Bush fires are one of the most spectacular and destructive natural forces in Australia and they continue to be a major threat to the community.

In response to devastating losses of life and property in past bush fire events, the latest release of the Australian Standard AS3959—Building in Bushfire Prone Areas has significant changes, bringing major change to construction of homes to be built in the future.

Wideline is a 100% Australian owned company and our products are designed to perform in the harshest Australian conditions. We can supply custom fit solutions for all bush fire attack levels as determined by AS3959 up to and including BAL-40.

When you are building or renovating, your level of bush fire risk will affect the development requirements. BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) Ratings are qualified as follows:

BAL-12.5  risk is primarily from potential embers during a fire.

BAL-19   increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers together with increasing heat flux between 12.5 and 19 kWm2.

BAL-29   increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers together with increasing heat flux between 19 and 29 kWm2.

BAL-40   increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers together with increasing heat flux and the increased likelihood of exposure to flames.

BAL-FZ   direct exposure to flames from fire front in addition to heat flux and ember attack

 

Wideline Windows & Doors BAL Ratings

Wideline products are tested and certified as follows:

Horizon Range

 BAL-12.5BAL-19BAL-29BAL-40
Awning Window
Double Hung Window
Fixlite Window
Sliding Window
Bi-Fold Door
Entry Door
Sliding Door
Stacking Door

Ascend Range

 BAL-12.5BAL-19BAL-29BAL-40
Awning Window
Casement Window
Fixlite Window
Louvre Window
Sliding Window
Sliding Door
Stacking Door

Paragon Range

 BAL-12.5BAL-19BAL-29BAL-40
Awning Window
Bi-Fold Window
Casement Window
Double Hung Window
Fixlite Window
Strut Window
Louvre Window
Sliding Window
Bi-Fold Door
Entry Door
Sliding Door
Stacking Door
Cavity Stacker Door

Natura Range

 BAL-12.5BAL-19BAL-29BAL-40
Awning WindowMerbauMerbauMerbau
Bi-Fold Window
Double Hung WindowMerbauMerbauMerbau
Fixlite WindowMerbauMerbauMerbau
Louvre WindowMerbauMerbau
Sliding WindowMerbauMerbauMerbau
Bi-Fold DoorMerbauMerbauMerbau
Entry DoorMerbauMerbauMerbau
Sliding DoorMerbauMerbauMerbau
Stacking DoorMerbauMerbauMerbau

Note:

All openings of a window must be screened with Aluminium, Bronze or Stainless Steel mesh.
No door screenings are required, however if door screen is external, mesh must be Aluminium, Bronze or Stainless Steel.
Any timber species or aluminium product can be used if completely protected by a bushfire shutter that is compliant with AS 1530.8.1-2018.

For full requirements of BAL compliant Hardware, Sealing and Glazing, please call our team on 1300 943 354 or use the online Enquiry form.

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