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Invite natural light into your home

Invite natural light into your home

Monday, May 30, 2022

The trend in residential architecture is for ever larger glazed areas to provide a connection to the outdoors and invite natural light into the house. Unfortunately, around 70% of homes are still built with single glazed windows and doors. Considering that over 80% of heat is gained and 40% is lost through windows it makes sense to choose double or triple glazed windows.High performance windows are the key to increase the amount of natural light into your home and enable all aspects of comfort: very little heat loss or gain, no drafts, no noise and increased security.With double or triple
Powering the Window Factory – and some

Powering the Window Factory – and some

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Paarhammer’s solar panels saved 173,860kg of CO2 the last 12 months which is equivalent to planting 3,400 trees, and could power around 30 homes.The focus at Paarhammer is to manufacture sustainably. On sunny days the almost 100 kW photo-voltaic solar system provides enough electricity used to manufacture windows and doors, and more to feed into the grid.As a leading manufacturer of energy efficient windows and doors, environmental responsibility and sustainability are taken seriously. The inputs as well as the production process are believed to be just as important as the products produced. Therefore, timbers used in the manufacture of our
Business Anniversary

Business Anniversary

Friday, May 06, 2022

It took two extra years for Paarhammer to be able to celebrate their 30-year business anniversary. The Yarra Cruise was booked for April 2020, had to be postponed a few times due to Covid, but finally took place now on the 32nd anniversary. Owners Tony and Edith wanted to thank their employees for their hard work and commitment to the company and invited all staff with partners to an evening on the Kingfisher II with dinner and entertainment while cruising the Yarra and Port Phillip Bay.History Paarhammer was started as a small manufacturing business in 1990, becoming a company in 1996,
Passive House Primary School

Passive House Primary School

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

It is an inspiration to all the industry, that Clifton Hill Primary School chose to build their campus extension to the strict Passive House standard. Importance of windows as an integral part of houses and buildings is well established, however, when it comes to an educational space, this increases multiple folds:Windows in a classroom A classroom with natural sunlight exposure, fresh air and outdoor views is proven to boost performance, help brain function and reduce depression among students as well as teachers. Another crucial aspect of windows in a school setting, is their ability to insulate noise pollution to create
30 Years on - Windows still perfect

30 Years on - Windows still perfect

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

A recent visit to one of the very first Paarhammer window clients confirmed that all their double-glazed windows and doors are working perfectly well after more than 30 years of daily use. “We are still so very pleased that we chose Paarhammer to make our windows and doors when building our home in the early 1990’s, and we still enjoy the benefits of high comfort and low energy use more than 30 years later.” Real sustainability is longevity of materials.TimbersIn these early years windows were made from Oregon timber but as Paarhammer was looking to use Australian raw materials, that
Why is airtightness so important?

Why is airtightness so important?

Friday, March 18, 2022

The size of an average Australian house is 250m2 – or about 625m3 of volume - and most homes require heating or cooling for a large part of the year. If the building is not airtight – meaning if there are draughts – the home requires a fortune on energy costs just to keep it feeling comfortable. Why? Air leakage is defined as uncontrolled flow of air in and out of a building due to pressure differences across the building envelope. This means that the air of an average Australian home is unintentionally exchanged between the inside and the outside
2x Passive House Tradesperson

2x Passive House Tradesperson

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Paarhammer is proud to have 2 certified Passive House Tradespeople on staff and congratulates Thomas Paarhammer (Paarhammer Windows) and Andrew Ferguson (Siegware - Architectural Innovations) to the successful completion of their course. ‘A PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) is equipped to implement the Passive House building standard. They have passed the accreditation exam issued by the international Passive House Institute, and they are in a unique position to work with design teams that have targeted Passive House certification as a project goal.’ is stated on the Australian Passive House website. Passive House is a holistic construction certification standard, that
International Year of Glass: 2022

International Year of Glass: 2022

Monday, February 07, 2022

Glass is a major part of window and door products and of our daily work here at Paarhammer. But with its unparalleled versatility and technical capabilities, glass provides so much more to our society like glass optical fibers, containers for life-saving medicine, optical glasses, support of solar cells, glass fibre, glass art and so much more. Therefore, the United Nations has decreed the year 2022 to be the Year of Glass. As window makers, we require glass in sheets, first flat glass was used and later float glass. The float glass process was invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1952
Upgrade your Entrance Door

Upgrade your Entrance Door

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Whether you would like to increase curb appeal, increase security or stop drafts and noise, a new entrance door might be the solution. For new buildings or renovations, the right entrance door is an investment worth making. Size Often modern homes use extra-large entrance doors or double doors for a generous entrance. Pivot doors are a consideration although if one wants to be energy efficient and stop drafts and noise, the sealing is much better on hinged doors. Materials: Timber and timber /glass doors have the widest design possibilities. Timber is also a very good insulator and combined with double
What is the largest size for sliding doors?

What is the largest size for sliding doors?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Giant lift-slide doors can be made up to 400kg per leaf. This means that a height of 3.4m and a width of 2.5m (maximum of 8.8m2) per sliding leaf is entirely possible, or a slider leaf height of 2.4m with a width of 3.6m (again at a maximum of 8.8m2) can be made. Stacker lift-slide doors can be made up to 14m wide. Even large sizes like these can be easily moved manually and glide smoothly, and single slider configurations can also be automated. How lift-slide doors work: With a turn of the handle the slider lifts up to free
Your entry to comfort and energy efficiency

Your entry to comfort and energy efficiency

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Windows and doors are one of the weakest links when it comes to energy efficient buildings. With many houses still being built with single glazed windows, it lets down owners in aspects of comfort and energy efficiency. Komfortline and Komfort+ are about to make it more affordable. Less time to manufacture Technologically advanced window and door products can be quite costly as these are very involved to make, from the materials used to the time it takes to manufacture them. Komfortline and Komfort+ are an entry range for domestic sizes that still uses the same high-quality Australian timber and glass,
New Staff joining the Companies

New Staff joining the Companies

Monday, November 08, 2021

Paarhammer is delighted to welcome new staff to the company in various positions. Our affiliated wholesale company Siegware (Architectural Hardware and Construction Products) has also been growing and employing new staff members and we share marketing and certain office staff. For a manufacturer it is important to have some control over supply lines, especially in times like these where logistics has many issues and unprecedented delays. Paarhammer has the advantage of also operating a hardware company which makes it easier to guarantee timelines, to learn more about the hardware company please visit https://siegware.com.au/ With the increase in workforce we can