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The Benefits of Breezway Louvres – As Seen on The Block

The Gatwick Hotel got a fresh lease on life in 2018 thanks to The Block and Breezway


If you’ve ever thought of renovating the windows in your apartment to let in more ventilation, then Breezway has the best window solution for you.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows were used extensively on the 2018 series of The Block. The tired run-down Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda, Melbourne has been transformed into a luxurious apartment building for all to enjoy, utilising Breezway Louvres in three apartments as an ideal window solution for maximising ventilation.

The Breezway Louvres installed allow plentiful fresh coastal breezes from the nearby St Kilda beach into each apartment while also facilitating the entry of natural light indoors. In a recent study by the Victorian Government for Better Apartment Design Standards it was found that natural ventilation in apartments is considered more important than views, sunlight or noise. The respondents of the survey ranked ‘natural ventilation’ as third most important issue affecting apartment living, with only daylight and space ranked as more important.

The beauty of an Altair Louvre and its elegant, sophisticated design is that it allows the occupants of the apartment to enjoy uninterrupted outdoor views of the surrounding environment while being protected from the elements. Sufficient natural light and ventilation is even more important in apartment buildings due to the limited wall space available. With less space for windows available, the need for windows that maximise ventilation is crucial. Benefits also include:

  • Energy Efficiency: With louvres that open wide, hot stale air can escape quickly and be replenished with cool natural breezes to keep the home feeling fresh and comfortable without the need for air conditioning.
  • Easy to Clean: Altair Louvres are the only window type that can be safely and easily cleaned from inside the building – a huge advantage in multi-storey buildings.
  • Customising Options: Breezway offers the widest range of customising options available so you can design the window that best suits your needs.
  • Cyclone Rated: Breezway louvres seal tight to offer superior wind and water performance and are fully compliant with AS2047, tested to withstand even the harshest Australian conditions.
  • Strong and Safe: Breezway offers the Stronghold System to provide extra strength and safety for windows that are required to meet Fall Prevention Standards, allowing maximum ventilation even when openings are restricted.
  • Automation: The award winning Powerlouvre Window can be integrated to automatically open and close depending on the outdoor conditions.

To find out more, visit Breezway or see the showroom at Home Base on Upper Level 1.