LOUVRE WINDOWS : ALTAIR LOUVRE OPTIONS




Altair® PowerlouvreTM Automated Windows

Electronically Control your Altair® Louvre Windows

A sleek and elegant solution

Low voltage Altair Powerlouvre Windows are a sleek, elegant solution to your window automation needs. Designed for easy installation, the Powerlouvre Window removes the complexity of sourcing special trades to install the system and is ideal for a range of design applications such as high out-of-reach locations or as floor-to-ceiling feature windows.

The Powerlouvre is available in Breezway’s Easyscreen Window System or can be made available in a variety of aluminium or timber window frames from approved Window Fabricators. For more information visit Frame Types.

Breezway Powerlouvres can be controlled by Apptivate Control Units or a third party Building management systems (BMS). For more information on Building Management Systems please contact your builder or designer.

PowerlouvreTM Apptivate® Control Unit

Operate your Powerlouvres with a simple touch of a button.

  • Touch sensitive, standard sized wall plate.
  • Single touch to fully open, fully close or can be precisely opened to any intermediate position to control airflow into the home.
  • Automatic operation in response to an in-built temperature sensor or timers to maintain indoor comfort.
  • Bluetooth Smart module to permit remote control by compatible smartphones and tablets.
  • Single and dual channel models available to suit individual needs.

PowerlouvreTM App

Download to your compatible iOS or Android Bluetooth smart phone or tablet.

  • Remote opening and closing of each Apptivate Control Unit. The range of the Bluetooth signal is approximately 10m – 20m. (The range will be maximised by having a clear line of sight to the Apptivate Control Unit.)
  • Set automatic operation in response to the Apptivate in-built temperature sensor and timers to naturally cool or retain warmth when required.
  • ‘Night mode’ adjusts the brightness of the Apptivate Unit LED lights overnight.
  • A single command can open or close all Powerlouvre Windows in range.
  • For easy identification personalise the names of Apptivate Control Units and channels controlled by the Powerlouvre App.
  • Provides feedback of the open/close position of connected Powerlouvre Windows.

Apptivate® Control Unit and PowerlouvreTM App Demo

Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the Powerlouvre Apptivate Control Unit and the Powerlouvre App.







A variety of handles to choose from!

Select different Altair® Louvre Handles to suit your situation.

Standard

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

Low Profile

Designed for installation within some bi-fold and sliding doors.

Ring Pull

For Altair Louvres out-of-reach and operated by a map rod.*

Louvre Blade Options

With Altair® Louvre Windows you can choose blades that best suit the windows function,such as maximising views,
letting in/reducing sunlight, reducing glare, gaining privacy or creating your own design style.

Blade Dimensions

Blade height
Altair Louvre Windows are available with two blade heights: 102mm (4”) and 152mm (6”).

Blade length
The length of the louvre blade is typically based on the bay width required for the window application and any length restrictions to comply with Building Codes. For more information see FAQ “How wide can my louvres be?”.

Blade thickness
The Altair Louvre design has been optimised for 6mm thick glass. The use of other thicknesses will compromise the performance of the product and are not warranted by Breezway.

Breezway Altair Louvre Blade Sizes

Blade heights of 102mm (4”)

and 152mm (6”) available.

Blade Material

Altair Louvre blades can be made from glass or aluminium.

Glass
Breezway Glass Altair Louvre Blade

Obscure, grey, green, toughened for extra strength and safety, or good old sparkling clear glass! As long as it’s 6mm thick, almost every type of glass can be installed into an Altair Louvre Window.

Aluminium
Breezway Aluminium Louvre Blade

Aluminium blades are virtually maintenance free, can’t rust and never need painting. Our aluminium blades are offered in a large variety of powder coated colour finishes.

Fixed Louvres

Fixed Altair Louvres are available in 152mm heights

Fixed Louvres

Note:

  • Not available with 102mm clip.
  • This product does not meet AS2047 water penetration requirements.
  • Fixed louvres are only available in standard heights ie. extended
    channel not available.

Applications for Fixed Vent Louvres
Use fixed vent louvres where permanent ventilation, light, privacy and a degree of weatherproofing is required.Some typical applications
include:

  • Vented roofs
  • Laundries (industrial, domestic)
  • Bathrooms
  • Public Amenities
  • Housing for air conditioning units
  • Screening walkways
Fixed-Louvre
No. of Blades Height (mm) Height (mm)
No Weatherstrip With Weatherstrip
3 310 320
4 400 410
5 490 500
6 580 590
7 670 680
8 760 770
9 850 860
10 940 950
11 1030 1040
12 1120 1130
13 1210 1220
14 1300 1310
15 1390 1400
16 1480 1490
17 1570 1580
18 1660 1670
19 1750 1760
20 1840 1850
21 1930 1940
22 2020 2030
23 2110 2120
24 2200 2210
25 2290 2300
26 2380 2390
27 2470 2480
28 2560 2570
29 2650 2660
30 2740 2750
31 2830 2840
32 2920 2930
33 3010 3020

Altair® Louvre Window Sizes

Altair Louvre Windows are custom manufactured to order, meaning there is wide flexibility in sizes available.

Heights

Standard heights do exist and are based around the chosen blade height of 102mm and 152mm. Multiples of these blades give standard window heights. Off Standard heights are available but this will add cost and result in a fixed louvre blade to act as a filler piece.

Widths

There are no standard Altair Louvre widths.

The desired window width can be achieved through multiple louvre bays. When determining the bay widths possible a rule of thumb is the higher the wind and water performance required, the shorter the blade should be.

The bay width may be affected by Building code rules. Please discuss with your Breezway Dealer and builder.

Screens and Security Bars

Altair® Louvres offer a variety of options to choose from

Screens



Breezway Altair Louvre Window with outside insect screen

Insect and Security



There are framing systems today that will allow an insect screen to be placed to the outside of your Altair Louvres. Following discussions with your window manufacturer you may choose Breezway’s Altair Easyscreen Window System. Breezway does not manufacture screens, but there are many quality options available. Please visit our Where to Buy listing to find a fabricator close to you.

Features

Improved Energy Performance
Screens to the outside of louvre blades can also aid in significant improvements to the insulation and shading properties of the window.





Security Bars



Breezway Altair Louvre Security Bars in the Easyscreen Window Frame

Bars

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 in the Breezway Easyscreen Framing System.

Features

Security Bars
Altair Louvre Windows can have optional 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.



Colours and Finish Selection

Breezway offers a range of colours and finishes, with optional colour matched handles and clips.



Selecting the Right Aluminium Finish



The aluminium components of Altair Louvre windows are available in two different surface finishes: anodised or standard powder coating.

Powder coatings are polyester coatings from leading powder suppliers applied to a thickness of 50-80 μm and anodised finishes are to a thickness of 25 μm. Over time, weathering of powder coated surfaces should be expected, resulting in a gradual change in appearance. This will be evident in loss of gloss, chalking, colour change and erosion of the powder coatings. Selecting the right powder for the atmospheric conditions of the site and correct maintenance will be critical to the ongoing appearance of the finish.





Product Film Integrity Warranty Colour Integrity Recommended End Use
Powder Coated 10 years 7 years Residential and Light Commercial to 3 Levels; and more than 100 metres from any salt water or surf line
Anodised - 25 μm 10 years 10 years Suitable for all environments including; severe, industrial, coastal or tropical environments


Standard Powder Coated Aluminium Window Colour Chart



Please Note: Powdercoated and plastic finishes may vary. These standard colours are kept in stock and offered at standard pricing.

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

NOTE: These colours are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true colour due to differences in screen calibration.