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Residential Louvres
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Description

Altherm use the Altair louvre system from Breezway, Australia, which fits into the awning or casement window frame, APL Architectural Series window frame and the 40mm Window Series. Glass, aluminium or timber louvre blades can be used in 102mm or 152mm widths. The Altair louvre system is used (from Breezway, Australia) which is available in both 102mm (4 inch) or 152mm (6 inch) wide glass, aluminium or timber blades. 

These comply with weatherproofing requirements up to high wind zones when used together with the louvre weather bar system at the sill. A fixed louvre system is also available for ventilating plant rooms and similar areas. A weather bar system at head and sill is available to ensure adequate weatherproofing in high wind zones.

A fixed louvre system is also available for ventilating plant rooms and similar areas.

Key Features
  • Louvres provide easily controlled ventilation with minimum projection
  • Altherm uses the Altair louvre system from Breezway Australia which fits into the awning or casement frame
  • A 102mm or 152mm glass, aluminium or timber louvre is available
  • Altair louvres comply with NZ weatherproofing requirements up to Extra High wind zones when used together with the louvre weather bar system
  • An integrated louvre + flyscreen frame is available
  • All operating mechanisms and bars are non-corrosive and are hidden in the louvre mullion, giving a clean and compact appearance
  • A fixed louvre system is also available for ventilating plant rooms and similar areas
Scope of Use
  • Altair system suitable for a wide range of residential applications in less exposed environments
  • Should be used with louvre weather bar system for optimum weather resistance
  • Need to be used in defined maximum sizes according to the wind exposure
  • Altair louvres comply with NZ weatherproofing requirements up to 'Extra High' wind zones when used together with the louvre weather bar system
Limitations on Use
  • For Altair blade length exceeding 800mm double control should be fitted
  • Fly screens may be possible with louvre windows depending on window recess position
  • Double glazing not available 
  • Fixed louvres should not be used in most exposed situations
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Designed, tested and manufactured to meet NZS 4211: Performance of Windows, and NZS 4233: Glazing in Buildings, Parts 1-4
  • Designed and tested to conform to NZ Building Code, including Clause E2
In-Service History
  • Extensively used in residential projects throughout New Zealand for more than 40 years with continuous design upgrades
  • Widely used by homeowners, builders, Group home builders and specifiers.
Other Performance Attributes
  • Window and door warranty provided under normal conditions of use against failure of materials and workmanship for a period of five years
  • Surface finish is covered by a separate performance warranty dependent on the actual finish selected
  • A hardware/componentry warranty is offered against defects in manufacturing, functionality and surface finish for a period of five years, provided care and maintenance guidelines have been followed.
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
Documents
Data Sheet
Span Tables
Altherm Care, Maintenance & Warranty Brochure (with AGP)

2020

Full Specification
Specification Clause
Specifier Guide
WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1
Altherm Design Brochure

2020

AGP Cleaning & Maintenance
AGP Condensation Guide
AGP Visual Quality of Glass
APL and Sustainability

2019

Manufacturer Contact List
CAD/PDF Details
Full Set of Drawings

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