RACV Tiny Home

Designed by architect Peter Maddison from Grand Designs Australia, the RACV Tiny Home features a Paarhammer bi-fold door as part of sustainable living. Using smart design principles and carefully chosen materials, this concept showcases what contributes to creating a home that is not only comfortable to live in but more affordable to run.

The floor space of the Tiny Home is just 18.75sqm with a head space of 3.6m, the weight is 7.5t and it features natural and eco-friendly materials. To extend the living room there is a fold-out pergola and decking in yellow industrial floor grating which can easily be folded flat into the building while being transported.

Charred timber boards are used for the outside, and raw timber boards line the interior, with comfortable cork flooring. Locally sourced products were used including the Paarhammer double glazed bi-fold doors, to keep carbon miles low.

Four layers of insulation are in the walls and roof, and two in the floor, including a material that traps and stores energy to be released later when needed. Together with high-efficiency solar panels, water tanks and double glazed windows and Paarhammer doors, this house reaches more than the six-star standard and offers incredible energy savings. As per Peter Maddison, this home is 60% more efficient than the average house in Australia.

It also uses smart technology to streamline household duties, saving energy and money in the process. Voice commands or a tablet control everything from LED lighting to security cameras, opening blinds in the morning, as well as monitoring water and waste tanks, and how much energy the solar panels are storing.

The RACV Tiny Home fits onto the back of a truck and will be travelling Victoria during the next 12 months, giving many people the opportunity to better understand what makes a home perform well. Read more about it or see where the home is on display next.


Internal photo by Erin Davis Hartwig Photography 


 

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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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