What influences the cost of aluminium louvres?

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 5/30/22 2:37 PM

An outdoor shade structure is frequently found in the garden or patio of many a Kiwi home and it’s not hard to see why. With long hot summers and unpredictable weather in the cooler months, a shading solution like a louvre roof enables us to make the most of our backyards, and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.

We are commonly asked about the price of our louvre products, and in particular, the cost of an opening louvre roof. This can be hard to answer as no two opening louvre roofs are the same!

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Topics: Residential louvres, Opening louvre roofs

What is a loggia and why are they perfect for louvres?

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 2/28/22 8:47 AM

There are many different terms commonly used in modern architecture to describe outdoor shading solutions. You will no doubt already be aware of a pergola structure and the various benefits that this can provide but what about a loggia?

While a loggia is not as widely known or referred to as a pergola, the benefits it can provide are strikingly similar. Here we outline the definition of a loggia and how it differs from other shade structures like a pergola or a veranda. We’ll also delve into the loggia’s place in modern residential design, and the louvre products that can be used to make a loggia come to life.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Opening louvre roofs

Aluminium vs glass, wood & plastic: which is best for louvres?

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 2/8/22 9:01 AM

Louvres are continuing to grow in popularity across New Zealand. They provide a multitude of practical benefits like weather and rain protection as well as privacy and sun shading. They’re also commonly used by architects and designers for aesthetics, and to increase the street appeal and character of a home. Louvre blades were traditionally constructed from something like wood, however, as technology has evolved and residential houses have developed into even more elaborate designs, we are seeing many louvre manufacturers move to aluminium.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre

Louvre PS1s: The Aurae process explained

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 9/27/21 12:06 PM

As manufacturers of architectural louvre solutions, we know how important it is for architects to have access to the right documentation to be able to proceed with housing projects and new builds. From technical design files to documents to support building consent applications, there’s a lot that can be required to get a project underway.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre

5 places to use louvres on a home

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 8/2/21 11:21 AM

Whether you need street appeal or practicality for a home, louvres can be used in many versatile ways. With new builds in particular, the options are almost endless for the different ways that louvres can be used – from aesthetically pleasing designs to sun shading and privacy.

We’ve covered five common yet effective places that louvres can be used on the exterior of a home. Get inspired and see how you could use louvre blades for your next project below!

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre

Louvre blades explained

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 1/20/21 2:59 PM

Louvre blades are a common fixture among many facade and outdoor shading systems – shutters, pergolas and opening louvre roofs to name a few. Commonly used to provide protection from the elements and for ventilation, they can also act as a unique design feature, with the ability to drastically enhance the exterior design of a home.

There are many different types of louvre blades now available in all different shapes and sizes, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the louvre blades that are right for your current or future project.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Louvre

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

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

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




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