The first question is to ask what you are trying to achieve with your aluminium motorised roof louvres. For instance:
We design and build all our own louvre systems. If you're looking for plans for our products you can find them below!
An area of up to 20sqm does not require a building consent in Auckland. Therefore an area of 6 x 3.3 metres for instance, equals 19.8 metres is an optimum size. Of course you can have something smaller or bigger by going with more than one Altech Louvre bay, or by using our stronger Ultra Louvres. So for instance an area of 6 x 5 metres could be divided into 2 panels of 6 x 2.5 metres or 5 x 3 metres
It is more economical to maximise the width of your new Altech Louvre. However the width is limited by the maximum span, which is dependent on the wind zone. For instance up to HIGH, the maximum frame width is 4 metres, and decreases for higher zones.
It is more economical the larger the length, up to about 6 metres (where we have to go to more than one bay). Also we recommend choosing the length of your Altech Louvre to allow full louvres only. For instance a length of 5967mm means there is exactly enough room to fit 23 louvres, whereas 5960mm means there are 22 louvres with a large gap which needs to be filled with what we call a “dead louvre”, ie one that does not operate. Refer to the attached chart for recommended louvre panel lengths
We can adjust the louvre orientation and the opening direction. Imagine a building elevation that faces North, the louvres can be North-South or East-West, and the opening can be clockwise or anticlockwise. So there are 4 options. Now think about what you want to control, mostly it is the mid-day sun, but may for instance be the evening sun. For the former the louvres should be East West, opening anti-clockwise (viewed from the East). For the evening sun, they should be North South, opening clockwise (viewed from the South).
Your new Altech louvres can be supported using AL posts or attaching to part of a building, or they can be installed into a framed opening by others.
This is a powdercoated aluminium post specially designed to integrate with the AL louvre system and has an internal downpipe if required. AL posts can be used to fully support, eg pavilion, or partly support.
Your AL louvres can be supported by posts in concrete, timber or steel.
Your opening roof can be supported off a building by fixing to a wall or to a soffit. If the building is new please contact us at an early stage to ensure it is detailed to enable fixing.
This is when you or your builder builds an opening for your louvre to be installed into. Please contact us at an early stage to ensure the opening structure is detailed to enable installation of the louvres, for instance the length of the opening should be such that a full number of louvres fits precisely into the space
We recommend a minimum of 2.3 metres height to the underside of the frame. This means for instance that louvre systems typically will not fit under soffits. Also you may want to raise the louvres so they overlap your roof and drain into the house gutters
We recommend the use of light colours for your Altech Louvres. This is because this gives a greater sense of height when closed, and also lighter colours of powdercoating will fade less. It is of course possible to powdercoat your frame and louvres different colours.
Your Altech Louvre is powered by a high quality actuator made by Linak in Denmark. It is can be controlled in a number of ways but comes standard with an RF remote control. There are other options such as Wi-Fi, fully integrated home automation or just manual control, refer to the Optional Extras for more information
Your AL Louvre system (actuator and optional LED lights) is powered by 24V DC. However it requires a 230V AC supply to its transformer. This can be handled in two ways
Your Altech Louvre system is supplied with a perimeter gutter with outlet. The downpipe for this outlet can be integrated inside an AL post (if supplied) or feed onto the ground, or integrated with the household stormwater by a registered plumber on site. The plumber is arranged by the client.
Your aluminium motorised roof louvre system comes with a remote control. There are a number of other options available upon request
These are available to automatically close your Altech Louvre at the first spots of rain
Both LED (spot) and RGB strip lights can be incorporated within your Altech Louvre system, the lights are 24V supply and can be operated by the same remote that controls the automation
These feature powdercoated aluminium airfoil louvre screens which offer privacy and wind and rain protection. The can be operable (open and close) and/or sliding