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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FREE Expert Window Advice

Monday, September 02, 2019 Paarhammer

Not just suppliers of beautiful windows and doors, with nearly 30 years of manufacturing windows and doors in Australia you can turn to Paarhammer for expert advice and innovative solutions for your build. Visit the factory and showroom in Ballan to discuss your project and see what Paarhammer can do for you. With a Masters in cabinetmaking and joinery, and almost 40 years’ experience – of which 29 are in Australia – Tony is a  ..

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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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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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New barrier-free door threshold

Monday, February 04, 2019 Paarhammer

External hinged doors with a level threshold that stop drafts would be the ideal in many situations. No door draft stoppers - or fabric door snakes - just a perfect level seal to keep out drafts, noise and water. This is now possible with the new patented barrier-free magnetic threshold by Alumat-Frey GmbH, Germany. How does it work? When the door is closed, 2 double seals with silicone contact in the threshold are automatically att ..

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Bushfire Compliance

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Paarhammer

Flame Zone (BAL-FZ) product testing requires successful completion of the AS1530.8.2-2007 test. This test has a 30 minute furnace cycle and a 60 minute cooling down cycle in which the product still has to keep its integrity. Part of the test is also a radiant heat requirement of a maximum of 15kW/m2 on the inside. Paarhammer BAL-FZ products showed a heat flux on the non-fire side of between 1kW/m2 and 2kW/m2 in the test, depending on the pr ..

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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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New Intelligent Glass Technology

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Paarhammer

The Ballarat company iGlass has again developed world leading technology with three new intelligent glass options: Sun Shade for variable solar control, Sun Stop for intuitive self-tinting, and Privacy from opaque to transparent. Paarhammer clients can choose to use iGlass glazing systems to control privacy, heat transfer, visible light, glare and UV penetration. Sun Shade has specifically been developed as smart control for sustainabl ..

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Latest Trends from Europe

Monday, April 09, 2018 Paarhammer

A recent visit to the world’s largest window fair ‘Fensterbau 2018’ in Germany revealed the latest trends in windows and doors. The main focus was on integrated drainage for level threshold doors, airtight window installation, sophisticated entrance door designs, burglary resistance and shading options, as well as smart home and automation solutions. Whether it be hinged doors or sliding doors, the trend towards level thresholds ha ..

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