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    Paarhammer Bushfire Safe Range (BAL-FZ compliant)

    Combine design freedom with fire safety in bushfire prone areas with Paarhammer Bushfire Safe timber windows, doors, and sliding doors. Compliant for all Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs), including BAL-FZ, without shutters.

    Paarhammer Bushfire Safe windows and doors are tested to, and are compliant with, Australian Standards AS 3959-2018, AS 1530.8.1, and AS 1530.8.2 (and AS 3959-2009) by NATA-accredited Exova Warringtonfire. This range is approved and compliant for the highest Bushfire Attack Level BAL-FZ (Flame Zone), and all products are accompanied by compliance certification.

    In 2011 Paarhammer began manufacturing the Bushfire Safe Range of windows & doors. With FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) timber frames, and Schott Pyranova® glass and special seals, compliance is achieved without the need for shutters. 

    All Paarhammer products are double glazed for highest energy efficiency, and one pane of the glass unit in BAL-FZ products comes from Germany, is 14mm thick and has clear intumescent layers which act like a heat blanket in case of fire, thereby reducing heat transfer to around 6kwh, less than half the 15kwh allowed for in the Australian Standard.

    This was recognized by the Australian Windows Association (AWA) by awarding Paarhammer with ‘Most Innovative Window System’ for 2012. This award came shortly after being top of the Industry Section at the Victorian Fire Awareness Awards by the Department of Sustainability.

    Tilt & turn windows, fixed glass units, hinged doors, entrance doors, sliding doors, stacker doors, and French doors are available to withstand temperatures exceeding 850 degrees over 30 minutes with a cooling down period of 1 hour - thus achieving the required Australian Standards AS 3959-2018 and AS 1530.8.2. Tests performed by NATA accredited Exova-Warringtonfire.

    Paarhammer Bushfire Safe BAL-FZ products are highly energy efficient, provide excellent sound protection, and feature precision made German hardware with multi-point metal-to-metal security locking. Suitable for any design, modern or traditional, BAL-FZ tested and approved timber windows and doors are custom made locally to your specifications (within size limitations), and are available oiled to enhance the natural rich reddish colour or in a range of stained or solid finishes. Made in Victoria and available Australia wide.

    Also available, Paarhammer -/60/- Fire Rated Party Wall Windows for shared or adjoining walls. This fire safety product is a great solution to prevent the spread of fire between buildings.

    Whatever the bushfire rating, architects, builders, developers and owners can now rest assured that Paarhammer products achieve the highest energy ratings while providing maximum safety and peace of mind.

    Product Features:

    • Double glazing
    • FSC® certified timber
    • Low VOC oiled or painted finish
    • Multi-point locking system


    • BAL-40 & BAL-FZ fire safety compliance
    • Shutter free
    • High energy efficiency
    • Draft free
    • Noise reduction
    • Sliding doors with step free access, variety of configurations 
    • Australian made
    • Made to order

    Paarhammer have developed four product ranges - the energy efficient Architectural Timber Range, the best of both worlds Wood-Alu Range, the tested and compliant Bushfire Safe Range (up to and including BAL-FZ), and the economical Komfortline Range. Each range presents a practical solution while delivering high performing windows and doors with superior results.

    Green Credentials:

    Paarhammer Bushfire Safe products are double glazed for the highest energy efficiency. Deeply committed to a sustainable future, Paarhammer uses selected FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified Manilkara Bidentata timbers and Paarhammer has been FSC® Chain-of-Custody certified since 2008. The products are made in sustainable manufacturing facilities with light, solar, water, and waste management systems.

    For more information please contact Paarhammer on 1300 655 920.


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