Glass is a major part of window and door products and of our daily work here at Paarhammer. But with its unparalleled versatility and technical capabilities, glass provides so much more to our society such as glass optical fibre, containers for life-saving medicine, optical glasses, support of solar cells, glass fibre, glass art and more. Therefore, the United Nations has decreed the year 2022 to be the Year of Glass.

As window makers, we require glass in sheets; first flat glass was used and later float glass. The float glass process was invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1952 and was introduced to Australia in 1974. This process now accounts for ninety percent of the world's flat glass.

Coatings such as Low E energy efficient glass are applied by advanced high temperature technology to the cooling ribbon of glass. Spacers are used to manufacture double or even triple glazing, which have airgaps between the sheets of glass that is now mostly filled with argon gas to provide better insulation properties. Normal single glass is a poor insulator and offers little resistance to the passage of heat or cold.

Paarhammer double glazed windows and doors feature glass, which consists of 2 panes (various glass combinations can be used) with a sealed space 12-20mm in between. This space is filled with argon gas. Our triple glazed products have 3 panes of glass (again, various glass combinations can be used) with two sealed spaces of 12-16mm each, argon gas filled.

Glazing Options

Paarhammer windows and doors can incorporate a broad range of glazing options with the most optimal airgaps to achieve the highest thermal and acoustic barriers through:

  • Double or triple glazing
  • Toughened, laminated and tinted
  • Low-E and the new soft coat Low-E (Viridian Lightbridge)
  • Soundproof glazing
  • High visibility - high shading
  • I-Glass for instant privacy
  • Incorporation of leadlight glass
  • Bushfire safe glass for safer living in BAL-40 and even BAL-FZ zones

All glass used by Paarhammer is sourced locally in Australia except BAL-FZ glass.

The International Year of Glass is celebrated with many events around the world including several in Australia.