Some of the precautions include screens for both doors and windows and their frames and mesh must be made of certain materials that have particular levels of resistance to bushfires.
As it happens, in cases of up to and including BAL 19 our standard timber and mesh meets the Australian Standard requirements. For any BAL above 19, we can still assist you by utilising timbers and mesh that are even more bushfire resistant. Such as Merbau and stainless steel mesh.
And, it is not only doors and windows that we can help with. We can also supply and install timber framed and meshed panels that are fitted to the ground level of multi storey buildings with open access underneath.
In all of these cases, it is Ember attacks that we are attempting to curtail.
In fact, some customers ask for their fire rated Window Flyscreens or Panels to be removable and they only install them during the hotter periods and remove them during the cooler ones. (Applicable to situations when the screens are not mandated by law).
Protect your home and family with Timber framed flyscreens. The Fire rated screens look no different than standard Flyscreen Windows and Doors, as our screens already meet many BAL requirements. Whether you use Aluminium or Light Stainless Steel mesh, the transparency rate, wire gauge and aperture is identical. Therefore, your external views are not diminished.
In addition to offering natural timbers with inherent properties which are even more bushfire resistant, other options include –
Timber impregnated with fire retardant chemicals
Application of fire retardant coatings or substrates