Compare Window Frames

Four framing systems to choose from
Altair Louvers can be fitted into a variety of aluminum and timber window frame systems available through approved window manufacturers.
Component
System
Galleries can be installed into most window frames, allowing identical frames to be used throughout a project across varying windows and doors.
FRAME DEPTH
Varies

FRAME HEIGHT
Up to 112-7/32″

FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Aluminum, Timber, UPVC

VISIBLE FIXINGS
Varies

ALTAIR LOUVER BAYS
Yes

FIXED LITE BAYS
Yes

SCREENING
Outside or no Screen

CONTROL OPTIONS
Standard handle
Low Profile Handle
Ring handle
No handles (Powerlouver)

STRONGHOLD
Yes

SECURITY OPTIONS
Screens

REVEALS & FLASHING
Available

COMPATIBLE SUB FRAMING
Available

ios®
System
Ideal framing option for buildings that require internal or external screening to optimise the external aesthetics of the building.
FRAME DEPTH
5-1/8″

FRAME HEIGHT
Up to 112-27/32″

FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Aluminum

VISIBLE FIXINGS
None

ALTAIR LOUVER BAYS
Yes

FIXED LITE BAYS
Yes

SCREENING
Inside or Outside

CONTROL OPTIONS
Slide Handle
Inside screen handle


STRONGHOLD
Yes

SECURITY OPTIONS
Screens


REVEALS & FLASHING
Available

COMPATIBLE SUB FRAMING
Available

MakaniTM
System
Developed to suit narrow frame applications and installation into concrete block construction when screening is not required.
FRAME DEPTH
2-1/16″

FRAME HEIGHT
Up to 112-25/32″

FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Aluminum

VISIBLE FIXINGS
None

ALTAIR LOUVER BAYS
Yes

FIXED LITE BAYS
No

SCREENING
No Integrated Screening

CONTROL OPTIONS
Standard handle
Low Profile Handle
Ring handle

STRONGHOLD
Yes

SECURITY OPTIONS
None


REVEALS & FLASHING
Available

COMPATIBLE SUB FRAMING
None

EasyscreenTM
System
Aluminum framing system suitable for all building types with external screening available. The system is supplied fully assembled and for Powerlouver only.
FRAME DEPTH
5-1/8″

FRAME HEIGHT
Up to 102-13/16″

FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Aluminum

VISIBLE FIXINGS
None

ALTAIR LOUVER BAYS
Yes

FIXED LITE BAYS
Yes

SCREENING
Outside

CONTROL OPTIONS
No handles (Powerlouver)

STRONGHOLD
Yes

SECURITY OPTIONS
Screens

REVEALS & FLASHING
Available

COMPATIBLE SUB FRAMING
Available

Choosing the right framing system can be complex and is best discussed with your window dealer. Breezway has three framing systems that are available through approved window dealers. The ios, Makani and Easyscreen Window Systems all have differing purposes as outlined below. In addition many other window dealers have designed their own framing systems to suit Altair Louver strip hardware.

Frames are available in aluminum, PVC or wood species. Many different configurations of framing are also available to achieve your design objectives. However, inside screens should not be installed within 1 mile of the ocean.