Correct Ventilation and Energy Efficiency

Thursday, June 07, 2018 Paarhammer

Well sealed windows and high energy glazing save energy and provide a comfortable living environment – and that’s how the danger of mould growth increases. This seeming contrast is easy to explain. During the normal use of a living space large amounts of steam are released, e.g. through cooking, washing, showering or washing dishes. Also every human dispenses about ½ litre of water through the skin and even more than 1 litre through b ..

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Window Coverings for Tilt & Turn Windows and Doors

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Paarhammer

We often get asked what to do with curtains or blinds when using tilt & turn windows. Here are some possible answers including the latest in window furnishings. With a double or triple glazed Paarhammer window you should only need curtains or blinds for privacy and decoration, not for insulation to keep the cold or heat out. Having said that, it is always important to shade your windows from the summer sun with the best results a ..

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Hardware - no longer just a hinge and a lock

Thursday, March 10, 2016 Paarhammer

The quality of window and door products is enhanced by hardware which seals against the elements, making the products easy to operate, while at the same time discouraging burglars. The tilt & turn hardware fittings feature the flexibility of two opening positions. The sash will swing inward - casement style - when opened in the turn position. Alternatively, hinges at the bottom and a tilting arm at the top allow it to open inwa ..

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Blower Test for Airtightness

Monday, November 30, 2015 Paarhammer

A blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. Some reasons for establishing airtightness are -Reducing energy consumption due to air leakage -Avoiding moisture condensation problems -Avoiding uncomfortable drafts caused by cold or hot air leaking in from the outdoors Blower door testing has been used in Europe and the US since the late 1970s. A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the fr ..

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Top 5 Renovation Regrets

Monday, November 16, 2015 Paarhammer

Insufficient insulation, air leakage, poor lighting, not selecting double glazing, and poor design are the Top 5 renovation regrets, according to the research of the Victorian Government and as stated on their website www.sustainability.vic.gov.au (http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/energy-efficiency/smarter-renovations/top-5-renovation-regrets) Let’s look at those regrets in the context of Paarhamm ..

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Sustainability and Style equals Award Winning Renovation

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Paarhammer

RAIA has recently awarded the Southwood House a ‘Commendation for Sustainable Architecture’. The owners Mr Southwood and family wanted something simple and modest, where everything has a function. They wanted a small sustainable footprint with solar panels, wind power, water tanks, recycled materials and triple glazed windows and doors. The two bedrooms facing the street have oversized fixed windows to allow the northern sun to heat  ..

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