MBA & HIA Award House

A home incorporating the bonds of two families became the brief for this award winning home set overlooking the Werribee River in country Victoria. Two sisters and their husbands blended ideas and resources to design and build what looks like a large home, but is actually two units that allow for independence and privacy. The main criteria was high energy efficiency, home offices with separate entrances, and designing the home for retirement.

The house was built by Shane Cook Homes from Bacchus Marsh in Victoria who took out the first prize for this building in the MBA Awards for Regional Builder, South West Area - Multi Unit Development. A few weeks later Shane Cook Homes have also been awarded the Winner of the HIA Western Victoria Regional Townhouse Villa Development. Congratulations to Shane and his team!

Paarhammer is proud to have been a part of this build. The tilt & turn windows, fixed glass units, hinged doors, and French Doors were made in Victorian Ash and spray-painted in the clients colour choice. All products feature triple glazing, with twice 12mm space between the glass panes.

Most of the windows and doors face north, with smaller windows facing east and west. Wide verandas provide extra protection against the elements. Energy efficiency was at the top of the wish list, and the extra low U-value of triple glazed Paarhammer windows and doors was appealing. Also important to the customers, the sustainability of the timber used for the window and door frames, and the sustainable production methods used in the Paarhammer factory.

The Australian made and technologically advanced windows and doors feature German hardware which appealed to the home owners, one of them having an engineering background. This patented multi-point locking system gives unparalleled security and strength.

Overall, highly energy efficient, fitting well into the landscape, and now award winning, this building is a total success and a dream come true for the owners.




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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