127mm
These blade sizes allow for standardised window widths, dependent on the framing system used.
The daylight opening width when using Breezway Altair IGLU Galleries in Component Form = IGLU Blade Length + 51mm.
* Please note that the 300mm blade width is not available with the Powerlouvre System.

For more information please visit the IGLU System page.