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Building in a bushfire zone

November 2016 : 

There’s no need to compromise style for functionality.

BUILDING IN A BUSHFIRE ZONE

When building or renovating a house, construction methods, design and bushfire action plans are all important considerations, as is the choice of building materials. But building in a bushfire prone area doesn’t mean that homeowners need to compromise style for functionality.

Homes built in bushfire areas must comply with Australian Standard AS3959-2009, which was put in place to improve the construction of buildings in designated bushfire prone areas and to withstand attacks from external fires. Therefore materials selected for the build or renovation need to be tested and certified bushfire rated. Homeowners in bushfire areas can still enjoy the freedom of stylish entry doors with BAL40 rated doors.

There are six levels of the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings with BAL40 assigned to very high risk zones, the second highest level overall, with BAL FZ – Fire Zone being the highest level. Traditional building materials such as timber doors and door frames that have been tested to meet the radiant heat and flame exposure requirements of the Australian Standard AS1530.8.1-2007 are suitable for use in bushfire prone areas. Corinthian Doors’ entry door system meets all regulatory requirements for building in bushfire zones up to BAL40

Corinthian Doors’ BAL40 entry door system includes the door, frame, hinges, seals, handle and lock.

Pair the BAL40 rated door with an Enviro-seal frame, which is fitted with fire retardant bulb seals that insulate the entrance from wind, noise, water, air and fire around all four side of the door when closed. The BAL40 Enviro-seal frame also features an aluminium self-draining sill, which conducts rain away from the door.

Corinthian has a wide range of bushfire rated exterior doors that offer sharp architectural aesthetics and the flexibility to create a stylish and functional entrance. There are 15 crafted designs available with choices of routed horizontal or vertical panel designs that suit any home’s style from grand to heritage, country to contemporary. Glazing options and door hardware choices also offer an individual design element.

The BAL40 entrance door range from Corinthian also boasts high acoustic absorbing properties, so that sound transmission and noise penetration from external sources is significantly reduced. With enhanced insulation performance due to the silicon bulb seal between the door and the frame, the thermal efficiency ensures comfort throughout the year, reducing the reliance on heating and cooling appliances, creating a more comfortable and energy efficient home.

“The entrance door can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a home. Building in a bushfire zone doesn’t mean you have to compromise on aesthetics or functionality,” says Athina Solomou, National Marketing Manager, Corinthian Doors. “Our fire resistant materials used in BAL 40 doors can be used across a range of entrance doors, so you can select a stylish design knowing that is has all the properties that are important to homeowners who choose to live in bush surrounds.”

1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM - Corinthian Doors

November 2016 : 

There’s no need to compromise style for functionality.

BUILDING IN A BUSHFIRE ZONE

When building or renovating a house, construction methods, design and bushfire action plans are all important considerations, as is the choice of building materials. But building in a bushfire prone area doesn’t mean that homeowners need to compromise style for functionality.

Homes built in bushfire areas must comply with Australian Standard AS3959-2009, which was put in place to improve the construction of buildings in designated bushfire prone areas and to withstand attacks from external fires. Therefore materials selected for the build or renovation need to be tested and certified bushfire rated. Homeowners in bushfire areas can still enjoy the freedom of stylish entry doors with BAL40 rated doors.

There are six levels of the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings with BAL40 assigned to very high risk zones, the second highest level overall, with BAL FZ – Fire Zone being the highest level. Traditional building materials such as timber doors and door frames that have been tested to meet the radiant heat and flame exposure requirements of the Australian Standard AS1530.8.1-2007 are suitable for use in bushfire prone areas. Corinthian Doors’ entry door system meets all regulatory requirements for building in bushfire zones up to BAL40

Corinthian Doors’ BAL40 entry door system includes the door, frame, hinges, seals, handle and lock.

Pair the BAL40 rated door with an Enviro-seal frame, which is fitted with fire retardant bulb seals that insulate the entrance from wind, noise, water, air and fire around all four side of the door when closed. The BAL40 Enviro-seal frame also features an aluminium self-draining sill, which conducts rain away from the door.

Corinthian has a wide range of bushfire rated exterior doors that offer sharp architectural aesthetics and the flexibility to create a stylish and functional entrance. There are 15 crafted designs available with choices of routed horizontal or vertical panel designs that suit any home’s style from grand to heritage, country to contemporary. Glazing options and door hardware choices also offer an individual design element.

The BAL40 entrance door range from Corinthian also boasts high acoustic absorbing properties, so that sound transmission and noise penetration from external sources is significantly reduced. With enhanced insulation performance due to the silicon bulb seal between the door and the frame, the thermal efficiency ensures comfort throughout the year, reducing the reliance on heating and cooling appliances, creating a more comfortable and energy efficient home.

“The entrance door can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a home. Building in a bushfire zone doesn’t mean you have to compromise on aesthetics or functionality,” says Athina Solomou, National Marketing Manager, Corinthian Doors. “Our fire resistant materials used in BAL 40 doors can be used across a range of entrance doors, so you can select a stylish design knowing that is has all the properties that are important to homeowners who choose to live in bush surrounds.”