Architects Declare – what next?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Paarhammer

Imports of building material have been on the rise in Australia in recent years, but has the worldwide Architects Declare movement shone a light on the product of local manufacturers in the respective regions of members? The aim of Architects Declare is to consider the overall impact to the environment when designing structures of tomorrow. Confirming the sources of raw materials, manufacturing methods, and reducing the travelling ..

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Energy Standards

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Paarhammer

A recent study has shown that Australia is still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard. Increase the mandatory 6-star rating by just one star however, and you will reduce your heating and cooling needs – and your energy bills – by about 30 percent. The Nationwide House Energy Rating (NatHERS) is a star rating from 0 to 10 that measures how energy efficient a house is, based on its design. The rati ..

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Architects Declare Climate Emergency

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Paarhammer

Recently hundreds of leading architects in Australia declared a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency’ and joined architects around the world. The group called Architects Declare Australia has as their goal – ‘to encourage architects to design buildings that are less wasteful, more adaptable and much more environmentally friendly’. Buildings account for nearly 40 per cent of greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions and the group wants to raise ..

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Compliance & Industry Updates

Thursday, September 05, 2019 Paarhammer

Recently the first national conference for members of the newly merged Australian Glass and Windows Association (AGWA) took place at Darling Harbour. A multitude of informative seminars on a variety of topics kept delegates busy, while there were many exhibitors showing their wares. The stand-out topic to take home for us was compliance and the upcoming changes to the industry through the National Construction Code (NCC). Housing  ..

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Next Stop for RACV Tiny Home

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Paarhammer

The RACV Tiny Home, which includes a Paarhammer bi-fold door, is continuing its journey across Victoria to show what is possible in building design. For tips and ideas for your next project take a tour of this tiny home full of sustainable features and clever innovations. With eco-friendly materials, the tiny home offers energy savings which are great for the budget, and is higher than the six-star building standard for new homes.  ..

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Coastal Solution

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Paarhammer

If you are lucky enough to build near the coast, there are a few things to consider, e.g. do all your building materials stand up to strong winds bringing salt and sand to your front door? Higher levels of alkaline, moisture, salt and corrosive deposits can significantly affect the performance and lifespan of windows and doors. The combination of salt, humidity and wind eat away at all unprepared materials. For coastal locations, Paa ..

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Window Trends

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Paarhammer

The recent Fenestration conference of the Australian Windows Association has again featured excellent guest speakers on a variety of topics, including future trends for windows and doors which include larger sizes, better insulation and automation. One main change, according to what customers want, are ever larger and larger products. No longer are standard window and door sizes on the ‘want’ list of customers but whole walls of glass ..

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Sustainable House Day

Monday, September 10, 2018 Paarhammer

If you are thinking of building or renovating, Sustainable House Day may help to provide inspiration. For 17 years Sustainable House Day has provided the opportunity to inspect homes first hand that have been designed, built and renovated with sustainability in mind. This is the perfect opportunity to talk to the owners and gain insight into these types of buildings – buildings that are environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and m ..

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Keep warm this winter - SPECIAL

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Paarhammer

Paarhammer run their window manufacturing facilities sustainably, including their waste reduction system. All sawdust and offcuts are shredded and compressed into wood briquettes. No glue is used, only high pressure, and the outcome are briquettes with a density and heat output equal to Redgum. These briquettes are offered to the public in spud crates of around 800-900kg. They are suitable for all wood heaters, so why not stay warm th ..

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Proud Members

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Paarhammer

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 info ..

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