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Are you looking for design inspiration?

Are you looking for design inspiration?

Be inspired by the innovative way architects and designers from around the world have incorporated Altair Louvre Windows into their sustainable building designs. There are a number of new projects we have added to the Breezway website over the last couple of months....

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Comparing the energy efficiency of ‘Esky’ buildings

Comparing the energy efficiency of ‘Esky’ buildings

Years ago I attended a week long training course in the conference centre of a large hotel right on the beachfront. The food was pretty good but the conference room felt a bit like a dungeon! There were no windows at all and one of the presenters had this cruel theory...

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Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill

Enjoy the day while reducing your electricity bill

It’s a beautiful winter’s day in Brisbane (Australia) today: blue skies, 23C with a breeze blowing from the west. Unlike most other office workers around the city today, I can actually feel the breeze. It’s not because I’m working outside though, it’s because the air...

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The Double Glazing Myth(s)

The Double Glazing Myth(s)

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) The energy efficiency of a building is influenced by many different design aspects. Orientation, insulation, ventilation, shading, sealing and building size...

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Is there such a thing as a window with impenetrable security”?

Is there such a thing as a window with impenetrable security”?

Claims of “impenetrable” security should always be met with some scepticism. After all, ‘impenetrable’ is a pretty big claim! Would it resist a crowbar, or a hammer? What about a bull-dozer, or the jaws of life? And even if a window was ‘impenetrable’, would it offer...

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Two reasons why Altair Louvres should be used in bathrooms

Two reasons why Altair Louvres should be used in bathrooms

It’s not unusual to see Altair Louvre Windows in award winning designs and in the pages of glossy magazines. Not only are they a very stylish window, but they also remain functional at unusual shapes and sizes, allowing them to be fitted in unusual wall spaces, and...

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New Monsoon Yasi Video

New Monsoon Yasi Video

A new video on Monsoon Yasi is now available to watch on the video page of the Breezway website. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows seal tight to withstand positive and negative wind pressures (of up to 290km/hr) such as those experienced during Australia’s largest...

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Breezway Wins Patent Infringement Case

Breezway Wins Patent Infringement Case

Following a lengthy legal process, Breezway Australia Holdings Pty Ltd now has a decision from the Federal Court of Australia regarding the infringement of its patent for the highly successful Altair® Louvre Window product. Breezway claimed that the Fresair Premium...

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New Ventilation Video

New Ventilation Video

The latest Breezway video highlights the contribution that ventilation makes to the energy efficiency of a building and compares the percentage of the overall window area of various window types that can be opened to allow ventilation. As any louvre lover would know,...

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New Video on the Energy Efficiency of Altair Louvres

New Video on the Energy Efficiency of Altair Louvres

At Breezway, we believe buildings should be designed to work with nature, rather than being sealed up and fighting against it. This short video provides many great examples on how Altair Louvre Windows can be incorporated into residential designs to create a...

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