Customizing Options

Customizing Options

Easyscreen

Frame Options

Altair Louvers can be fitted into a variety of aluminum and wood window frame systems available through our network of Window Dealers.

Breezway component system

Strip Hardware

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

powerlouvre easyscreen system

EasyscreenTM System

The Powerlouver System is available in this aluminum frame which is suitable for all building types with external screening*. The system is supplied fully assembled.

*screens sold separately.

breezway innoscreen system

ios® System

The ios Window System includes an integrated insect and security screen housing that allows easy fitting of screens* to the frame.

*screens sold separately.

breezway sl2 system

MakaniTM System

Developed to suit narrow frame applications and installation into concrete block construction when screening is not required.

The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to framing.
For further details view the Breezway Window Systems in the Design Manual here.
For further details view the Breezway Strip Hardware in the Design Manual here.

Strip Hardware

EasyscreenTM System

ios® System

MakaniTM System

Frame Depth

Varies

5-1/8″

5-1/8″

2-1/16″

Frame Height

Up to 112-7/32″

Up to 102-13/16″

Up to 112-27/32″

Up to 112-25/32″

Frame Construction

Aluminum, Timber, UPVC

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Visible Fixings

Varies

None

None

None

Altair Louver Bays

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fixed Lite Bays

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Screening

Outside or no Screen

Outside

Inside or Outside

No Integrated Screening

Control Options

Standard handle
Low Profile Handle
Ring handle

Powerlouvre Only

Slide handle
Inside screen handle

Standard handle
Low Profile Handle
Ring handle

Stronghold

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security Options

Screens

Screens

Screens

None

Reveals & Flashing

Available

Available

Available

Available

View our dedicated page for 3D Frame Models

Blade Options

With Altair Louver Windows you can choose blades that best suit the windows function. i.e. maximizing 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 Satina glass

Satina Glass

Allows soft diffused light into the room and retains privacy.

Breezway Grey Tinted Glass blade

Grey Tinted Glass

Works best to reduce solar heat gain while optimizing views.

Breezway Bronze Glass

Bronze Tinted Glass

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

Breezway Clear Anodised Aluminium blade

Clear Anodized Aluminum

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

Breezway Powder Coated Aluminium Blade

Powder Coated Aluminum

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

timber

Wood

Reduces heat in your home and provides privacy with ventilation.

Breezway DecoWood WRC Aluminium Blade

Aluminum with Decowood

Provides privacy with ventilation, ideal for harsh climates.

4-6-blades
Single glazed blades are 6mm thick and available in 4″ or 6″ heights.
Fixed Blade Openings
Fixed Louvers 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 Strip Hardware

Easyscreen System

ios System

Makani System

Standard Jambs
Glass & Aluminum blade length

jamb to jamb less 2-1/16"

window width less 3-4/16"

window width less 3-1/32"

window width less 3-1/32"

Straight Cut Wood blade length

jamb to jamb less 2-27/32"

window width less 4"

window width less 3-13/16"

window width less 3-13/16"

Glass & Aluminum Stronghold blade length

jamb to jamb less 1-7/8"

window width less 3-1/16"

window width less 2-7/8"

window width less 2-7/8"

Extension Blade Heights
Manually Operated
Glass & Aluminum Blade Height

x = channel extension + 13/16"

x = channel extension +8/16"

x = channel extension +13/16"

x = channel extension + 23/32"

Wood Blade Height

x = channel extension + 23/32"

x = channel extension +11/16"

x = channel extension +15/16"

x = channel extension + 7/8"

Handle Options

Whether you prefer pulling a handle or pushing a button Breezway has a louver 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.

Slide Handle

Operate louvers installed in ios System.

Ring Handle

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

Inside Open

Inside Handle

For inside screen access.

Close up of Powerlouvre

Powerlouver 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

Color Options

Breezway offers an extensive range of colors and finishes, many with optional colour matched clips and handles. Selecting the right anodizing 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 aluminum finishes, please visit the Care & Maintenance page.

NOTES

These colors are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true color due to differences in screen calibration. Some color variation between aluminum and plastic can occur. Industry accepted color variation can also occur during the aluminum anodizing process.

Selecting the Right Aluminum Finish
The aluminum components of Altair Louver windows are available in two different surface finishes: anodized and standard powder coating.

Powder coatings are polyester coatings from leading powder suppliers applied to a thickness of 50µm and anodized finishes are to a thickness of 25µm. 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, color change and erosion of the powder coatings. Selecting the right finish for the atmospheric conditions of the site and correct maintenance will be critical to the ongoing appearance of the finish.

Note: Industry accepted color variation can occur during the aluminum anodizing process.

Breezway Components illustration for colour

Component descriptions for colors

Standard Aluminum Window Color Chart

Powdercoated and plastic finishes may vary. Equivalent non-standard USA finishes are ex-Australia and may have a different finish. Some colour variation between aluminum and plastic can occur.

Powder Colour

Anodic Bronze Satin
GY114A

Plastic Colour

Anodic Bronze

Powder Colour

Anodic Natural Matt
GY235A

Plastic Colour

Misty Grey

Powder Colour

Anodic Off White Matt
GD227A

Plastic Colour

Titania

Security Options

There are many window framing systems today that will allow a security or insect screen to be placed to the inside or outside of your Altair Louvers.

