Customising Options

simple and versatile
Widest range of customising options including handles, colours, screening and security options.

Handle Options

Altair® Louvre Handles to suit your situation.
For technical details please visit the Technical page.

Standard Handle

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

Low Profile Handle

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

Ring Handle

For louvres out-of-reach and operated by a map rod. Scroll down to view map rod details.

Standard Handle

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

Low Profile Handle

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

Ring Handle

For louvres out-of-reach and operated by a map rod. Scroll down to view map rod details.

Handle 3D Models

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Standard Handle

Low Profile Handle

Ring Handle

Map Rod

Map Rod used in conjunction with the Ring Pull Handle when installed out of arm’s reach.

  • 2m, 3m and 4m set lengths
  • 1.8m – 3.6m telescopic length
NOTE: Handles are placed on the left side of the louvre blades (viewed from inside). This can occasionally cause issues with handle access and instead Right Hand Control can be requested at time of order placement.

The vertical position of handles may also cause occasional issues with access or operation. The handle position can often be changed by special request at order placement.

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.

For technical details please visit the Technical page.

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.
Blades for Stronghold
Blades that are mechanically retained by the Stronghold System are available for use with 6mm thick, 152mm or 102mm drilled glass or aluminium blades. For more information, visit the Stronghold System page.
Blade heights of 102mm (4”)
and 152mm (6”) available.

Blade Material

Altair Louvre blades can be made from glass or aluminium.
View the complete blade colours in our Colour Brochure.

Glass Blades

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 Blades

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.

Benefits Summary

Key consideration

Blade type


Increased glass safetyToughened Glass
Toughened glass is around 5 times stronger than un-toughened glass. Not only is it harder to break, but if it does break, it breaks into small fragments with square edges instead of razor-sharp shards of glass. Building codes will require toughened glass in certain situations in the building. Toughening all glass blades is an extra precaution that is available.
AluminiumAluminium obviously do not shatter at all.
Clear views and maximum daylightGlass - clearClear glass will maximise these considerations. Tinted glass can also be very effective with only slight reductions in daylight.
Protection from heat gain due to direct sunlightGlass – tinted grey or green
Reduces the Solar Heat Gain when protection from direct sunlight is wanted. This will typically be a key consideration on western elevations (as windows facing the west are exposed to hot afternoon sun).
AluminiumAluminium is a solid blade and very effective in this role.
Heat gain from direct sunlight is desirableGlass - clearIn colder seasons heat gain from sunlight is a very desirable benefit. North facing windows will typically be clear glass to get this free heating benefit from nature.
PrivacyGlass – silkscreen
These glasses are obscure to provide privacy while also letting in daylight while closed.
Aluminium Aluminium is a solid blade that will provide complete privacy while closed, but need to be open to provide daylight.
Colour, visual impactAluminiumAluminium blades can be anodised or powder coated to a wide array of colours.
Aluminium – wood grain finishAluminium blades can be finished with a wood grain look powdercoat. This provides the appearance of timber, with the low maintenance of aluminium.

Fixed Louvres

For technical details please visit the Technical page.

  • Not available with 102mm clip.
  • As outlined in Clause F1.13(c)(iii) of the NCC, fixed louvres are exempt from compliance with AS2047.
  • Fixed louvres are only available in standard heights ie. extended
    channel not available.
  • Louvres blades are fixed at a 45 degree angle.

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
No. of BladesHeight (mm) Height (mm)
No WeatherstripWith Weatherstrip

Altair® Louvre Window Sizes

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

For technical details please visit the Technical page.


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.

The type of window frame chosen will also affect the standard heights. Proprietary frame height will be based on the sizes for Altair Louvres plus an allowance for the outer frame type chosen. This is best discussed with your window fabricator and builder.


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.

Altair® Louvre Standard Heights

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No. of BladesAltair Louvres in Easyscreen Window System

Standard Heights

Altair Louvres in Slimline Window System

Standard Heights

Altair Louvres for Other Frames with Breezway Weatherstrip

Standard Heights*

152 mm Blade102 mm Blade152 mm Blade102 mm Blade152 mm Blade102 mm Blade

* To calculate the gallery height only, deduct 10mm.

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Screens and Security Bars

Altair® Louvres offer a wide variety of barrier options to choose from.

For technical details please visit the Technical page.


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.


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


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.


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.

Please visit the Easyscreen Window System page to see more details.

Colours & Finish Selection

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

For technical details please visit the Technical page.

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.

Note: Industry accepted colour variation can occur during the aluminium anodising process.

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ProductFilm Integrity WarrantyColour IntegrityRecommended End Use
Powder Coated10 years7 yearsResidential and Light Commercial to 3 Levels; and more than 100 metres from any salt water or surf line
Anodised - 25 μm10 years10 yearsSuitable for all environments including; severe, industrial, coastal or tropical environments

Standard Colours

(Applicable for Breezway Frames, Channels, Blades, Clips & Handles)

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.
Natural Anodised Channel & Frames only
Misty Grey Clips & Handles only

Off Standard Colours

(Applicable for 152mm Clips & Handles)

Please Note: These off standard colours have a longer lead time with a surcharge for smaller orders. Some colour variation between aluminium and plastic can occur.
Mid Bronze
Notre Dame
Slate Grey

Off Standard Powder Coat

(Applicable for Breezway Frames, Channels and Blades)

Please Note: Colour surcharge applicable for Woodgrain powder coating finish.
Ash Grey
Slate Grey
Pro Grey
Cava Brown
Marengo Grey
Lite Grey
Mission Brown
Black Shield
Mahagony Noce
Cadet Grey
Line Grey
Ivory Pine