Smart Living with Breezway Altair® Powerlouvre™ Windows

Smart Living with Breezway Altair® Powerlouvre™ Windows

The Altair Powerlouvre Window System adds a brilliant touch of innovative technology to our day-to­ day living. Recognised by the Australian Window Association for its excellence in design, this low-voltage automated window is available in the Breezway Easyscreen Window System. It is more than just a futuristic addition; it is life made easy.

Let’s take a look at how the Altair Powerlouvre Window System lives up to its award-winning performance as a smart living solution:

Superior Aesthetics

The Powerlouvre Window incorporates a concealed motor and gearbox within the framing system, which means no visible motors, rods, arms or gallery screws.

Design Flexibility

When designing your building consider the way you operate your louvre windows within reach or up high. The Powerlouvre Window is ideal for out-of-reach locations and allows the window to be operated more frequently by removing the need for awkward map rods to operate manual handles.

Convenience

Breezway Powerlouvre Windows can be easily controlled through the Apptivate Control Unit, which is a touch­ sensitive wall plate, or via the Powerlouvre app, which allows smartphones and tablets to serve as a remote control. It can also be programmed to work with third party Building Management Systems (BMS) to suit a range of budget and control needs.

Energy and Cost Efficiency

The Powerlouvre Window can be set to operate automatically in response to various sensors and input, such as temperature and timer events. This significantly reduces the need for air conditioners, thus lowering household energy costs.

Proven Durability

Manufactured from 6060-T5 extruded aluminium, the Powerlouvre Window provides strength as well as long, low maintenance life. It has also been tested to perform in extreme conditions  –  from 0°c  to 60°C in temperature to 90% humidity at 35°C.

Extra Protection

Breezway’s Easyscreen Window System includes an integrated insect and security screen housing to allow easy fittings of screens to the frame. Screens can be installed within the building to prevent interference with louvre blade operation.

For more information on the Powerlouvre Window please visit our Powerlouvre page.

Let’s Get Personal: A Guide on Customising Breezway Altair Louvre Windows

Let’s Get Personal: A Guide on Customising Breezway Altair Louvre Windows

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows offer the freedom to personalise your favourite spaces with a variety of design options to suit any needs for natural light, fresh air and even panoramic views. Whether it is for a cosy home atmosphere or a conducive workplace environment, the brief selection guide below will help determine the right features to make your Altair Louvre Windows ideal for your desired environment.

BREEZWAY LOUVRE FRAME OPTIONS

Aluminium For low maintenance Can be naturally anodised or powder coated in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Wood For energy efficiency Adds a warm tone to any space yet conducts little heat.
Screens For extra security Insect and security screens can be easily fitted on the built-in housing of the Easyscreen Window System or other compatible systems.

For more information on Breezway Frame Types please visit the Compare Window Frames page.

BREEZWAY LOUVRE DESIGN OPTIONS

Single / Multiple Windows / Wall of Windows Louvres open twice as wide as regular windows. Multiple windows on walls maximise outdoor views and ventilation.
Narrow Windows Allows natural light and ventilation in smaller areas within the home.
Windows Above Doors Short yet wide characteristics allow rising hot air to escape quickly.
Floor-to-ceiling Window Single/multi-bay windows maximise ventilation while adding a sense of height and aesthetics.
Windows beside Doors Helps conduct airflow when doors are closed.
Fixed Lite Windows Permits clearer views while still maximising ventilation.

For more design ideas please visit our Ideas Gallery page.

BREEZWAY LOUVRE BLADE OPTIONS

Glass Great for views. Clear low e glass contains insulating properties suitable for cold or mixed climate, while tinted glass reduces solar heat gain which is ideal for hot climates.
Aluminium Maximises privacy without compromising ventilation. Requires minimal maintenance and comes in a variety of colours and finishes. Wood-grain finish also available.

