Breezway advises buyers to ensure their openable windows meet the revised compliance requirements designed to safeguard children from falls.

The National Construction Code introduced new measures in 2013 to safeguard children from falling through openable windows. Applicable to bedroom windows on the second storey and above, the updated building code requires devices to restrict the opening of the window or screen.

Unlike many window types where a restricted opening device will severely reduce ventilation, Altair louvre windows from Breezway allow free-flowing ventilation, making them highly suitable for windows in multi-storeyed complexes.

Image: A home in subtropical Brisbane where the chain winder of the window has been detached and a piece of timber used to hold the window open to get some fresh air into the room