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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
Large Windows

Large Windows

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Creating a sense of space and openness while at the same time achieving a sanctuary can be done by careful placement and sizing of windows and doors. Advantages A large expanse of glazing can ensure a lightness of a building and an indoor-outdoor feel of openness and connection to the environment. Large windows let indoor spaces bask in natural daylight and offer views to the surrounding areas. Views to nature boost our mood and have a positive effect on our health and wellbeing. Large, glazed areas also make a room appear bigger and can add value to your home. Placement
Reveals and architraves or square set plaster?

Reveals and architraves or square set plaster?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Traditionally, most windows and doors needed reveals and architraves, but now this is not always the case. Square set plaster provides the much-coveted clean-line look and eliminates reveals and architraves. What is a reveal? A reveal is the timber surround on all four sides of a window or 3 sides of a door (excluding the bottom of the door which usually has a threshold). The reveal forms a sort of a box, framing the window or door and covers the stud or wall cavity. The depth of the reveal depends on the thickness of the wall and the wall type.
Clerestory – highlight – tilt windows

Clerestory – highlight – tilt windows

Monday, June 07, 2021

Clerestory windows are usually narrow windows placed at the top of a wall, close to the ceiling or roof. Placed above eye level, these windows let in light but avoid overlooking neighbours. These types of windows have been around since Egyptian times and were later often used in churches, but clerestory windows also provide advantages for modern home designs. Depending on design, a glazed area under the roofline can give the impression of a floating roof. In winter when the sun sits low in the sky, light and sunshine flood into the room through high glazing making it warm and welcoming, while
Energy Efficient Bay Windows for Modern Homes

Energy Efficient Bay Windows for Modern Homes

Monday, February 08, 2021

Bay windows are often associated with more traditional homes, but can you also have modern bay windows suitable for high energy efficient homes? Or corner windows without bulky corner post?  Bay windows are usually made up of three parts of which one is straight and the other two are angled back to create an alcove. They let light in from different directions and therefore add extra daylight to a room. The space within a bay window is very versatile and could be used as a reading corner, a day bed, built-in shelving and more.  A bay window can become the
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 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,
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
Optimum Window Placement

Optimum Window Placement

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

An important aspect in building, renovating or extending are windows and doors. Not only can they define the outside of your home but they are also important to the way you use each room. They let in natural light, allow for a view, and how you interact with the outdoors. Living areas facing north If at all possible orientate your living areas towards the north. Then add large windows to get the best natural light with the biggest amount of solar heat gain in winter and heat protection in summer. This will allow the sun in to warm up your
Komfortline

Komfortline

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Increased energy costs, an increased awareness of our environment, the costs of home building or renovating, and the need to reduce these costs where possible are all common factors facing builders and home owners. Now there is a cost effective way to get the results you want without the price tag.  Komfortline by Paarhammer, is the perfect solution for conscientious builders looking for energy efficient products and ways to value add for their clients, and home owners looking for budget friendly windows and doors. Sanded, primed and paint ready, the range comprises of double glazed European style tilt turn windows, fixed
Window Coverings for Tilt & Turn Windows and Doors

Window Coverings for Tilt & Turn Windows and Doors

Monday, January 15, 2018

We often get asked what to do with curtains or blinds when we make tilt and turn windows for our clients. Here are some possible answers including the latest in window furnishings. With a double or triple glazed Paarhammer window you should only need curtains or blinds for privacy and decoration, not for insulation to keep the cold or heat out. Having said that, it is always important to shade your windows from the summer sun with the best results achieved by external shading, especially on the western side of your home. Curtains for tilt & turn windows How far