BREEZWAY LOUVRE CONTROL METHODS

Powerlouvre For remote operation Can be controlled directly via the Apptivate Control Unit or remotely via the Powerlouvre app. Suitable for out-of-reach windows.
Standard Handle For regular use Designed to fit the contours of the human hand for easy use.
Low Profile Handle For a subtle look Slim lined styling suitable for bifold and sliding doors.
Ring Pull Handle For out-of-reach windows Allows easy reach using a map rod.

BREEZWAY LOUVRE STANDARD COLOURS

Natural Anodised Colour available for Altair Louvre Window channel and frames only.
Black Powder Coat Colours of the Altair Louvre Windows can be matched with their respective handles and clips.
White Powder Coat Colours of the Altair Louvre Windows can be matched with their respective handles and clips.
Misty GreyColour avilable for Altair Louvre Window clips and handles only.

A full range of off-standard colours are also available.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR BREEZWAY LOUVRES

Security Bars Extra protection can be added to protect buildings or homes from unfavourable external intrusions such as break-ins.
Screens Insect or security screens can be fitted to the outside of Breezway Easyscreen Frames and some other compatible systems to protect your home from intruders, bugs or insects.

To read and learn more about our louvre customising options available please visit our Customising Options page or visit our Product Selection Guide to start your customised louvre check list today.

How to Care for your Breezway Altair Louvre Windows

How to Care for your Breezway Altair Louvre Windows

While Breezway’s Altair Louvre Windows are manufactured using non-corrosive materials and high quality finishes, it is still crucial to perform occasional maintenance in order to maintain good condition.

Just like cars, louvre windows (especially concerning blades and finishes) are often exposed to harsh environmental effects such as wind, rain, dust and not to forget the notorious heat we often experience in Malaysia.

With that said, prolonging their good condition would mean putting in effort to care for them. Here are some simple yet effective steps we can take in order to reduce the rate of weathering and prolong the life of our Altair Louvre Windows.

Maintaining Aluminium Finishes

Regular maintenance of the surface finish will be necessary to reduce the rate of weathering. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the environmental conditions, but as a guide should be done at three (3) monthly intervals, or more frequently in aggressive coastal or industrial environments.

  • Remove loose deposits by gently brushing or hosing.
  • Clean using a sponge or soft brush and warm water with a mild detergent. Avoid cleaning agents with a caustic base, abrasive materials or harsh chemicals.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry with a chamois (optional).
  • Apply a ‘non-abrasive’ car polish to maintain the lustre of the finish (optional).

Glass Maintenance

For best results glass blades should be regularly cleaned with mild, non-abrasive detergents.

  • Use a non-abrasive detergent/ mixture of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts clean water as cleaning agent.
  • Use cleaning agent with a lint-free cloth or towel to clean the blades.

The blade condition can be easily maintained by ensuring they are installed correctly. For Breezway’s low e glass blades, the right way of installation is when the coated side faces the inside of the building. Avoid harsh cleaning agents and to avoid scratching the glass or damaging low e coatings.

Louvre Maintenance

It is recommended that inspection be carried out at the time of installation and then at yearly intervals. This may be required more frequently depending upon the variation of location, and environmental conditions.

Inspection Checklist

  • Inspect all fittings and screw fixings for firmness.
  • Where handle connectors are used, inspect all pivot points of linkages, connecting links, pins and split pins and/or clips for wear and secure fixings.
  • Ensure that all Stronghold System pins (if present) are firmly clicked in place.
  • Check the louvre clips for any degradation over time.
  • Check that the blade is firmly and safely positioned in the clips.
  • Ensure all louvre blades operate freely.
  • Ensure that seals are in place and clean.

The Breezway Altair Powerlouvre Window should be operated at least once a month to keep its performance in check.

Lubrication

Do take note that all internal louvre operating mechanisms are pre-lubricated prior to assembly, with a clear lubricant where required. Thus under normal conditions, this will be satisfactory for the life of the window on top of regular care and maintenance.

