Paarhammer windows have helped the Nishi Complex achieve an 8 star NaTHERS rating. The mixed use development of the 15 storey NewActon Nishi Complex in Canberra is now completed. The hotel provides beautiful accommodation and event and conference facilities. The apartments offer sophisticated sustainable living.

Nishi represents a significant advance in environmental sustainable design. Every aspect of Nishi’s originally Japanese-inspired design has been considered so that tenants can benefit from its innovative solar heat retention principles.

Nishi delivers an average 8 star NaTHERS rating as well as providing the highest rated appliances, fixtures & fittings. These standout design features make it Canberra’s most sustainable mixed-use building complex. Designed by world-noted architects, Suppose Design Office (Tokyo) and Fender Katsalidis Architects (Melbourne) in conjunction with engineering consultant group, ARUP (London).

Dual aspect design in the apartment allows for natural ventilation through openable windows and doors. All windows have 2 opening tilt positions for regular as well as increased ventilation. Paarhammer made almost 200 windows, fixed glazing and glazed doors for the project. The timber used was FSC certified Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) which was not treated and will therefore age to a natural grey colour. High performance glazing reduces heat loss by 70% and improves thermal comfort while maximising daylight transmission.

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Visit the Paarhammer team on stand C04 during the Build & Renovating Expo from 4-6 July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

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