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Architectural Window Hardware

Architectural Window Hardware

No longer just a hinge and a lock

The quality of window and door products is enhanced by hardware which seals against the elements, is 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 inward at the top like a hopper window (tilt). Both actions are activated by the turn of the handle, a smooth operation which controls all the mechanics within the frame.

The hardware has several locking pins all around the window, which lock the sash into the frame to provide multi-point metal-to-metal security locking. This means that the energy saved through double or triple glazing is not lost through a draughty frame.

Benefits of tilt and turn operation

Ample fresh air can pass into the room in the tilt position. This position also acts as a safety precaution that prevents small children from climbing through the window, and with an optional child safety lock it is compliant with the new Building Code. The fully opened inward turn position makes life easy when cleaning windows.

Lift-slide sliding doors

A number of carriages are recessed into the bottom of the sliding door panel as part of the technologically advanced hardware. These carriages lift up the door with the turn of the handle, thereby freeing up the door for easy gliding without drag on the double layer of seals.

Once the handle is turned into the second position, the carriages retract and the door stops as the whole weight of the door now sits on the seals. When the handle is turned into that same position when the door is closed, again it sits down onto its seals, and a seal at the top and at the back also engage, all ensuring that the door is absolutely draft free.

Increased safety

Safety is a big concern in today’s world and therefore Paarhammer uses locks with RC 2 European rating, featuring concealed multi-point locks with pin-bolts and hook-bolts for hinged doors. Read more in the Blog: Home Security

Hardware Supply

In the early 90’s, Paarhammer chose the well-known German brand Siegenia-Aubi as their hardware supplier. Siegenia-Aubi is now more than 100 years old, has developed into an internationally renowned company and continues with its passion to create high-quality hardware for windows & doors. All hardware has been developed to carry the heavy weight of double or triple glazing and extra-large sizes. In Australia this hardware is available through Siegware Aust.

In addition to employing the latest energy saving technologies that achieve massive savings of up to 85%, Paarhammer products also deliver high noise reduction and safety in everyday situations, as well as bushfire situations. Contact us to discuss your window and door needs.

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