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MultiFunction wins National Award

MultiFunction wins National Award

Thursday, November 19, 2020

This project has just received the 2020 Design Matters National Building Design Awards - Winner – Commercial – under $2M. The building includes a new double height timber framed glazed facade overlooking a garden setting with mature Melia (white cedar) tree. In order to keep the double height glazed façade as expansive & simple as possible, laminated Victorian Ash timber was used to provide structural strength to act as both glazing & structural frame, resulting in no visible structure - just a timber framed façade. The Paarhammer ECO-façade also offers the highest level of thermal efficiency for a double height
Heritage Windows and Doors

Heritage Windows and Doors

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Are you living in - or working on - a Victorian or Edwardian building? Would you like to update windows and doors to make them more energy-efficient and secure, keep out noise and reduce drafts? Paarhammer ‘Heritage Windows’ are the perfect solution. Mimicking double hung windows in looks Paarhammer’s Heritage windows offer high performance in windows which are double glazed and combine all the advantages of modern technology with the look of yesteryear. WindowsThe windows are tilt & turn style but with a 48mm horizontal bar to look just like a double-hung window. Even flyscreens can now be ordered with
Top 5 Renovation Regrets

Top 5 Renovation Regrets

Monday, November 16, 2015

Insufficient insulation, air leakage, poor lighting, not selecting double glazing, and poor design are the Top 5 renovation regrets, according to the research of the Victorian Government and as stated on their website www.sustainability.vic.gov.au Let’s look at those renovation regrets in the context of Paarhammer windows and doors: 1. Insufficient insulation: Paarhammer windows provide excellent insulation with U-values from as low as 0.8, the lowest made in Australia 2. Air leakage: there are no drafts, and air infiltration is from a low 0.05% 3. Poor lighting: well insulated energy efficient windows can be made much larger, while still out performing
Inner City Living

Inner City Living

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In 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
Renovations on the Rise

Renovations on the Rise

Monday, June 24, 2013

Australia's love affair with renovating is expected to continue with property equity levels beginning to improve. In Victoria, current levels of housing starts remain higher than anywhere else and renovation investments are at record levels. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal that in 2012 building approvals for home renovations totalled $6.35 billion or around $500 million every month. This trend of growing renovations is likely 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.