Altair Louvre Windows should be used in every bathroom

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22 July 2013
Altair Louvre Windows should be used in every bathroom
Altair Louvres should be used in every bathroom.

It’s not unusual to see Altair Louvre Windows in award winning designs. They are a very stylish window, remaining functional at unusual shapes and sizes, and can deliver ventilation and privacy simultaneously. These two practical benefits make them an ideal choice in bathrooms of homes and apartments of all sizes, styles and budgets.

With shower cubicles, mirrors, cabinets and doorways all needing to be fitted in, there is often not a lot of wall space left for windows in a bathroom. Tall and narrow sliding windows tend to topple as they slide and, with a fixed plane of glass, offer very limited ventilation even when fully open. Awning windows primarily open at the bottom of the window and therefore do a poor job of letting steam escape. Casement and double hung windows are seldom used in bathrooms due to space limitations.

By contrast, Altair Louvres are ideal for use in bathrooms because they remain perfectly functional even when tall and thin or wide and short. This allows them to be used in whatever space is available. And with no fixed panes of glass and openings on both sides of each blade they maximise ventilation, allowing bathrooms to remain cool in summer and allowing steam to be quickly vented after hot winter showers.

Even when using obscure glass, sliding/casement windows in bathrooms offer a stark choice: Open the windows to allow some ventilation, but also allow neighbours to see into your bathroom… or keep the windows closed for privacy and endure a stuffy, steamy bathroom.

Altair Louvres offer a huge benefit in this regard. Not only can timber or aluminium blades be used for ultimate privacy, but they can also be opened very slightly to retain privacy while still delivering significant ventilation to keep your bathroom steam-free and comfortably cool.


Breezway manufactures Altair Louvre Windows in glass, timber and aluminium. They are energy and cyclone rated and suitable for multi-storey applications.

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