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Calculate your Heat Loss

Calculate your Heat Loss

Monday, June 06, 2022

Heating (and in warm climates, cooling) are a large part of energy use, and this can be reduced dramatically by installing energy efficient windows and doors which will decrease energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. yourhome.gov.au writes that 'Up to 87% of a home’s heating energy can be gained and up to 40% lost through windows' and provides the following calculations: The amount of heat conducted through a glazed unit (in watts; W) is calculated as Uw × T × A: the U value (Uw) multiplied by the number of degrees difference in air temperature on each side (T) multiplied
Paarhammer at Bushfire Conference 2022

Paarhammer at Bushfire Conference 2022

Monday, June 06, 2022

Now in its eighth year, the Australian Bushfire Building Conference is on again this year. Date: 14-16 September 2022 Place: Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, Leura, NSW. Paarhammer will again have a display of our BAL-FZ windows at the Conference, and our experts will be there to answer all your questions. Warringtonfire, NATA-accredited third party, tested Paarhammer products, first a range to BAL-40, and then Paarhammer developed and patented BAL-FZ windows and doors without the need for shutters. These have been tested and are approved and compliant to AS1530.8.2-2007, and also to AS3959-2009 and AS3959-2018. Matching products for lower
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
Choose your Door Style

Choose your Door Style

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Enjoy your outdoor areas all year-round, whether you’re dining alfresco on balmy nights or rugging up and toasting marshmallows in the heart of winter. The doors you choose to connect these outdoor spaces with the interior of your home largely depends on the building design and your requirements.Paarhammer presents its most popular door designs so you can choose to go inside or out in style:Sliding DoorsInterior/exterior flow comes easy with this crowd-favourite option. Think outside the box with custom-made giant sliding doors, sliding stackers and corner sliders. This space-saving door can slide over a fixed glazed area with no protruding
Safe Access for All

Safe Access for All

Monday, April 19, 2021

Whether you want to build a new home or retrofit your existing home, Paarhammer external doors with an optional level threshold that stops drafts, noise and water are the ideal solution and provide safe access for all. Now the zero-threshold designed and patented in Germany has received several awards.AwardsALUMAT is the recipient of the German Design Award for the zero threshold, and also recently received Passive House certification. In addition, this magnetic threshold has been recognised by the internet platform ‘bfb – barrier free building’. bfb determines annually the best barrier-free building products and solutions that enable comfortable and safe
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
Advantages of Lift-slide Sliding Doors

Advantages of Lift-slide Sliding Doors

Monday, December 14, 2020

With the weather warming up in the southern states, we look forward to outdoor entertaining. Alfresco dining is especially popular in the summer months and to delineate the space between indoors and outdoors, wide opening doors are on the wish-list for many homeowners. Great outdoor spaces that are visible through glass give the feeling of increased living space. Sophisticated lift-slide sliding doors are the perfect fit. How Lift-slide sliding doors work Lift-slide sliding doors lift up first – as the name implies - before you slide them wide open. This feature allows the doors to seal perfectly when closed, providing
Pivot Entrance Doors - or not?

Pivot Entrance Doors - or not?

Monday, October 26, 2020

Wide entrance doors seem to become all the rage. Why? They look impressive and are also practical as you can move large things in and out of the home. Are they working well? Often you may have a wide entrance door but a pivot hinge is used, hence the actual walk through space is not wider than a standard hinged door. Also traditional door jambs and butt hinges struggle with larger – especially wider – doors. Meet the Paarhammer entrance door Featuring hinging which carry up to 200kg easily, you can now have a wide door which opens really wide.
Easy Window Installation by Owner Builders

Easy Window Installation by Owner Builders

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Decades into retirement, this couple decided to make their lifelong dream a reality and started to build their new home as owner-builders. One partner was a chemical engineer during his working life and had never built anything before. His wife was a medical practitioner, again with no building experience. But the love of creating something with their own hands that was beautiful, and most importantly sustainable, made them take the plunge. In 2013 a house block in a rural town came up for sale with a wonderful view. A steep location but a suitable house site had been cut into