Tony Paarhammer voted onto AWA Board
Tony Paarhammer, Managing Director of Paarhammer Windows & Doors, has recently been voted onto the Board of the Australian Windows Association (AWA). With his vast experience in the industry, Tony is looking forward to representing window makers on the AWA board in times of big changes and great challenges.
Now comprising of more than 600 window manufacturers and industry suppliers throughout Australia, the AWA continues to drive product conformity and compliance, and advocate to both governments and regulators. The AWA keeps members up-to-date with the latest news in the industry, and provides advice and support. Further training in the industry is also offered.
Members of the AWA manufacture according to all relevant Australian standards, and products must undergo independent verification using a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) accredited testing laboratory. Members apply performance labels to their windows which state the structural and water resistance of the product as per AS2047 requirements, and member’s windows are subject to annual NATA inspections to ensure ongoing compliance. This third party certification gives integrity and builds trust, creates a level playing field, and serves to allay any doubt in the mind of the consumer.
Essential to the building industry, the guidelines of the AWA ensures that members are manufacturing products of the highest standard, thereby protecting the rights of consumers and improving benefits to home owners.
Tony has studied window technology and management in Europe and has led Paarhammer Pty Ltd to be a technologically advanced manufacturing business, winning many awards along the way. He has a wealth of experience in the residential and commercial window sector since founding the business in 1990.
His special interest includes education for the next generation and his company has trained more than 35 apprentices over the years, some of which now run their own successful business. Innovation and energy efficiency are also at the top of his list, as are the advancement of product performance and a level playing field.
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