For more technical information please visit the Breezway Products & Technical Downloads Page.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Windows to Make Your Home More Comfortable

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Windows to Make Your Home More Comfortable

Breathing new life into an old home, rescuing a period gem from ruin or simply renovating a neglected house on a budget can be incredibly rewarding. 

You probably might want to replace your windows too even though the logistics and functioning of windows are rarely something that homeowners need to think about until something goes wrong. Some may not even be aware of it. So, let us discuss the main reasons to get new windows today.

1.Water Intrusion

Moisture, drafts, air leaks, water infiltration, and condensation problems are the common enemies of a window. You’ll know there is an issue with the window itself because there’s a visible leak where the window sash meets the jamb or on the window frame. These water issues result in rotting, corroding, and mold formation, which are harmful to your home’s overall structural integrity. These can be avoided with Breezway Altair Louvre Window’s patented ‘Living Hinge’ design, that pulls the clips tightly against the channel when closed for superior water performance and reduced air infiltration.

2.High Energy Bills

Window replacement is one common recommendation among construction professionals as a way to reduce high energy bills. By increasing the energy efficiency of your home, you can reduce your energy bills while also saving money and doing good for the planet. But what style of windows are energy efficient? The answer is — Louvre Windows. This is because louvre windows allow 90% of fresh air regardless of wind direction (in comparison to any other window style as shown below). At Breezway, we believe buildings should be designed to work with nature, rather than sealing up and fighting against it. Read more on our energy page here.

3.Safety and Security

Single-hung floor-to-floor ceiling windows can be dangerous to have open if you have young children. To solve this problem, you’ll need windows that can let in air without posing a safety risk. That means installing Breezway Louvre Windows. Breezway offers the Altair Louvre with the Stronghold System that can comply with the fall prevention requirements whilst providing ventilation and safety to occupants, even when the openings are restricted. The Stronghold System mechanically retains blades and is ideal for apartment buildings where window openings and cross ventilation can be limited.

4.Aesthetic Concerns

If you plan on staying in your home for years to come, you should invest in it. You should feel comfortable in the home you live in and that includes enjoying the way it looks and feels. And if you want to update the style of your house, getting replacement windows could be a good option. It would be nice to have windows that match your architectural design and exterior. Not only are these pleasing to the eyes, but complementary windows also enhance home value. Breezway Louvre Windows have a sleek, elegant design and are available with automation so you can keep up with current trends. Read more about our Powerlouvre Window here.

5.Compromised Comfort

If you aren’t comfortable at home, you’re not going to be happy at your home, which isn’t a good thing. The quality of air indoors greatly influences your indoor environment. By using Altair Louvre Windows, you can reduce the need for air conditioning to keep your home at a comfortable temperature with natural ventilation. Research even shows that those users of naturally ventilated and hybrid buildings are more comfortable than or at least as comfortable as, users of an air conditioned building.

We know replacing your windows can be a little intimidating, simply because of the scope and cost of the project. One that not only saves you energy and increases the value of your home, but also adds comfort, security, and beauty inside out. At the forefront of louvre window technology in the world, Breezway always make sure that our product is well tested and #BuiltForYou.

Beat the haze with Breezway Louvres

Beat the haze with Breezway Louvres

With the recent haze across Southeast Asia, keeping the indoors fresh can be a feat. But Breezway Louvre Windows are game for anything!

Are you looking for a window type that can keep the haze out and preserve your indoors? With Breezway Louvre Windows you can get all this and more. Due to a sophisticated and intelligent design, Breezway Louvre blades seal tight to keep out the dust, smoke and odour.

We have recently shared our unbeatable series on social media. Do you know the story behind our high-performing tightly sealed louvres? Breezway Altair Louvres’ patented “Living Hinge” is a legend in the making.

This design ensures that clips are pulled tightly against the channel. The over-centre locking offers strong blade-to-blade pressure.


Stay healthy, stay stylish with Breezway’s elegant window Louvre options.

To learn more about Breezway Louvre Windows, visit https://breezway.com.my/altair-louvre-windows/

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