How will a BAL rating affect my house design?

Posted by Nathan Peart on Feb 14, 2019 1:11:35 PM

So you are building a house in a Bushfire Prone area and now you are wondering what that may mean for the future of your home or project. How much will it cost and what changes do you need to make?

 

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Topics: BAL, BAL Report, bal level, as3959, as 3595, Bushfire Management Plan, BMP, Construction requirements, BAL Costs

How a BAL rating is calculated

Posted by Nathan Peart on Feb 13, 2019 9:02:35 AM

In our previous articles we have discussed what a BAL rating is. If you haven't seen that article you can read it here:  What is a BAL rating. But you may ask, how is a BAL rating calculated?

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Topics: BAL, BAL Report, bal level, as3959, as 3595, FDI, Vegetation

What is a BAL Rating?

Posted by Nathan Peart on Feb 12, 2019 1:06:05 PM

A Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment is a means of measuring the severity of a building's potential exposure to the  three different ways a bushfire can attack a property -  ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. To learn more about how these can impact a property see our article here:  How a Bushfire attacks your home.

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Topics: BAL, BAL Report, bal level, as3959