Forever House – Bushfire safe build


The inspiration for this beach house began with a 300 year old Moonah tree, a slightly sloping block, and a home that could take the clients well into the future. And it became known as ‘The Forever House’.

Located among vegetated sand dunes, house and nature are closely entwined. With a BAL-40 rating on the Moonah tree side of the house, the building needed to be not only high performing but also provide a fire-shield. Paarhammer Bushfire Safe windows and doors, combined with Viridian PyroGuard 40 double glazed units, provide peace of mind and enable the house and tree to coexist so closely.

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Paarhammer manufacture bushfire safe products for all Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs) up to and including BAL-FZ (Flame Zone). These fire resistant windows and doors have been tested to AS 1530.8.1-2007 and AS1530.8.2-2007 and meet the Australian Standards for Building in Bush-fire Prone Areas AS 3959-2009 and AS 3959-2018 without the need for shutters. All Paarhammer Bushfire Safe windows and doors come with compliance certification.

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A folded ceiling serves as a light-catcher in the main living/family room, and gives a pavilion feeling of openness along both main elevations. Ample light combined with the easily adjusted flow of sea breezes gives a relaxed holiday vibe.

In addition to highly energy efficient and bushfire safe windows and doors, the home has many sustainable features, including solar panels, a solar hydronic heat system, heat pumps for water, water tanks and fans. Featuring bluestone floors and concrete block walls, the house maintains a comfortable 22 deg C – no cooling needed.


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For all your window and door enquiries, please contact Paarhammer on 03 5368 1999.


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