PalmairTM Louvres Pacific

Welcome to our louvre window and window replacement site, featuring the PalmairTM Louvre.

The Palmair Louvre is ideal for people that want a simple and economical Do It Yourself or DIY window replacement solution.The Palmair Louvre is available from hardware or building supplies stores.

If you would prefer a wider range, greater flexibility or a higher performing louvre window, please visit the full Breezway website.

Palmair Louvre

The chances are that you have been putting up with tired, stiff, rusty, leaky louvre windows for way too long. You could go back and buy the same old thing and make do for a couple more years, however the Palmair Louvre is a much better alternative.

Before you buy please consider the following:

  • Palmair Louvres will not rust and seize up as the parts are made of aluminium, industrial grade UV stabilised plastic and stainless steel.
  • Three choices of aluminium surface finish are available, either white powdercoat, black powdercoat or clear anodising to 25µm micron. The anodised finishes are ideal for coastal environments.
  • The patented Palmair Louvre was originally designed in New Zealand, so it is designed for harsh wet climates. Palmair Louvres will seal much better than your old metal louvre window.
  • Palmair Weatherstrip accessory should be used to maximise sealing. The Weatherstrip provides an essential seal to the glass blades in the head and sill of your window.
Palmair Louvres do not rust
Seals Far Better Than Old Steel Louvres
Longer Lasting Cost Effective

Product Design


Palmair Louvres Cross Section

The Palmair Louver has an attractive, uncluttered design with a smooth operation and a compact appearance. Made with non-corrosive materials, including aluminum, stainless steel and UV-stabilized polypropylene and acetal plastic. This ensures a much longer life in a harsh climatic environment than the old steel louvers

Louvre Channel

Palmair Louvres Channel

The louvre channel is made from 6063-T5 extruded aluminium with a UV-stabilised acetal handle. The handle has been designed to spring back to its normal position, even when severely bent. The operating mechanism has passed a stringent 30,000 open and close cycle test.

Louvre Blade Clips

Palmair Louvre Blade Holder

The blade holder design prevents easy removal of the blade when it’s in the locked position and also conceals all the fixing screws. The blade holders are made from high strength UV-stabilised polypropylene plastic which gives the clips flexibility without sacrificing your security.


Palmair Louvre Weatherstip

The Weatherstip seals along the blade to prevent wind and water entering the home. Head and sill Weatherstrip are essential to ensure the highest weather resistance possible.

Product Range

Blade Options

Blade Height

Palmair Louvre Windows are available in 152mm blade heights.

Blade Length

The length of the louvre blade is typically based on the bay width required for the window application and any length restrictions to comply with Building Codes.

Blade Thickness

The Palmair Louvre design has been optimised for 6mm thick glass or aluminium. The use of other thicknesses will compromise the performance of the product and are not warranted by Breezway.

Control Options

standard handle
Standard Handle Black

Colour Options

Natural Anodised
Some colour variation between aluminium and plastic can occur.

Please Note: The natural anodised colour used in the Palmair product images has been slightly darkened for illustration purposes only.


Palmair Louvres with W'strip (Standard Heights)*
No. of Blades102mm152mm

*For Palmair Louvres without weatherstrip, please deduct 5mm from these standard heights.

Preparing for PalmairTM Louvre Installation

Four steps on how to prepare for the installation of your new window.

Safety Note: Window Replacement can be a dangerous activity. Please ensure the appropriate actions are taken to protect yourself and others around you. Breezway will not be held responsible for any injuries or damage incurred. If you have any doubt or questions please contact a building professional.

Check your existing window frame is suitable

The Palmair Louvre System requires a minimum flat frame depth of 48mm.

Please check the condition of your window frame prior to installation to determine whether the frame needs replacing or repair.

Ensure frame is in good condition and finished with an appropriate paint or sealant.

Palmair Louvre System
Step 2

Source your Palmair Louvre System Components

You will need to purchase the following:

  • Palmair Louvre Gallery (see details below)
  • Top/Bottom Weatherstrip and Weatherstrip Insert
  • Glass blades
  • Fixing screws

A Top/Bottom Weatherstrip
B Weatherstrip Insert
C Louvre Gallery
D Stainless Steel Phillips Pan Head Screws 8 Gauge x 12mm for Weatherstrip
E Supplied Stainless Steel Phillips Countersunk Screws 8 Gauge x 30mm for Palmair Louvre Gallery

Palmair Louvre System Components

Palmair Louvre Galley

Louvre Height
Measure the height of the inside of your frame to determine the size needed for your Palmair Louvre Gallery.

Palmair Louvres are available in standard size heights only. See size height chart in section above for more information. Choose the standard height that best suits your opening, remembering that these heights already allow 5mm for the Weatherstrip. Some adjustment to the opening height may be required to achieve the required height.


The Palmair Louvre System has a Weatherstrip at the top and bottom to ensure good sealing of the glass blades.

Measure the inside width of your frame to determine the size needed for your Palmair Weatherstrip. The aluminium Weatherstrip is the same length as your window opening width. You can allow the same length for the plastic insert, it will be trimmed down later.

Glass Blades

glass blade width
Glass blades must be 6mm thick and are available in either clear, tinted or obscure.

Tempered glass is also available and is an important consideration in wet areas, near doorways, in high traffic areas or where the risk of a breakage is higher. Tempered glass is considerably stronger than normal annealed glass and if broken will shatter into smaller, safer pieces.

Louvre window blade lengths are limited to 900mm by local building code regulations. For superior performance, we recommend a maximum blade length of 750mm. If your opening is too wide you will need to add a mullion using good industry practice or consult a Breezway Window Dealer or building contractor.

Glass blade length = Inside opening width – 48mm.

