Seymour Expo and Seminars this weekend

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Paarhammer

Paarhammer will again have a stand in the sustainable building section at the Seymour Alternative Expo, this coming weekend, from the 17th to the 19th of February 2017. Visit us on stand T38 + T41 and see the products on display which include sliding doors, bi-fold doors, tilt & turn windows, bushfire BAL-FZ and the brand new release: low-maintenance aluminium clad Wood-Alu products. This new range complements the economical Buil ..

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History of Windows

Thursday, February 02, 2017 Paarhammer

The history of architecture is also the history of windows, said Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French pioneer of modern architecture. The modern window does not only consist of glass and frame, it is a complex structure which provides more than only views. Modern architecture is influenced by technological possibilities of window production, meaning that innovations in the window and façade technology open up opportunities for architects in th ..

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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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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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