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Easy window installation by owner builders

Monday, March 16, 2020 Paarhammer

Decades into retirement, this couple decided to make their lifelong dream a reality and started to build their new home as owner-builders. One partner was a chemical engineer during his working life and had never built anything before. His wife was a medical practitioner, again with no building experience. But the love of creating something with their own hands that was beautiful, and most importantly sustainable, made them take the plu ..

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Biophilia - Wood in the built environment

Thursday, December 19, 2019 Paarhammer

Biophilic design incorporates the innate affinity of humans for nature by including elements of the natural world in building design. Interaction with nature can relieve stress, increase health and encourage a positive mindset. How can you design buildings which are that good for people? It is important to connect living spaces of the home with nature, to bring in natural light and incorporate outside views. Designing well ventilate ..

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Entrance Door Video

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Paarhammer

Watch the new Entrance Door video here. Paarhammer custom design and make entrance doors for clients who want to express their individual style and enhance their unique home. Choose from Timber Entrance Doors or Aluminium Entrance Doors which combine high architectural value with low maintenance. The latest in adjustable hardware ensures high security and sound protection. Entrance doors are available only as a package w ..

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Window Care and Maintenance

Thursday, August 02, 2018 Paarhammer

If in doubt, use water and a soft sponge The timber floor in the living room, the glass in the shower, the family car, all these areas of our lives receive some care and maintenance on a regular basis. On the other hand, windows and doors are often neglected. The only focus may be on the cleaning of the glass, and this can be done without proper consideration to the health of the glass. With a little bit of effort, windows and doors rem ..

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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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Will we have to import timber?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Paarhammer

Is it really to the advantage of the Victorian economy to cancel the sustainable 80 year rotation of regrowth forest to harvest timber? Do we as window manufacturers have to go off-shore for all our timber? Paarhammer’s main timber is Victoria Ash coming out of the ASH sawmill in Heyfield, Gippsland. It is this very sawmill that has been in the news lately as being forced to close due to insufficient timber supply for future deman ..

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Wood: Australia's most loved material

Monday, October 24, 2016 Paarhammer

Wood continues to grow as the most loved material among Australians. In a recent survey WoodSolutions found that most Australians are likely to choose wood over other materials for various uses. Wood remains the most loved material and is unmatched on attributes relating to aesthetics and sustainability. Wood is seen as far more natural, warm, timeless, uplifting and versatile than other materials. Almost half of consumers l ..

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FSC® Friday 30th of September

Thursday, September 29, 2016 Paarhammer

Every two seconds, somewhere on Earth an area of forest the size of a football field is clear cut by illegal loggers. Products of illegal timber trade can be found everywhere, from building sites to private homes. A FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council® - logo means that you can be confident you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests. FSC® ensures that the rights and needs of local people and workers have been  ..

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Choosing the Right Window - Talk

Thursday, July 07, 2016 Paarhammer

Tony Paarhammer will again be a speaker at the Adelaide Building and Home Improvement Show 15-17 July 2016. His topic is 'Choosing the Right Window - Trends, Energy Efficiency, Future' and you can hear him every day at 2pm at the Master Builders stage. When renovating or building, windows and doors are a big investment. It is important to choose wisely. There are many things to consider when choosing your windows and doors, includin ..

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Wood-Alu, the best of both worlds

Monday, May 02, 2016 Paarhammer

The energy efficient Wood-Alu range of windows and doors feature the warmth of timber on the inside, and low maintenance aluminium on the outside. Get the best of both worlds with the natural beauty and energy efficiency of timber, with no exterior painting. With all the standard features including quality design, the highest degree of craftsmanship and German hardware, Paarhammer Wood-Alu products are custom made to your spe ..

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Since 1990, Paarhammer windows and doors have been setting the benchmark in energy efficiency in Australia. Outstanding quality, security and design flexibility ensures architects, developers and home-owners achieve superior results and energy ratings.

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  • 53 Haddon Drive ,
  • Ballan, Victoria, Australia 3342
  • Phone: 03 - 5368 1999