When installed, blades should have horizontally movement within the louvre clip of up to 6mm.

Fixing Screws

Palmair Louvre Galleries include fixing screws.

Weatherstrip requires the purchase of Stainless Steel Phillips Pan Head Screws #8 Gauge x 12mm. The quantity required will vary depending on the width of your window opening. Weatherstrip is to have one fixing with 40mm from each end and additional fixings at least every 200mm. Please discuss the correct screw type for your application with the hardware store.

Step 3

Remove old windows

Always wear appropriate protective equipment and take actions to protect the safety of others.
Remove the old glass blades, strip hardware and original framing system (if required) from your window area and prepare the opening for your new Palmair Louvre Set to be installed.

Make sure the new or existing frame installed into the window area sits plumb and square in the area and has been pre-finished before installation of the Palmair Louvre Set.

Step 4

Installing the Palmair Louvre System into your opening

Follow the step-by-step installation instruction video below or read the Palmair Louvre Installations that come included in your Palmair Louvre Set.

Palmair Louvre Installation Instruction Video

Warranty & Care

Palmair Warranty

Your Palmair Louvre Windows by Breezway are warranted against defects arising from faulty workmanship or materials for seven years from the date of receipt of goods, provided the following conditions are met.

  • a) The product is installed in accordance with the manufacturers product performance warranty, written installation specification and with all relevant Local Standards.
  • b) The product has been material according to industry recommendations.
  • c) The product has been subject to misuse, physical abuse or neglect.
  • d) Manufacturing standard and tolerance are not deemed defects, nor are industry variations in colour of aluminium, plastic and timber componentry.
  • e) Breezway accepts no responsibility for glass breakage (except for faulty workmanship or materials). Toughened and float glass is guaranteed against defects and degradation for three (3) years (only when Breezway supplies glass).
  • f) Moving parts, which wear out as part of normal use, are guaranteed for three (3) years.
  • g) This Guarantee is limited to the repair or replacement of the faulty product at the company’s discretion, but does not extend to the installation or refinishing of a replacement product.
  • h) Only repairs carried out by Breezway personnel or authorised agents are covered by this Guarantee.
  • i) Claims under the Guarantee should be made within one month of the defect arising in the product. Copies of documentation showing the purchase date of the product should be included with your written claim and forwarded to the nearest Breezway office.

Please download a copy of the Palmair Warranty here.

Maintaining Aluminium Finishes

Regular maintenance of the surface finish will be necessary to reduce the rate of weathering. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the environmental conditions, but as a guide should be done at 3 monthly intervals, or more frequently in aggressive coastal or industrial environments.

  • Remove loose deposits by gently brushing or hosing.
  • Clean using a sponge or soft brush and warm water with a mild detergent. Avoid cleaning agents with a caustic base, abrasive materials or harsh chemicals.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry with a chamois (optional).
  • Apply a ‘non-abrasive’ car polish to maintain the lustre of the finish (optional).

Glass Maintenance

For best results glass blades should be regularly cleaned with mild, non-abrasive detergents.

Louvre Maintenance

It is recommended that inspection be carried out at the time of installation and then at yearly intervals. This may be required more frequently depending upon the variation of location, and environmental conditions.

Inspection and checks

  • Inspect all fittings and screw fixings for firmness.
  • Check the louvre clips for any degradation over time.
  • Check that the blade is firmly and safely positioned in the clips.
  • Ensure all louvre blades operate freely.
  • Ensure that seals are in place and clean.


All internal louvre operating mechanisms are pre-lubricated, prior to assembly, with a clear lubricant where required. Under normal conditions this will be satisfactory for the life of the window.

Please download a copy of the Palmair Care & Maintenance here.

Pacific Where to Buy


Pacific Timber & Hardware
Taufa’ahau Road
Tel: (676) 23290

Jones Industries Ltd
Tel: (676) 29850


Bluebird Lumber and Hardware
Tel: (685) 32344

SMI Hardware
Fugalei Street
Tel: (685) 25799

Cook Islands

Spider Co
Tel: (682) 31741

Aitutaki Aluminium Windows
Tel: (682) 31827

Cook Island Trading Corp
Tel: (682) 22000


Tel: (689) 0501950

Solomon Islands

Tongs Corporation
KG VI Office
Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 38159

Solomon Sheet Steel Ltd
Solomon Islands
Tel : (677) 30099 / 22446

ITA Hardware
Mendana Ave
Solomon Islands
Tel : (677)26868

Tropical Glass and Aluminium
Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 30836

American Samoa

ACE American Industries
385 Malaeimi Road
Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
Tel: (684) 699 9770

Tel: (684) 699 9866


Poly Products (Fiji) Ltd
Lot 7 Viria Road
Valuwaga Industrial Estate
Tel: (679) 3385544


Vila Distribution Ltd – Port Vila
Lini Highway
Port Vila
Tel: (678) 22069

Wilco Hardware – Port Vila
Champagne Estates
Port Vila
Tel: (678) 22385 / 35241

Vanuatu Glass & Aluminium – Port Vila
Champagne Estates
Port Vila
Republic of Vanuatu
Tel: (678) 23404

Wilco Hardware – Santo
Tel: (678) 3776

Santo Hardware Limited – Santo
208 Rue De Higginson, Luganville
Tel: (678) 36227 / 36586


Tang Mow Ltd
East Sepik Province
Papua New Guinea
Tel: (675) 456 2855

KBSA Hardware
Tel: (675) 983 5154

Barlow Industries Port Moresby
Tamara Road, 6 Mile
Port Moresby 121, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Tel: (675) 325 5044

Anitua Constructions Port Moresby
Port Moresby & Lihir
General Manager: Dan Woulfe
Tel: (675) 325 0111

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