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Residential Louvres
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FIRST offer the Altair louvre system from Breezway, Australia. This fits into the residential 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 (4-inch) or 152mm (6-inch) widths.

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

Key Features
  • Louvres provide easily controlled ventilation with minimum projection
  • First uses the Altair louvre system from Breezway Australia which fits into the awning or casement frame
  • A 102mm (4 inch) or 152mm (6 inch) 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
  • 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.
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
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WGANZ Guide to E2/AS1

1 August 2019

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FIRST Residential Fixed Louvre


FIRST Residential Altair Louvre Horizontal & Vertical Details with Mullions


Altair Louvre Specification


Altair Louvres with 01042 Frame


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