Whether for a new build or a renovation, windows and doors can be quite an investment and it is important to get it right the first time to enjoy increased comfort and low energy bills for many years to come.
A number of factors can influence your window and door choice such as frame material, glass performance, bushfire compliance, personal preferences including sliding doors or bi-fold doors, and of course, the location of the project.
The following is a checklist, which can be used as a start for window and door purchasing:
Building a new home?
Extending and/or renovating?
Which weather conditions are your windows and doors exposed to?
Inland regions/ hot and dry climate
Mountainous regions/ cold and wet climate
Bushfire prone areas
What is your most pressing concern?
Increasing energy efficiency
Which direction do the majority of your windows and doors face?
East, west, north, south
Which window and door material do you prefer?
Wood-Alu composite (timber interior/ aluminium exterior)
Which doors do you prefer?
Which windows do you prefer?
Tilt & turn
Clerestory – tilt
Additional features required:
Barrier free threshold
A variety of product ranges is available to suit any situation from bushfire to Passive House, economical primed timber to sophisticated architectural expressions, or the low maintenance composite wood-alu, all either double or triple glazed and custom made to your specifications.
Choose from options including timbers, glazing, hardware and handles, flyscreens, automation etc.
Since 1990, Australian-made Paarhammer windows and doors have been setting the benchmark in energy efficiency in Australia. Outstanding quality, security and design flexibility ensure architects, developers and homeowners achieve superior results and energy ratings.
For all your window and door enquiries, please visit www.paarhammer.com.au.
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