Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2021
Tuesday, December 22, 2020Tony & Edith Paarhammer and the Paarhammer Team would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support and wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021.Paarhammer will close for Christmas and New Year at 4pm on Tues 22nd Dec, re-opening on Wed 13th Jan 2021 at 8.30am. We look forward to working with you in the new year.
Advantages of Lift-slide Sliding Doors
Tuesday, December 15, 2020With the weather warming up in the southern states, we look forward to outdoor entertaining. Alfresco dining is especially popular in the summer months and to delineate the space between indoors and outdoors, wide opening doors are on the wish-list for many homeowners. Great outdoor spaces that are visible through glass give the feeling of increased living space. Sophisticated lift-slide sliding doors are the perfect fit. How Lift-slide sliding doors work Lift-slide sliding doors lift up first – as the name implies - before you slide them wide open. This feature allows the doors to seal perfectly when closed, providing
MultiFunction wins National Award
Thursday, November 19, 2020This project has just received the 2020 Design Matters National Building Design Awards - Winner – Commercial – under $2M. The building includes a new double height timber framed glazed facade overlooking a garden setting with mature Melia (white cedar) tree. In order to keep the double height glazed façade as expansive & simple as possible, laminated Victorian Ash timber was used to provide structural strength to act as both glazing & structural frame, resulting in no visible structure - just a timber framed façade. The Paarhammer ECO-façade also offers the highest level of thermal efficiency for a double height
Claiming energy stars
Tuesday, November 10, 2020In a recent article in ‘The Conversation’ some builders are said to use the star rating system in a way that could mislead customers. The same can be said of the window industry. If you are looking for highly energy efficient windows, do not believe claims like ‘best energy efficient windows in Australia’ if this claim cannot be independently proven.WERS – Window Energy Rating Scheme – is the Australian rating system that gives windows stars for cooling and for heating. It also rates windows for their U-value and air-infiltration. The lower the U-value, the higher the energy efficiency of the
Pivot Entrance Doors - or not?
Tuesday, October 27, 2020Wide entrance doors seem to become all the rage. Why? They look impressive and are also practical as you can move large things in and out of the home. Are they working well? Often you may have a wide entrance door but a pivot hinge is used, hence the actual walk through space is not wider than a standard hinged door. Also traditional door jambs and butt hinges struggle with larger – especially wider – doors. Meet the Paarhammer entrance door Featuring hinging which carry up to 200kg easily, you can now have a wide door which opens really wide.
Heritage Windows and Doors
Thursday, September 24, 2020Are 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. WindowsThe 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 with
Passive House Presentation
Thursday, September 24, 2020Tony 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
Bird Strike - Stop it with this glass
Thursday, August 06, 2020The 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
Friday, July 17, 2020Due 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
Thursday, June 11, 2020Common 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
Tuesday, June 02, 2020SBS 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
Thursday, May 28, 2020The 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