WoodSolutions Display window

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Paarhammer

Paarhammer is proud to have a window as part of the WoodSolutions Demonstration building at Holmesglen Institute Victoria. The display building model is full scale, multi-storey and showcases structural, fire rating, acoustic, and building envelope systems. WoodSolutions have built - together with industry suppliers – this multi-storey timber construction at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus to assist with the education of mid-rise co ..

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New lower U-values

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Paarhammer

The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) enables windows to be rated and labelled for their energy impact on a whole house, in any climate of Australia. Paarhammer recently had some of their windows and doors re-tested with different glazing options and achieved excellent results. A Custom Rating on WERS provides an exact rating for a window product, based on its exact materials and specifications for frame, glazing and other com ..

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Cyclone Proof Windows

Monday, April 08, 2019 Paarhammer

Recently Paarhammer had their Wood-Alu composite window tested, and achieved the highest rating for windows with N6, C4 (general) and N5, C3 (corner) with the Ultimate Limit State Pressure Testing result at +5900 Pa and -5900 Pa. This test as per Australian Standard AS2047-2014 covers Structural Deflection, Air Infiltration, Water Penetration Resistance and Ultimate Strength, and was performed by a NATA-accredited testing facility i ..

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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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Bushfire - Policy Changes NSW RFS

Thursday, June 29, 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 expo ..

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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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