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Claiming energy stars

Claiming energy stars

Monday, November 09, 2020

In a recent article in ‘The Conversation’ some builders are said to use the star rating system in a way that could mislead customers. The same can be said of the window industry. If you are looking for highly energy efficient windows, do not believe claims like ‘best energy efficient windows in Australia’ if this claim cannot be independently proven.WERS – Window Energy Rating Scheme – is the Australian rating system that gives windows stars for cooling and for heating. It also rates windows for their U-value and air-infiltration. The lower the U-value, the higher the energy efficiency of the
Australians like to buy local

Australians like to buy local

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The number of Australians saying that they are more likely to purchase Australian made products has risen to 90% as per a recent study by Ray Morgan. This is a great sign for local manufacturers, including the window industry. Advantages of locally made windows and doors: Knowledgeable advice and reliable customer service right here and easily accessible Outstanding quality products Ethically made under safe working conditions and with decent wages for staff Continued development of skills Less transport reduces carbon footprint Long warranties as members of an Australian Industry Association Meeting and exceeding all Australian Standards Benefits all Australians through
Advantages of tilt & turn Windows

Advantages of tilt & turn Windows

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Turn your four walls into a home with noticeably high room comfort. Custom made tilt & turn windows by Paarhammer feature several locking points around the window and, together with rebated framing and compression seals, provide high energy efficiency, sound protection and security. While outward opening windows – whether awning or side opening – have issues with space when combined with external roller shutters, they are also difficult to clean from the inside. In this situation flyscreens must be mounted on the inside, and also hinder the cleaning process. Sliding and double hung windows are notoriously draughty even when closed,
New Windows for your Renovation

New Windows for your Renovation

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Increase energy-efficiency, security and sound protection in existing buildings. Windows play a very important role in buildings. They let in light but at the same time protect the home from wind, rain and cold, as well as noise and emissions. If your windows don’t perform well anymore it might be time to think about replacing them. Modern double or triple glazed products can save up to 75% of heating bills, or even up to 84% of cooling costs. The warmer months are the best time for renovations, including to change over windows and doors. Some companies have long waiting lists,
Compliance and Industry Updates

Compliance and Industry Updates

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Recently the first national conference for members of the newly merged Australian Glass and Windows Association (AGWA) took place at Darling Harbour. A multitude of informative seminars on a variety of topics kept delegates busy, while there were many exhibitors showing their wares. The stand-out topic to take home for us was compliance and the upcoming changes to the industry through the National Construction Code (NCC). Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) gave an overview and outlook of the housing market in all states and territories of Australia, and while detached housing will experience a small drop, it is apartments which
FREE Expert Window Advice

FREE Expert Window Advice

Monday, September 02, 2019

Not just suppliers of beautiful windows and doors, with nearly 30 years of manufacturing windows and doors in Australia you can turn to Paarhammer for expert advice and innovative solutions for your build. Visit the factory and showroom in Ballan to discuss your project and see what Paarhammer can do for you. There is also the opportunity to visit the new 360 degree interactive showroom on the website and organise a virtual meeting via Facetime or Skype. With a Masters in cabinetmaking and joinery, and almost 40 years’ experience – of which 29 are in Australia – Tony is a
AusFenex19 - Exhibition

AusFenex19 - Exhibition

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Paarhammer will take part in the expo of AGWA - Australian Windows and Glazing Association - at the ICC Darling Harbour 28th and 29th of August 2019. The latest in window and glazing technologies, AusFenEx19 brings together Australia’s leading suppliers, showcasing emerging global trends and product innovations. Over 100 exhibitors from boutique window companies to global corporations provide a forum for attendees to learn more about this industry. This is the largest-ever window glass exhibition event and is part of the 3-day Australian Windows and Glass Conference. Paarhammer will display the very popular lift-slide door in the Wood-Alu Range (the
New lower U-values

New lower U-values

Thursday, July 11, 2019

   The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) enables windows to be rated and labelled for their energy impact on a whole house, in any climate of Australia. Paarhammer recently had some of their windows and doors re-tested with different glazing options and achieved excellent results. A Custom Rating on WERS provides an exact rating for a window product, based on its exact materials and specifications for frame, glazing and other components. Weather tightness is based on reported air infiltration data obtained according to the AS 2047 performance test. WERS is independent of any one manufacturer and acts as a fair,
Triple Glazing - Even Better

Triple Glazing - Even Better

Monday, May 27, 2019

The trend for even better energy efficient buildings led Paarhammer to ever more research and development. And it seems clients appreciate it. While a large part of the window industry is still struggling to accommodate double glazing – often into existing frames which are not made to carry the extra weight – clients want more. Just in the last few months a number of orders placed at Paarhammer specified that even triple glazing with clear glass was not enough. Hence the new combination on offer is triple glazing with Viridian LightBridge; Low-E in the Architectural Timber or composite Wood-Alu Range.

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
Compare windows and makers

Compare windows and makers

Friday, June 15, 2018

In days gone by the builder often chose the different components for your home, but that was then. Now, thanks to our greater understanding of the choices available many of us research all aspects of our proposed build or renovating project, from the latest building products to bathtubs and low flow shower heads. We google, we read blogs, we compare. And what about windows? Windows and doors are a major investment, so you want to get it right the first time. But this is not so easy. Windows and doors have many different components, just as a couch is made

Energy Efficient Video Series

Monday, September 11, 2017

  Video 1: High Level Energy Efficiency This video provides information on what is driving the requirement for energy efficiency, including the 2015 Paris Agreement; general energy policy; aims for future energy targets and compliance with the National Construction Code and state and territory specific regulations. Video 2: The science of energy and energy efficiency The science of energy and energy efficiency is investigates here and it includes information on the factors that affect energy requirements including in depth information on the physics behind window performance U-Values (comparison to R-values); Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient; low-E coatings; double glazing and triple