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Passive House Presentation

Passive House Presentation

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tony Paarhammer has been invited to record a presentation for the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020. The virtual conference will take place from the 12th to the 16th of October. The Window and Glazing Performance presentation shows facts and figures of why all window ratings are not equal. Learn about the main differences between international standards and what to look out for to achieve the best results. The Australian AFRC / WERS, North American NFRC, European EN, ISO and Passive House ratings are discussed, and key differences explored. Boundary conditions, centre or edge of glass, reference sizes and installation
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. The 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
Bird Strike - Stop it with this glass

Bird Strike - Stop it with this glass

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The transparent and reflective properties of glass surfaces are a danger for birds as they often do not recognise the danger, and many hundreds of millions of birds die through flying into windows and facades every year. A new glass is changing this destructive trend and creates harmony with nature. A special UV reflective coating is applied to parts of the glass in a Mikado pattern. Birds can see this pattern which for humans is almost invisible. Paarhammer now has access to this exciting glass which can be part of a double or triple glazed glass unit of the Architectural
Reliable Supply - We can deliver

Reliable Supply - We can deliver

Friday, July 17, 2020

Due to our location in rural Victoria, stage 3 restrictions apply to our business and Paarhammer will continue trading as usual. We would like to reassure our customers that with ample stock, reliable supply and a COVID Safe Plan in place, Paarhammer continues to manufacture custom made windows and doors for energy efficiency and bushfire safety. Our access to supplies like timber, hardware and glass - which are the most important components of the windows and doors we manufacture - is secured. We can assure our prospective clients that we can deliver because: Timber: We have a large shed full
Multi-general Living on the Rise

Multi-general Living on the Rise

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Common some time ago, multi-generational living has come back into fashion again. Some families live together for financial reasons, others for companionship, but whatever the motivation, households where more than one generation of adults are living under the same roof are on the rise. As per 2016 documentation by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, multigenerational living (such as elderly parents living with their adult child’s family or adult siblings living together) reached almost 600,000 (or 2.4% of the population) with projections that this number is rising. Households with two or three generations living under one roof need to consider a
SBS – Small Business Secrets

SBS – Small Business Secrets

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

SBS TV filmed a segment for Small Business Secrets at Paarhammer Windows in February. This story will be broadcast on the 7th of June and afterwards can be streamed on SBS On Demand, on the Small Business Secrets page. The experienced and professional SBS crew interviewed Tony and Edith Paarhammer and spent time with individual staff taking footage of machinery in action and craftsmanship at work, making high performance windows and doors. After filming at the Paarhammer factory and showroom they also visited a nearby client who generously agreed to have his house filmed to complete the story. Watch this
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
Joinery position open

Joinery position open

Friday, May 15, 2020

Be part of a dynamic and expanding company Update 29th of May 2020: Thank you to everyone who applied for this job opportunity. The position has now been filled. Paarhammer Windows has a job opportunity for a qualified joiner or cabinetmaker to join the team for an immediate start. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated person who has a solid industry background, likes to work in a team, is fluent in English and good in maths. It is a full-time position with working hours Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:20pm, Friday 7:00am to 1:00pm. Paarhammer has manufactured energy
Views with Functionality

Views with Functionality

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Form follows Function: but sometimes in a house design you want to achieve both. Imaging sitting at the dining table in this room or on the lounge, your eyes are drawn to the distant hills. Your views are not interrupted as large fixed panes are used here as picture windows. The main three fixed glazed areas are balanced on the left- and right-hand side of the central sliding door, and directly above, combining gorgeous views with functionality. The lift-slide door in the centre of this combination allows for easy indoor-outdoor living and invites you to explore the great outdoors. But
30-year Business Anniversary

30-year Business Anniversary

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tony and Edith would like to thank everyone who has shared their journey over the past 30 years, especially their talented staff and tradespeople, reliable suppliers, and the clients who have trusted them with their projects. When Tony and Edith Paarhammer decided to move from Austria to Australia and chose the small country town of Ballan in Victoria as their home for a perceived five years, little did they know that 30 years later they would call Australia home and have a business success story to tell. Originally they made fine furniture and kitchens in a rented garage which was
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,
Business as usual at Paarhammer

Business as usual at Paarhammer

Monday, March 23, 2020

Paarhammer Windows is open for business as usual. We would like to assure you that we have put in place measures to ensure that we still operate at our full capacity to meet the needs and demands of our valued customers, and to keep our lead-times the same. At present, our factory and staff are coronavirus-free and we are working hard to keep it that way. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly to the advice of the government and the World Health Organisation. We have a large stock of timber and hardware on site and our