Bushfire

In April 2016, the West Australian state government introduced an amendment to the Building Regulations 2012 requiring certain buildings to now be designed and constructed to reduce the risk of ignition from a bushfire. The applicable building standard – National Construction Code Volume One & Two – has contained provisions for Bushfire Attack Level assessment & construction in bushfire prone areas for some time, however, prior to April 2016 bushfire prone area land was never designated under a power of legislation in Western Australia.

Where land has been designated as bushfire prone by the Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner (Map of Bushfire Prone Area), the designation triggers the need for a Bushfire Attack Level Assessment (otherwise known as a BAL Report) to be completed by a suitably accredited assessor. The BAL Report assesses the potential for ignition caused by burning embers, radiant heat or flame generated by a bushfire and the intensity of the bushfire attack on the building. It then allocates an attack level in accordance with the determination criteria of AS 3959. Each attack level contains specific construction requirements to assist in improving the buildings ability to withstand attack from bushfire and provide some protection to the building occupants.

Specialised Building Solutions offers the below Bushfire Assessment services from a Level 1 accredited Bushfire Planning & Design assessor with Fire Protection Australia;

Our accredited bushfire assessors are committed to offering the highest quality of service, therefore by engaging us to complete your next bushfire assessment we guarantee…

  • We will provide preliminary advice on whether your property is located within a Bushfire Prone Area and whether the project is permitted to be exempt in accordance with the Building Regulations 2012.
  • We will provide advice on how to lower your Bushfire Attack Level risk and design feedback on how to reduce costs on construction.
  • Site specific construction specification is included in our BAL assessment.
  • We will never raise an issue without offering a solution!

If you would like more information on our Bushfire Assessment services, please see the below Frequently Asked Questions pages or give our Bushfire Assessors a call today on 0411 648 159!

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We want to make sure you have the support and information you need, whatever your project. You can arrange a no obligation discussion with us at anytime. Simply give us a call on the number at the bottom of the page or complete the form and remember to indicate whether you would like to take advantage of our FREE bushfire zone identification service!

Benefits of using SBS

The team at SBS are committed to the
highest quality service, therefore all services
include the below benefits;

  • Free Amendments
  • Quick Turnarounds
  • Expert advice from a Registered Builder
  • Streamlined retrospective approvals
  • