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WoodSolutions Display Window

WoodSolutions Display Window

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paarhammer is proud to have a window as part of the WoodSolutions Demonstration building at Holmesglen Institute Victoria. The display building model is full scale, multi-storey and showcases structural, fire rating, acoustic, and building envelope systems. WoodSolutions have built - together with industry suppliers – this multi-storey timber construction at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus to assist with the education of mid-rise construction methods in Australia. Walk through the model, and touch, feel, learn and understand timber solutions. Sections of the structure are exposed to show the structural systems within and QR codes can be scanned throughout the building to show details
New lower U-values

New lower U-values

Thursday, July 11, 2019

   The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) enables windows to be rated and labelled for their energy impact on a whole house, in any climate of Australia. Paarhammer recently had some of their windows and doors re-tested with different glazing options and achieved excellent results. A Custom Rating on WERS provides an exact rating for a window product, based on its exact materials and specifications for frame, glazing and other components. Weather tightness is based on reported air infiltration data obtained according to the AS 2047 performance test. WERS is independent of any one manufacturer and acts as a fair,

Entrance Door Video

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Paarhammer custom design and make entrance doors for clients who want to express their individual style and enhance their unique home. Choose from Timber Entrance Doors or Aluminium Entrance Doors which combine high architectural value with low maintenance. The latest in adjustable hardware ensures high security and sound protection. Entrance doors are available only as a package with framing, threshold and locking system to ensure their energy efficiency and air tightness. See this latest video and get inspired to increase the street appeal of your home or business. Information on Timber Entrance Doors Information on Aluminium Clad Entrance Doors
Room comfort and larger openings

Room comfort and larger openings

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Many factors and functions make a space: security, comfort, health, aesthetics, sustainability, energy efficiency and much more. But the focus is always on people. Windows are part of what makes spaces become alive and people feel comfortable in them. Living spaces. The TITAN hardware by Siegenia (Germany) is a new comfort element in Paarhammer windows. It includes a mechanical closure support that makes it easier to close the window, particularly in the case of large and heavy sashes. The additional comfort stay reduces the amount of effort required to close the sash from the tilt position due to integrated cushioning.
Triple Glazing - Even Better

Triple Glazing - Even Better

Monday, May 27, 2019

The trend for even better energy efficient buildings led Paarhammer to ever more research and development. And it seems clients appreciate it. While a large part of the window industry is still struggling to accommodate double glazing – often into existing frames which are not made to carry the extra weight – clients want more. Just in the last few months a number of orders placed at Paarhammer specified that even triple glazing with clear glass was not enough. Hence the new combination on offer is triple glazing with Viridian LightBridge; Low-E in the Architectural Timber or composite Wood-Alu Range.
Optimum Window Placement

Optimum Window Placement

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

An important aspect in building, renovating or extending are windows and doors. Not only can they define the outside of your home but they are also important to the way you use each room. They let in natural light, allow for a view, and how you interact with the outdoors. Living areas facing north If at all possible orientate your living areas towards the north. Then add large windows to get the best natural light with the biggest amount of solar heat gain in winter and heat protection in summer. This will allow the sun in to warm up your
Cyclone Proof Windows

Cyclone Proof Windows

Monday, April 08, 2019

Recently Paarhammer had their Wood-Alu composite window tested, and achieved the highest rating for windows with N6, C4 (general) and N5, C3 (corner) with the Ultimate Limit State Pressure Testing result at +5900 Pa and -5900 Pa. This test as per Australian Standard AS2047-2014 covers Structural Deflection, Air Infiltration, Water Penetration Resistance and Ultimate Strength, and was performed by a NATA-accredited testing facility in Melbourne. Under the National Construction Code (NCC), the Building Code of Australia (BCA) is a set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings throughout Australia. It allows for variations in climate, and geological
New barrier-free door threshold

New barrier-free door threshold

Monday, February 04, 2019

External hinged doors with a level threshold that stop drafts would be the ideal in many situations. No door draft stoppers - or fabric door snakes - just a perfect level seal to keep out drafts, noise and water. This is now possible with the new patented barrier-free magnetic threshold by Alumat-Frey GmbH, Germany. How does the barrier free door threshold work? When the door is closed, 2 double seals with silicone contact in the threshold are automatically attracted to the 2 magnetic strips at the bottom of the door. The seals come up from the level threshold, meet the
Bushfire Compliance

Bushfire Compliance

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Flame Zone (BAL-FZ) product testing requires successful completion of the AS1530.8.2-2007 test. This test has a 30 minute furnace cycle and a 60 minute cooling down cycle in which the product still has to keep its integrity. Part of the test is also a radiant heat requirement of a maximum of 15kW/m2 on the inside. Paarhammer BAL-FZ products showed a heat flux on the non-fire side of between 1kW/m2 and 2kW/m2 in the test, depending on the product. This is just 1/10th of the allowed radiant heat. To put this into perspective, naked skin can tolerate 5kW/m2 for approximately 10 seconds

Bi-fold Doors to open up your house

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bi-fold doors in a variety of configurations and up to 10 metre wide can open up your home for perfect summer entertaining. No bending down or stretching up to open or close shoot-bolts, all you do is turn a handle on every second door for easy operation. Watch this video to see how. For more information please see: Architectural Timber Range - Bi-fold Doors link

Sliding Doors for Entertaining

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Paarhammer sliding doors are available in a variety of configurations, ranges and sizes including corner sliders, stacker sliders and giant sliders. View this video to get ideas for your own build and imagine how your indoor outdoor summer entertaining could be.  For more information on the variety of sliding doors (and other doors) please see: Architectural Timber Range Komfort+ Timber Range Wood-Alu Range
Coastal Solutions

Coastal Solutions

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

If you are lucky enough to build near the coast, there are a few things to consider, e.g. do all your building materials stand up to strong winds bringing salt and sand to your front door? Higher levels of alkaline, moisture, salt and corrosive deposits can significantly affect the performance and lifespan of windows and doors. The combination of salt, humidity and wind eat away at all unprepared materials. Hardware for coastal locations For coastal locations, Paarhammer use the Titan AF range of hardware from the German company Siegenia (sold in Australia by Siegware), with the E-look finish. With a