  • Screens can improve the insulation and shading properties of the window.
  • Breezway offers the ios Window System or Powerlouvre in the Easyscreen Window System with integrated housing for screens.
  • Altair Strip Hardware can be installed into other window manufacturer’s frames with screening capabilities.
  • Breezway manufactures insect screens at our factory in Oahu, or high quality hurricane proof security screens are available from Prowler Proof.
  • Visit our Where To Buy page to find your closest window dealer.
Breezway screening
Download the Easyscreen System Screen Deducations for more information.
For further details view the Breezway Design Manual.

Size Options

Altair Louver 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 4″ or 6″.
Off Standard heights are available for single glazed Altair Louvrers 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 louver blade or louver bay widths for single glazed Altair Louvers. However a rule of thumb is the higher the wind and water performance required, the shorter the blade should be. In hurricane regions the bay widths may be a maximum of 23-5/8″ or in other geographic areas with lower wind loads they may extend up to 35-7/16″. The window frame can then be designed with multiple bays to achieve the desired frame width. With Breezway’s framing systems this can be up to 157-15/32″ wide. Your window manufacturer will advise you based on your specific circumstances.

Breezway louvres fixed blade
The tabs provide a range of technical information relating to louver sizes.
For further details view the Breezway Window System Sizes in the Breezway Design Manual here.
For further details view the Breezway Strip Hardware Sizes in the Breezway Design Manual here.

While Altair Louver 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.

Please Note:

Standard Heights are measured from the lowest visible metal to the uppermost visible metal of the frame and excludes fins.

Off Standard Heights that are more than 13/64″ greater than or less than a Standard Height will have a top fixed blade to achieve the specified height. Off Standard heights that are within 13/64″ of a Standard Height will not have a fixed top blade.

Notes for Powerlouver System Standard Heights:
Off-Standard Frame Heights between 4/16″ and 1-10/16″ greater than a Standard Height are unavailable for 6″ Powerlouver in the Easyscreen Frame.
Off-Standard Frame Heights between 1/16″ and 3/16″ below a Standard Height are unavailable for 4″ Powerlouver in the Easyscreen Frame.
Off-Standard Frame Heights between 4/16″ and 1-12/16″ greater than a Standard Height are unavailable for 4″ Powerlouver in the Easyscreen Frame.

No. of BladesAltair Louvers with Breezway Weatherstrip

Standard Heights*
Altair Powerlouvers in Easyscreen

Standard Heights
Altair Louvers in Makani Window System

Standard Heights
Altair Louvers in ios Window System

Standard Heights
6" Blade4" Blade6" Blade4" Blade6" Blade4" Blade6" Blade4" Blade
213"-14-16/32"-13-19/32"-13-5/8"-
318-1/2"12-19/32"20-1/8"14-7/32"19-3/32"13-3/16"19-1/8"13-7/32"
424-1/32"16-5/32"25-5/8"17-3/4"24-19/32"16-23/32"24-21/32"16-25/32"
52917/32"19-11/16"31-5/32"21-5/16"30-1/8"20-9/32"30-5/32"20-5/16"
635-1/32"23-7/32"36-21/32"24-27/32"35-5/8"23-13/16"35-21/32"23-27/32"
740-9/16"26-25/32"42-5/32"28-3/8"41-5/32"27-3/8"41-3/16"27-13/32"
846-1/16"30-5/16"47-11/16"31-15/16"46-21/32"30-29/32"46-11/16"30-15/16"
951-9/16"33-27/32"53-6/32"35-15/32"52-5/32"34-7/16"52-7/32"34-7/16"
1057-3/32"37-3/32"58-11/16"39-1/32"57-11/16"38"57-23/32"381/32"
1162-19/32"40-15/16"64-7/32"42-9/16"63-3/16"41-17/32"63-7/32"41-9/16"
1268-1/8"44-1/2"69-23/32"46-3/32"68-11/16"45-3/32"68-3/4"45-1/8"
1373-5/8"48-1/32"75-1/4"49-21/32"74-7/32"48-5/8"74-1/4"48-21/32"
1479-1/8"51-9/16"80-3/4"53-3/16"79-23/32"52-5/32"79-3/4"52-7/32"
1584-21/32"55-1/8"86-1/4"56-23/32"85-1/4"55-23/32"85-9/32"55-3/4"
1690-5/32"58-21/32"91-25/32"60-9/32"90-3/4"59-1/4"90-25/32"59-9/32"
1795-21/32"62-7/32"97-5/16"63-13/16"96-1/4"62-25/32"96-5/16"62-27/32"
18101-3/16"65-3/4"102-13/16"67-3/8"101-25/32"66-11/32"101-13/16"66-3/8"
19106-11/16"69-9/32"107-9/32"69-7/8"107-5/16"69-29/32"
20112-7/32"72-27/32"112-25/32"73-7/16"112-27/32"73-15/32"
2176-3/8"76-31/32"77"
22-79-29/32"-80-1/2"-80-9/16"
23-83-15/32"-84-1/16"-84-3/32"
24-87"-87-19/32"-87-5/8"
25-90-9/16"-91-5/32"-91-3/16"
26-94-3/32"-94-11/16"-94-23/32"
27-97-5/8"-98-7/32"-98-9/32"
28-101-3/16"-101-25/32"-101-13/16"
29-104-23/32"-105-5/16"-105-11/32"
30-108-9/32"-108-27/32"-108-29/32"
31-111-13/16"-112-13/32"-112-7/16"

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 = 157-15/32″ (frame widths over these dimensions will need to be coupled on site or at a window dealer’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 Powerlouver Windows = 15-3/4″
Minimum Bay Width for 10-18 blade high Powerlouver windows = 19-11/16″