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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
Avoiding Renovation Regrets

Avoiding Renovation Regrets

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Australia's love affair with renovating is expected to continue not only because Australians love to renovate, but also as households increasingly prefer to direct excessive property transaction costs towards improving their existing homes, rather than trading up. Top 5 regrets But renovations can be fraught with issues: according to research by the Victorian Government, the top five renovation regrets are insufficient insulation, air leakage, poor lighting, not selecting double glazing, and poor design. Energy efficiency Windows and doors play a very important role in buildings. They let in light but at the same time protect the home from wind, rain
What to consider when purchasing Windows and Doors

What to consider when purchasing Windows and Doors

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Whether it's for a new build or a renovation, windows and doors can be quite an investment and it is important to get it right the first time to enjoy increased comfort and low energy bills for many years to come.A number of things can influence your window and door choice like frame material, glass performance, bushfire compliance, personal preferences like sliding doors or bi-fold doors, and of course where the project is situated.The following is a checklist which can be used as a start for window and door purchasing: Are you: Building a new home Extending and / or
Reliable Supply - We can deliver

Reliable Supply - We can deliver

Friday, July 17, 2020

Due to our location in rural Victoria, stage 3 restrictions apply to our business and Paarhammer will continue trading as usual. We would like to reassure our customers that with ample stock, reliable supply and a COVID Safe Plan in place, Paarhammer continues to manufacture custom made windows and doors for energy efficiency and bushfire safety. Our access to supplies like timber, hardware and glass - which are the most important components of the windows and doors we manufacture - is secured. We can assure our prospective clients that we can deliver because: Timber: We have a large shed full
SBS – Small Business Secrets

SBS – Small Business Secrets

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

SBS TV filmed a segment for Small Business Secrets at Paarhammer Windows in February. This story will be broadcast on the 7th of June and afterwards can be streamed on SBS On Demand, on the Small Business Secrets page. The experienced and professional SBS crew interviewed Tony and Edith Paarhammer and spent time with individual staff taking footage of machinery in action and craftsmanship at work, making high performance windows and doors. After filming at the Paarhammer factory and showroom they also visited a nearby client who generously agreed to have his house filmed to complete the story. Watch this
Australians like to buy local

Australians like to buy local

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The number of Australians saying that they are more likely to purchase Australian made products has risen to 90% as per a recent study by Ray Morgan. This is a great sign for local manufacturers, including the window industry. Advantages of locally made windows and doors: Knowledgeable advice and reliable customer service right here and easily accessible Outstanding quality products Ethically made under safe working conditions and with decent wages for staff Continued development of skills Less transport reduces carbon footprint Long warranties as members of an Australian Industry Association Meeting and exceeding all Australian Standards Benefits all Australians through
Views with Functionality

Views with Functionality

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Form follows Function: but sometimes in a house design you want to achieve both. Imaging sitting at the dining table in this room or on the lounge, your eyes are drawn to the distant hills. Your views are not interrupted as large fixed panes are used here as picture windows. The main three fixed glazed areas are balanced on the left- and right-hand side of the central sliding door, and directly above, combining gorgeous views with functionality. The lift-slide door in the centre of this combination allows for easy indoor-outdoor living and invites you to explore the great outdoors. But
30-year Business Anniversary

30-year Business Anniversary

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tony and Edith would like to thank everyone who has shared their journey over the past 30 years, especially their talented staff and tradespeople, reliable suppliers, and the clients who have trusted them with their projects. When Tony and Edith Paarhammer decided to move from Austria to Australia and chose the small country town of Ballan in Victoria as their home for a perceived five years, little did they know that 30 years later they would call Australia home and have a business success story to tell. Originally they made fine furniture and kitchens in a rented garage which was
Business as usual at Paarhammer

Business as usual at Paarhammer

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Paarhammer Windows is open for business as usual. We would like to assure you that we have put in place measures to ensure that we still operate at our full capacity to meet the needs and demands of our valued customers, and to keep our lead-times the same. At present, our factory and staff are coronavirus-free and we are working hard to keep it that way. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly to the advice of the government and the World Health Organisation. We have a large stock of timber and hardware on site and our