Compliance - the next Step

Thursday, November 08, 2018 Paarhammer

In response to non-compliant building products, the Queensland Government has taken the lead in creating new laws to cover the sale and use of building products, and creating a chain of responsibility. Bunnings Queensland reflects these changes in the updated information on the building products stocked. Compliance information and fitness for intended purpose for a building product must now be provided by each person in the supply ..

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Energy Performance of Buildings

Thursday, July 05, 2018 Paarhammer

New rules by the European Commission will make existing buildings in Europe smarter and more energy efficient, saving money and creating jobs in the renovation and construction sector. How about in Australia? Like the EU countries, Australia has signed the Paris Agreement, promising to decrease emissions and energy use. Buildings are the culprit everywhere and windows are a big part of that. As the population increases, Australia need ..

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Windows with Quality Assurance

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Paarhammer

Windows and doors of a building carry many responsibilities and are used every day. They ensure inhabitants can get in and out of the building, and take in the view of a garden or the street, and allow light and fresh air to enter the rooms. But in the background they work hard as the link between inside and outside. Windows and doors must insulate from the heat or cold, reduce noise, provide security, and on top of that – also look good!  ..

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New Building Regulations coming soon

Monday, October 09, 2017 Paarhammer

At the recent conference of the Australian Windows Association (AWA), new upcoming building regulations were announced. Policy changes to enable greenhouse gas reductions are being discussed with changes for commercial buildings possible as early as 2019 as per the Australian Building Codes Board 2017. Residential building requirement changes may be introduced in 2022. Other key points are to recognise NABERS Energy and Green Star a ..

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Energy Efficient Video Series

Monday, September 11, 2017 Paarhammer

Through a generous grant from the Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales, the Australian Window Association has released three informative videos for the fenestration industry, building industry and consumers nationwide. The videos are based on enhancing the understanding of energy efficiency in fenestration (glazed window and door) products. Video 1: High Level Energy Efficiency provides information on what is driving the requ ..

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BAL-FZ Policy Changes by NSW RFS

Monday, June 26, 2017 Paarhammer

The latest fact sheet by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) details their policy changes in relation to Combustible Construction in Bush Fire-Prone Areas. Paarhammer fire resistant windows and doors, tested to and compliant with AS1530.8.1 and AS1530.8.2 respectively, are permitted to be used in BAL-FZ areas in NSW. The factsheet states that ‘for building elements subject to a radiant heat flux of greater than 29kW/m2, the use of e ..

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Do your Windows comply? - Update

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Paarhammer

'Safety is not a matter of good luck' The Building Ministers' Forum (BMF) recognises that the issue of non-conforming / non-compliant building products (NCBP), whether domestically manufactured or imported, is important and complex. It can have economic, health, legal, safety, and social consequences, not to mention, life and death consequences. A non-complying product can pose serious risks to the building itself, people on t ..

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Residential Scorecard for Victoria

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Paarhammer

The Victorian Government has been moving ahead with the development of a Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard). While the Scorecard is targeted at existing homes, it can also be used to assess new homes. The Scorecard is a web based tool that will enable a trained assessor to identify and record information about the fabric of a home (including fixed appliances) where it affects the energy or hot weather performance. The Scorecar ..

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HIA: false info on glass performance in The Age

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Paarhammer

‘... Double glazing is slowly giving way to low-emission, high-performance single-glazed design. …the product can provide the same performance of double-glazed windows…’ says Kristen Brookfield, senior executive director of building, development and the environment of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in a recent article in The Age (Saturday November 12th, 2016). What’s next? That the earth is flat? Anyone c ..

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Paarhammer joins Passive House Association

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Paarhammer

With excellent energy efficiency ratings, Paarhammer products are a perfect fit for passive houses. We have now joined the Australian Passive House Association. On their website: ‘The Australian Passive House Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization which aims to promote Passive House principles as a way of providing superior indoor comfort and air quality while reducing energy use and carbon emissions from Austr ..

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