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Friday, June 15, 2018 Paarhammer

In days gone by the builder often chose the different components for your home, but that was then. Now, thanks to our greater understanding of the choices available many of us research all aspects of our proposed build or renovating project, from the latest building products to bathtubs and low flow shower heads. We google, we read blogs, we compare. And what about windows? Windows and doors are a major investment, so you want to get  ..

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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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Proud Members

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Paarhammer

Paarhammer are proud members of the following organisations: Australian Window Association (AWA) The Australian Window Association is made up of window manufacturers and industry suppliers throughout Australia. Members of the Association have products tested to Australian Standard AS2047. The Association provides support to manufacturers and suppliers, and educates the public while providing assurance of product quality. Our very o ..

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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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Tony Paarhammer voted onto AWA Board

Friday, March 31, 2017 Paarhammer

Tony Paarhammer, Managing Director of Paarhammer Windows & Doors, has recently been voted onto the Board of the Australian Windows Association (AWA). With his vast experience in the industry, Tony is looking forward to representing window makers on the AWA board in times of big changes and great challenges. Now comprising of more than 600 window manufacturers and industry suppliers throughout Australia, the AWA continues to drive ..

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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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U-values, European versus Australian

Monday, September 12, 2016 Paarhammer

U-value calculations are not the same the world over. Australia has decided to follow the American NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) system when making calculations for the Window Energy Rating System – WERS. U-value measures how well a product allows heat to pass through. It is a measure of the rate of non-solar heat loss or gain through a material or assembly. The lower the U-value, the greater a window's resistance ..

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For over 25 years, Paarhammer windows and doors have been setting the benchmark in energy efficiency in Australia. Outstanding quality, security and design flexibility ensures architects, developers and home-owners achieve superior results and energy ratings.

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