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

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

What are the different types of louvres available?

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 3/14/19 2:39 PM

Louvre blades have been used on buildings since the middle ages, with some of the earliest louvre blades still visible on churches and other historic buildings throughout Europe. Today they are becoming increasingly popular with architects in façade design, and are used to achieve shade control, weather protection, privacy, aesthetics, ventilation and more.

In this article we’ll take a look at some modern louvre systems, and how they’re being used in the New Zealand architectural scene.

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Topics: Residential louvres, design inspiration, Louvre

Shading your home with louvres

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 12/6/18 9:35 AM



With summer just around the corner, we're all preparing for warmer sun-soaked days in NZ. While the thought of making the most of the sunshine in summer is lovely, the reality of how this can affect your home may be a little harder to bear. The fact is, the NZ sun is harsh. And this reflects on you and your home.

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Topics: Residential louvres, Sunshading

5 ways to use louvres on your home

Posted by Mitchell Stewart on 10/18/18 3:45 PM

The use of louvres on homes can be dated as far back as the middle ages. Nowadays, louvres are much more sophisticated and are made from much sturdier materials like aluminium, steel, timber and more. And while they are still used for their original intentions (in some forms), they are now used for a much broader range of purposes.

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Topics: Residential louvres, design inspiration