Blairgowrie Dune House

Blairgowrie Dune House has been awarded the AWA Australian Windows Association Award 2014 for ‘Best Use of Windows and Doors – Residential over $500,000′

This new home sits on sand dunes in the middle of tea trees on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. It therefore had to be a very environmentally sensitive construction, following the contours of the land.

The clients wanted environmentally responsible timber windows and doors – a renewable resource – to fit with the natural surroundings. FSC® certified timber Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) was the answer which also fit with the bushfire ratings of BAL-40 and BAL-29 respectively. The windows and doors comply with the new Australian Standard 3959-2009 for building in bushfire prone areas.

For this project we manufactured and installed windows, lift-slide doors, stacker sliders and corner stacker sliders as well as motorised clerestory windows, fixed glass units and doors. All are double glazed, Low-E and Pyro40 (which includes Low-E as part of bushfire glass) with U-values of 1.7 and 1.8. High performance glazing achieves WERS ratings from 4.5 cooling stars to 7 heating stars with energy savings from 61% to 75%. They reduce heat loss and improve thermal comfort while maximising daylight transmission.

The windows and doors are oiled to show the reddish colour but if the owners decide to let them age to a natural silver grey these products are totally maintenance free.

This building is sensitive to its surroundings and allows for indoor-outdoor living with large sliding doors and stacker sliders including corner stackers. Some of the sliding stacker doors open the indoor spaces to the outside entertainment areas as far as 4m in each direction from the corner without any corner posts.

The tile floor in the north facing living areas is perfect for storing the heat of the sun in winter and there is excellent heat retention through solar efficient glazing and extremely low air infiltration.


 

Case Studies

Thank you for your excellent advice and workmanship. We now enjoy our new comfortable home with beautiful windows and doors and low energy bills. Quality products, professionally done, we'll recommend you anytime!

Alex & Ruth M.

The efficiency values of the windows from Paarhammer are very impressive, their least efficient product is more efficient than most other suppliers best performing products

Kay G.

Our windows and doors are beautiful. Also, the temperature in the house is very stable between day / night as well as winter / summer, which makes it extremely comfortable and saves on energy costs. Thanks to the team at Paarhammer!

Mark D.

We have had lots of positive comments, and everyone who comes here just loves the sliding doors!

Martin C.

Thanks again for helping us achieve our energy efficiency expectations, even in an Aussie brick veneer. I am happy to recommend your window and door systems to everyone who cares about their energy efficiency and use of exceptional quality in their home.

Sue F.

Paarhammer really helped to reduce the stress of building. They were happy to discuss window and door options and looked at it with our needs in mind. We now have a house that we call home.

Tom & Jessica N.

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