BAL-40 TESTED WINDOWS & DOORS
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AWS supplies Australia's largest range of BAL-40 rated windows and doors. AWS has developed and tested a range of windows and doors certified to meet Australian requirements.
If you currently live, or plan to build, in a bushfire prone area, there are precautions you can take to protect your home and maximise your safety, including utilising BAL-40 windows and doors.
There are tough requirements regarding the compliance of BAL-40 windows and doors set out by the Australian Standard AS 3959. Ensure your windows comply.
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For homes in the highest bushfire attack level (BAL-FZ) AWS systems must be combined with a BAL-FZ compliant shutter system in order to comply with regulation.
Building in a Bushfire Zone
Many Australian homes are located in areas prone to bushfire attack. Changes to the BCA in 2011 have increased the stringency around the selection of windows and doors (along with other building materials) for new build or renovation projects in bushfire prone areas. These changes are intended to reduce the risk of loss of life or damage to property in bushfire-prone areas.
If you currently live, or plan to build, in a bushfire-prone area, there are many precautions you can take to help protect your home and maximise your safety.
Key steps include ensuring an appropriate building site location, using suitable building materials, ensuring proximity to independent water sources, managing the vegetation surrounding the building and clearing debris close to the building. It is also important to ensure your property is accessible for emergency vehicles.
AWS has developed and tested a range of Elevate™ Aluminium windows and doors certified to meet the requirements for windows in a BAL-40 zone. These products are engineered, tested and certified to withstand the conditions likely to occur in a BAL-40 zone and are designed to help you protect your home whilst still delivering unprecedented style, efficiency and functionality for your lifestyle.