Frequently asked questions: Louvre design and installation

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 2/19/20 11:56 AM

As a company that specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural louvres and facade products, there are some common questions that are directed our way when it comes to louvre products, and more specifically, how these are installed.

To make things easier, we’ve put together a handy blog that covers off some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our customers. Take a look below.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre, FAQs

Motorised louvres explained

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 11/20/19 12:44 PM

As louvre specialists we design, engineer, manufacture and install a range of different louvre and façade products to make houses look good. We often get asked about our range of operable louvres, and particularly motorised louvres.

From ‘are motorised louvres weatherproof?’ to, ‘can a rain sensor be added to my motorised louvres?’, there are a number of common questions we get asked, as well as dozens more which surprise even us! Read on to find out more about motorised louvres as well as answers to commonly asked questions.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre, Motorised louvres

Exterior shutters: operable or fixed?

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 11/14/19 8:01 AM

While some design trends come and go, there are those that stand the test of time. Shutters are an example of a design element that is here to stay. Traditionally found on older properties like villas and historic buildings, exterior shutters have been used for decades to provide protection from the elements or as a window treatment to provide extra security. While shutters can still be used for these purposes we are now seeing more and more that these are added to the exterior of many contemporary homes as a unique design element, or as a heating and cooling solution.

Exterior shutters can have a multitude of uses and benefits, depending on what is required of them. Find out about the different types of exterior shutters, and what shutters will work best for your property or next project.

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Topics: Louvre, Shutters

Benefits of sun shading systems

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 10/18/19 1:45 PM

Keeping yourself and your home cool over summer can be challenging. At the peak of summer, temperatures can reach over 30°C in some parts of New Zealand and with particularly strong UV rays, having a shaded area at home where you can get out of the sun is very important for a lot of Kiwis.

There are also many other benefits to adding a bit of shade to the outside of your home which include ventilation for added cooling as well as saving on power bills. In this blog we’ll cover the benefits of adding sun shade to your home and the Aurae products that can help you achieve this.

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Topics: Outdoor living, Sunshading, Pergola, Louvre

Outdoor patio ideas

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 10/18/19 11:08 AM

Many of us can agree that nothing beats enjoying the outdoors on a hot summer’s night. If you regularly have friends and family over for meals and get-togethers then you’ll know the importance of having a suitable outdoor entertaining space.

An outdoor patio is a great way to extend your living area outside and depending on how extravagant you want your set up to be, there are many things that you can even do yourself to create a memorable space.

In this blog we look at what makes a patio, and a few ideas as to what a basic patio should include.

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Topics: Outdoor living, design inspiration, Pergola, Louvre, Patio

Create indoor-outdoor flow with shutters

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 8/1/19 12:53 PM

Everybody enjoys good indoor-outdoor flow in their homes. A cool breeze and the harmonious sound of birds chirping in the background can add so much to the ambiance of our homes. However, designing a property with good indoor-outdoor flow can also encounter some problems. What happens if the wind picks up or your privacy is compromised?

External shutters can be an excellent solution for these situations. Available with numerous screen options, the shutters can be fixed, sliding or bi folding. In this blog we delve into how you can use a range of different shutters to not only maximise the use of your space and create indoor-outdoor flow, but to also make a statement.

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Topics: Outdoor living, design inspiration, Louvre

Front entrance inspiration

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 7/1/19 8:30 AM

As the saying goes, first impressions count. People are likely to pass judgement on a home within the first few seconds of looking at it and it is highly likely that some of these seconds are going to be spent looking at the properties front entrance.

Make sure the front entrance of your current or future project creates the right impression. In this blog we’ve covered various aluminium louvres and features, designed to give you some extra inspiration. Read on to find out how you can use louvre screens and canopies to make your front entrance stand out.

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Topics: design inspiration, Louvre, entrance canopies

Our favourite louvre projects

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 6/10/19 3:32 PM

The imagination of the architects and builders we work with results in us having the pleasure of working on some truly amazing projects. From terraced housing developments to private estates, we’ve helped large and small projects stand out with outstanding louvre designs.

Instead of keeping these stunning projects under wraps, we've outlined a few of our favourite louvre projects below to help get you inspired for your next project.

If you are an architect or builder, read on to find out how you can add value to your projects using aluminium louvres.

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Topics: Residential louvres, design inspiration, Louvre, custom louvre

Aurae's range of louvres

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 4/16/19 10:15 AM


Growing in popularity, louvres are a great addition to any home. They help to bring the outside indoors and extend your living area by providing some valuable extra shade. With a multitude of uses louvres are a solution for almost any home, not to mention they are a simple way to add some extra wow factor! Available in an array of finishes and materials, including aluminium, louvres are also very versatile, stylish and practical.

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Topics: Residential louvres, design inspiration, Louvre

Aurae – the architect's partner

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 3/19/19 10:49 AM

Aurae partners with architects across New Zealand to deliver louvre solutions that add value to residential buildings. Our collaborative and problem-solving approach ensures that the architectural brief is met, while also ensuring the design is compliant with the building code and is designed in the most cost-effective manner.

Here are just a few things we can help with, for your next project.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Building compliance, Louvre, custom louvre, Architects

 

 

 

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