Nishi Canberra

AWARD: Best Use of Windows and Doors - Commercial New Construction over $5M - Australian Windows Association AWA - Design Awards 2014 - Highly Commended

Paarhammer windows have helped the Nishi Complex achieve an 8 star NaTHERS rating. The mixed use development of the 15 storey NewActon Nishi Complex in Canberra is now completed. The hotel provides beautiful accommodation and event and conference facilities. The apartments offer sophisticated sustainable living.

Nishi represents a significant advance in environmental sustainable design. Every aspect of Nishi’s originally Japanese-inspired design has been considered so that tenants can benefit from its innovative solar heat retention principles.

Nishi delivers an average 8 star NaTHERS rating as well as providing the highest rated appliances, fixtures & fittings. These standout design features make it Canberra’s most sustainable mixed-use building complex. Designed by world-noted architects, Suppose Design Office (Tokyo) and Fender Katsalidis Architects (Melbourne) in conjunction with engineering consultant group, ARUP (London).

Dual aspect design in the apartment allows for natural ventilation through openable windows and doors. All windows have 2 opening tilt positions for regular as well as increased ventilation. Paarhammer made almost 200 windows, fixed glazing and glazed doors for the project. The timber used was FSC® certified Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) which was not treated and will therefore age to a natural grey colour. High performance glazing reduces heat loss by 70% and improves thermal comfort while maximising daylight transmission.

NewActon Nishi was conceived as a total response to the global groundswell for sustainable environmental change. Every dimension of the Nishi apartments applies a more considered design that embraces sustainability as a means of changing the way we live and reducing our collective impact on the planet. The design of Nishi in Canberra’s dynamic NewActon reflects a totally reconsidered, more connected approach to contemporary living.


Nishi has joined the Ovolo Group, to book: https://ovolohotels.com.au/ovolonishi/

Case Studies

Thank you for your excellent advice and workmanship. We now enjoy our new comfortable home with beautiful windows and doors and low energy bills. Quality products, professionally done, we'll recommend you anytime!

Alex & Ruth M.

The efficiency values of the windows from Paarhammer are very impressive, their least efficient product is more efficient than most other suppliers best performing products.

Kay G.

We live on a windy site, high up on a hill and three previous doors made by others all failed, but not the Paarhammer entrance door; secure, draft proof, looks amazing and everyone that comes to our house comment that it is the best looking door and we love it. Thank you again.

Lilly C.

Our windows and doors are beautiful. Also, the temperature in the house is very stable between day / night as well as winter / summer, which makes it extremely comfortable and saves on energy costs. Thanks to the team at Paarhammer!

Mark D.

We have had lots of positive comments, and everyone who comes here just loves the sliding doors!

Martin C.

If you are serious about creating a low energy and comfortable home, high quality windows are a must! Paarhammer’s range of energy efficient custom doors and windows are second to none.


Matthew T.

Thanks again for helping us achieve our energy efficiency expectations, even in an Aussie brick veneer. I am happy to recommend your window and door systems to everyone who cares about their energy efficiency and use of exceptional quality in their home.

Sue F.

Paarhammer really helped to reduce the stress of building. They were happy to discuss window and door options and looked at it with our needs in mind. We now have a house that we call home.

Tom & Jessica N.

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