The Stronghold System is available as an added feature for your Altair Louvres to add strength and safety to your building.
Altair Louvre blades are retained by a pin that passes through the clips, bearing and blade. Once installed, the pins cannot be removed without tools and the blades are prevented from being removed from the clips. Pins are visible on the inside/underside of the clips.
The Stronghold System is ideal for residential or high-rise applications and is also a great option for school environments.
The Stronghold System can be screened, and offers privacy or shading options when using aluminium blades. This is well suited to wintergarden applications or outdoor residential areas. The Stronghold System also acts as a primary seal to outside noise for living or office areas.
Video Altair Louvre Windows with Stronghold for multi storey buildings
Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System and with restricted openings, comply with the new provisions in the Building Code of Australia for Fall Prevention through openable windows and have passed testing to the Australian Window Association’s industry code of practice “ICP.005 – Protection of Openable Window Testing Specification.” As the glazed area can be opened to allow airflow, they can be used to maximise natural ventilation in multi-level applications compared to other window types.
Altair Louvres with the Stronghold System have been tested to AS2047 “Windows in Buildings”. Static load testing to AS1170 has also been conducted to ensure superior performance on balconies, offices and external high level areas. Depending on the blade material, testing of Stronghold has achieved a load of 700N and up to 1500N in the open position.
Note: The Stronghold System is a window, not a balustrade system. Test reports are available from Breezway. It is the responsibility of the building designer to specify systems and products that meet the barrier and balustrade requirements for a building.
To learn more about using Altair Louvres to Meet Fall Prevention Through Openable Window Requirements, please visit the Fall Prevention Compliance page.
If blades need to be removed from an Altair Stronghold Louvre Window or if broken blades need to be replaced, the pins must be removed. The removal process requires tools and will destroy the pins so new pins will be required when blades are re-installed.
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