Residential Scorecard for Victoria

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Paarhammer

The Victorian Government has been moving ahead with the development of a Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard). While the Scorecard is targeted at existing homes, it can also be used to assess new homes. The Scorecard is a web based tool that will enable a trained assessor to identify and record information about the fabric of a home (including fixed appliances) where it affects the energy or hot weather performance. The Scorecar ..

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HIA: false info on glass performance in The Age

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Paarhammer

‘... Double glazing is slowly giving way to low-emission, high-performance single-glazed design. …the product can provide the same performance of double-glazed windows…’ says Kristen Brookfield, senior executive director of building, development and the environment of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in a recent article in The Age (Saturday November 12th, 2016). What’s next? That the earth is flat? Anyone c ..

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Low VOC finished Windows for Health

Monday, November 14, 2016 Paarhammer

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, contribute negatively to air pollution (e.g. smog), and forms ground level ozone which can irritate the eyes and lungs, and can result in breathing problems. Ozone can also harm vegetation, crops and trees. VOCs contribute negatively to indoor air quality through emissions, during and after curing, and as a result impacts on individual health and wellbeing. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) loo ..

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Vote and win an I-Pad

Thursday, November 03, 2016 Paarhammer

Architecture & Design has launched a survey to rank Australia's Top Trusted Brands in the Architecture, Building, Construction and Design Industry - and Paarhammer has been nominated! Paarhammer has been manufacturing energy efficient windows and doors for over 25 years, with the range now expanded to include our Architectural Timber Range, the economical Builders Timber Range, the best of both world's Wood-Alu Range, and the B ..

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New Architectural & Product Book

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Paarhammer

Welcome to the new Paarhammer flipbook which gives you all the information you need in a new format. Browse architectural and product information with lots of pictures and relevant info like the available ranges, WERS rating, sizes, hardware, timbers and more. Turn the pages to flip through our new online book and discover how Paarhammer can help you find a solution for your windows and doors. Please give us a call if you have any furth ..

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U-values, European versus Australian

Monday, September 12, 2016 Paarhammer

U-value calculations are not the same the world over. Australia has decided to follow the American NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) system when making calculations for the Window Energy Rating System – WERS. U-value measures how well a product allows heat to pass through. It is a measure of the rate of non-solar heat loss or gain through a material or assembly. The lower the U-value, the greater a window's resistance ..

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Blue Mountain Bushfire Conference and Expo

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Paarhammer

The Bushfire Building Conference and Expo will be held this week. The conference has many distinguished guest speakers and is on the 9th and needs booking while there is FREE entry to the Expo, held on the 10th. Location is the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood NSW. The Bushfire Building Conference is the only national event that brings together builders, architects, designers, planners, researchers, regula ..

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Draft proof your home for savings and comfort

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Paarhammer

Draft is the enemy of energy efficiency. Drafts or air leakages are year-round issues: in winter, they allow valuable warm air to escape and unwanted external cold air to enter; in summer, the reverse occurs. Seal your building and you will save money on annual heating and cooling costs, and the size of your heating and cooling system, while improving the health and comfort of occupants. Air leakages occur in many parts of the b ..

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Window News at Fensterbau Expo in Germany

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Paarhammer

With around1300 exhibitors in 17 interconnecting halls, the Fensterbau and Holz-Handwerk in Nuernberg, Germany, is certainly the most important window fair in Europe, if not the world. 110,000 visitors ensured the exhibitors were kept busy. Some larger exhibitor stands were double story with a full restaurant to woe their customers, while even at smaller stands beer and pretzels were popular. If our I-phone is to be believed we walk ..

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Opportunities Down Under

Friday, March 04, 2016 Paarhammer

Recently a 21 strong government and media delegation came half way around the world to find economic opportunities. From Austria to Australia in search of new markets and business partners, the group visited successful companies with Austrian ties in New South Wales and Victoria. After a morning tour of the parliament in Melbourne and meetings with politicians, the delegation spent an afternoon at Paarhammer Windows. “I would no ..

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