Living in the Australian bush offers a lifestyle beyond compare. But the threat of bushfires is never far from your doorstep and needs to be considered when building or renovating in such an idyllic setting.
Safety must always come first. With this in mind, Airlite has developed – and extensively tested – a premium range of windows and doors certified to meet BAL40, and available in cedar, aluminium and merbau. The range also eliminates the need for bulky shutters, fire curtains or screens on fixed glazing.
For more information download the Airlite Bushfire product brochure or consult a Airlite sales representative.
The 2010 BCA and amended AS3959 cover all aspects of the external built environment, including windows and doors. AS3959 outlines different construction practices and building materials for five bushfire hazard levels, known as Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs).
BAL 12.5: Low
BAL 19: Moderate
BAL 29: High
BAL 40: Very high
BAL FZ: Flame zone
Airlite Bushfire Protection Range
To determine your home’s BAL rating and any special requirements for building in your area, consult your local council, government or local fire authority.
Once you have your BAL rating, you can trust Airlite to deliver windows and doors to suite your requirements without compromise.
Airlite bushfire rated windows and doors underwent stringent requirements complying with AS3959 and AS1530.8.1 testing criteria. All tested products conducted by CSIRO and certified up to BAL 40.