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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,
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
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