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Room comfort and larger openings

Room comfort and larger openings

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Many factors and functions make a space: security, comfort, health, aesthetics, sustainability, energy efficiency and much more. But the focus is always on people. Windows are part of what makes spaces become alive and people feel comfortable in them. Living spaces. The TITAN hardware by Siegenia (Germany) is a new comfort element in Paarhammer windows. It includes a mechanical closure support that makes it easier to close the window, particularly in the case of large and heavy sashes. The additional comfort stay reduces the amount of effort required to close the sash from the tilt position due to integrated cushioning.
New barrier-free door threshold

New barrier-free door threshold

Sunday, February 03, 2019

External hinged doors with a level threshold that stop drafts would be the ideal in many situations. No door draft stoppers - or fabric door snakes - just a perfect level seal to keep out drafts, noise and water. This is now possible with the new patented barrier-free magnetic threshold by Alumat-Frey GmbH, Germany. How does the barrier free door threshold work? When the door is closed, 2 double seals with silicone contact in the threshold are automatically attracted to the 2 magnetic strips at the bottom of the door. The seals come up from the level threshold, meet the

Bi-fold Doors to open up your house

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Bi-fold doors in a variety of configurations and up to 10 metre wide can open up your home for perfect summer entertaining. No bending down or stretching up to open or close shoot-bolts, all you do is turn a handle on every second door for easy operation. Watch this video to see how. For more information please see: Architectural Timber Range - Bi-fold Doors link
Coastal Solutions

Coastal Solutions

Monday, November 19, 2018

If you are lucky enough to build near the coast, there are a few things to consider, e.g. do all your building materials stand up to strong winds bringing salt and sand to your front door? Higher levels of alkaline, moisture, salt and corrosive deposits can significantly affect the performance and lifespan of windows and doors. The combination of salt, humidity and wind eat away at all unprepared materials. Hardware for coastal locations For coastal locations, Paarhammer use the Titan AF range of hardware from the German company Siegenia (sold in Australia by Siegware), with the E-look finish. With a
Window Trends

Window Trends

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The recent Fenestration conference of the Australian Windows Association has again featured excellent guest speakers on a variety of topics, including future trends for windows and doors which include larger sizes, better insulation and automation. Size One main change, according to what customers want, are ever larger and larger products. No longer are standard window and door sizes on the ‘want’ list of customers but whole walls of glass. To add to this, the need to lower energy use as energy prices rise brings us to the next trend, which is - better insulated products. Insulation Single glazed aluminium windows
Window Care and Maintenance

Window Care and Maintenance

Thursday, August 02, 2018

If in doubt, use water and a soft sponge The timber floor in the living room, the glass in the shower, the family car, all these areas of our lives receive some care and maintenance on a regular basis. On the other hand, windows and doors are often neglected. The only focus may be on the cleaning of the glass, and this can be done without proper consideration to the health of the glass. With a little bit of effort, windows and doors remain functioning, and looking as good as new even after years of service. At least twice a
Latest Trends from Europe

Latest Trends from Europe

Monday, April 09, 2018

A recent visit to the world’s largest window fair Fensterbau Frontale 2018 in Germany revealed the latest trends in windows and doors. The main focus was on integrated drainage for level threshold doors, airtight window installation, sophisticated entrance door designs, burglary resistance and shading options, as well as smart home and automation solutions. Thresholds Whether it be hinged doors or sliding doors, the trend towards level thresholds has been noticed here in Australia over the last few years. However there was also a high chance of water penetration issues during heavy downpours. A number of companies have now invested time

Indoor / Outdoor Living: Bi-fold Doors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Alfresco living is much in demand for entertaining. The trend towards building homes with an abundance of natural light and a seamless connection between interior and exterior spaces is growing. Open up your house with either sliding doors, French doors or bi-fold doors. What are the advantages of each and which one should you chose? Let’s look at bi-fold doors Imagine an opening of up to 10 meters wide or up to 2.8 meters high, removing the barrier between indoors and outdoors to create one large entertainment area where friends can mingle with a glass of wine and nibbles, have
Architectural Window Hardware

Architectural Window Hardware

Saturday, August 19, 2017

No longer just a hinge and a lock The quality of window and door products is enhanced by hardware which seals against the elements, is easy to operate, while at the same time discouraging burglars. The tilt & turn hardware fittings feature the flexibility of two opening positions. The sash will swing inward - casement style - when opened in the turn position. Alternatively, hinges at the bottom and a tilting arm at the top allow it to open inward at the top like a hopper window (tilt). Both actions are activated by the turn of the handle, a smooth
Home Security

Home Security

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Security is very important, especially in your own home. Paarhammer entrance doors feature concealed multi-point locks with pin-bolts and hook-bolts, and our energy efficient windows offer optimal security by using multi-point metal-to-metal locking. Household burglary is one of the most widespread crimes in Australia. In some areas statistics mention a burglary rate as high as 1 in 11 households, while in other areas it is 1 in 27 or 35. The tendency is rising in most areas. Crime statistics agency data shows that home invasions are up by 40%, with the majority of burglaries taking place when no one is
Uncover the Secrets of lift-slide Sliding Doors

Uncover the Secrets of lift-slide Sliding Doors

Monday, August 08, 2016

For making an architectural statement, or for opening the home to entertaining areas, nothing beats the versatility and style of Paarhammer Lift-Slide Sliding Doors. In addition to a double layer of seals, they feature retractable carriages as part of the German hardware, which allow the door to be sealed airtight to increase energy efficiency and stops drafts. This function also allows the door to be stopped in any open position. Lift-slide sliding doors have a number of carriages recessed into the bottom of the sliding door panel as part of the technologically advanced hardware. These carriages lift up the door
Window News at Fensterbau Expo in Germany

Window News at Fensterbau Expo in Germany

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

With around 1300 exhibitors in 17 interconnecting halls, the Fensterbau and Holz-Handwerk in Nuernberg, Germany, is certainly the most important window fair in Europe, if not the world. 110,000 visitors ensured the exhibitors were kept busy. Some larger exhibitor stands were double story with a full restaurant to woe their customers, while even at smaller stands beer and pretzels were popular. If our I-phone is to be believed we walked more than 16km within the expo on the first full day. All to see the ever more intriguing window hardware on display, invisible hinging mechanisms and step-less thresholds with integrated