What to Consider When Purchasing Windows & Doors

Whether it’s 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 like frame material, glass performance, bushfire compliance, personal preferences like sliding doors or bi-fold doors, and of course where the project is situated.

The following is a checklist which can be used as a start for window and door purchasing:

Are you:

Building a new home

Extending and / or renovating

Which weather conditions are your windows and doors exposed to?

Coastal vicinity

Inland regions / hot and dry climate

Mountainous regions / cold and wet climate

Bushfire prone areas

What is your most pressing concern?

Reducing noise

Increasing energy efficiency

Increasing security

Increasing comfort

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

Picture / fixed



Clerestory – tilt



Additional features required:

Lockable handles

Barrier free threshold

Large openings

Motorisation / Automation


Paarhammer products:

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 ensures 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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