Paarhammer are proud members of the following organisations:
Australian Glass & Window Association (AGWA)The Australian Glass and Window Association (AGWA) is the peak association of window manufacturers, glass manufacturers, glaziers and supporting suppliers. AGWA endorses compliant, energy efficient, sustainable and fit-for-purpose, quality products.
AGWA Members are committed to a more professional industry and are informed of industry changes both technical and regulatory to ensure compliance and up to date business practices.
Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS)The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) provides a scientifically based, fair and credible rating system for the assessment of fenestration products for their energy efficiency performance. WERS is accredited by the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) and adheres to AFRC protocols and procedures for the rating of windows and glazed doors. Energy ratings provided by WERS are third party certified to the AFRC requirements, compliant with the National Construction Code (NCC), and able to be used to meet regulatory requirements.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)FSC® runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody. The certification process is audited out by independent certification bodies, Paarhammer holds the certification number SCS-COC-001887. When you choose FSC®, you help support principles and actions that protect our air, water, and overall quality of life.
Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV)The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is an industry body which acts for building design and drafting professionals. The BDAV is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act. It is managed by a committee of volunteers from amongst the membership, and its objective is to advance the profession of building design, by offering cost-effective, quality, membership services.
Australian Passive House AssociationThe Australian Passive House Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation 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 Australia’s buildings. While providing a network for members, the Association works to raise awareness and educate the community.
Victorian Building Authority (VBA)The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulates building and plumbing practitioners to ensure achievement of efficient and competitive building and plumbing industries in Victoria.
Wood Solutions Wood Solutions is an industry initiative designed to provide independent, non-proprietary information about timber and wood products to professionals
and companies involved in building design and construction. www.woodsolutions.com.au/>