Why is airtightness so important?
Friday, March 18, 2022The 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
Upgrade your Entrance Door
Thursday, January 20, 2022Whether 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?
Tuesday, December 07, 2021Giant 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
Choose your Door Style
Wednesday, August 18, 2021Enjoy 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
Stop the noise!
Sunday, March 19, 2017With all the hustle and bustle in our daily life we crave peace and quiet in our homes. But noise from roads, planes or neighbours disturb our well-earned relaxation time. Stop the noise and create a quiet oasis with Paarhammer windows and doors! Noise is accepted to be the fastest growing type of pollution in modern cities, and its effect on our mental and emotional health has a direct influence on our physical well-being, everything from lack of sleep to increased stress, heart attacks and strokes. Our health suffers if there is a constant noise level and our bodies and
Inner City Living
Wednesday, June 04, 2014In the last 15 to 20 years the shift to living in the centre of the city or in the inner suburbs became as strong as the shift to the edge of the city to live in a house on a quarter acre block had been in the 1950s and 60s. The reversal has been driven primarily by the desire to live a more exciting, cosmopolitan lifestyle and the convenience of living close to work. Many single or sometimes double fronted older style houses are being renovated to reflect modern day living. Some of the disadvantages to overcome are traffic
Award for ECO-Facade
Tuesday, April 15, 2014Featured at Designbuild 2014, the Eco Façade by Paarhammer wins the Selector Best New Product Award 2014, sponsored by Selector and Architectural Product News, and Designbuild. The award encourages innovation, development and improvement of products for use in architectural projects, and the product must have been released to the Australian market during the 12 months prior to Designbuild 2014. The judges for 2014 include Clare Cousins, founding director of Clare Cousins Architects; Jeremy McLeod, founding director of Breathe Architecture; and Nick Deans, project professional at Woods Bagot. The energy efficient and sustainable glass façade, with a low U-value from 0.8,
Sunday, October 13, 2013Glass is an important factor for the performance of windows and doors. Here are some terms and explanations and how glass can be used: Annealed Glass: the common flat glass often used in double glazing. It tends to break into large jagged shards. Toughened Glass: annealed glass is heated to above 600 °C and the surface then rapidly cooled, resulting in increased resistance to breakage. If it does break it breaks into small regular, mostly square fragments. Laminated glass: this is made of two or more layers of glass with an interlayer bonded in between, providing safety and security. In