Altair Louvre Component System – Manual

Altair Louvre Component System – Manual

Breezway Australia Pty Ltd

The Altair Louvre Component System enables window manufacturers to install Altair Louvres within their own aluminium, timber or UPVC frames for residential and commercial applications.

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Suitable for residential, multi-residential, educational and commercial applications where ventilation will be used to deliver naturally comfortable indoor conditions.


Allowing more ventilation than any other window type, louvre windows have been used for generations to create naturally comfortable buildings. Modern Altair Louvres by Breezway are award-winning, cyclone rated and are an energy efficient window option for your next project.

This provides the benefits of Altair Louvres while retaining the benefits inherent in the window manufacturers own window designs.

Features and benefits:

  • Maximum ventilation
  • Extensive testing for proven performance and compliance.
  • Widest range of customising choices.
  • Can be installed into a variety of framing types.
  • Pinned design that mechanically retains blades within the clips to prevent blade dislodgement under human impact (optional with the Stronghold System)

General information


Breezway offers an extensive range of colours and finishes, many with optional colour matched handles and clips.



Altair Louvre windows are available in three different surface finishes: 25 micron anodised, standard powder coating and high performance powder coating under warranty from Dulux and Akzo Nobel.

25 micron anodised

Standard powder coating

High performance coating


Aluminium, glass, polypropylene and acetal.


Various profiles available



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. Altair Powerlouvre Windows can have heights up to 3,020mm and blade lengths up to 1,127mm.



Subject to the Warranty Claim Procedure, Breezway warrants the goods supplied to be free of defects arising from faulty workmanship or materials for a period of up to ten (10) years on frames, seven (7) years on louvre moving parts, and three (3) years on electronic components from the date of purchase and guarantees that services will be rendered with due care and skill.

Uniclass 2015

Pr_30_59_98_34 Glass louvre window units

Specification data - Glass louvre window units Enhanced data


To AS 2047.

Dimensions and configurations

Single Louvre Component Bay - A single louvre window component set contained within a single frame (frame by others).

Multiple Louvre Component Bays - Multiple louvre window component sets contained within a single frame, separated by mullions (frame and mullions by others).

Product performance


Ultimate limit state (ULS)

Up to 8,000 Pa.

Fire resistance level



Not rated

Bushfire attack resistance



To AS 3959.

Bushfire protection level

Up to BAL-40 using specific framing and woven metal mesh screens, or up to BAL-FZ using bushfire shutters

Acoustic performance



To AS/NZS ISO 717.1.

Weighted sound reduction index (Rw)

Rw 28.

Water penetration resistance



Up to 450 Pa


Patented living hinge and drainage channel designs for superior water performance. High Profile Sill to be used where >300Pa Water Penetration Resistance is required

Air infiltration


Low level

Patented 'Living Hinge' design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration

High level

Water penetration resistance and air infiltration vary based on the size and configuration of our windows.  

Patented 'Living Hinge' design that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and air infiltration

Whole window U-value

U-value ranges from 3.4 W/m2.K to 6.9 W/m2.K based on the frame type and glass.







Various profiles available


Glazing or infill



To AS 1288.

Glass louvre

Glass louvre blades

Fixed panel




Protection of openable windows



Test results

Passed testing to 40,000 open/close cycles for long operational life. Passed testing to 15,000 lock/unlock cycles for long operational life.

Enhanced security

Keylock (optional). Security bars (optional, to suit 152mm louvre only) - integrated D bar security system.

Environmental information

Country of product manufacture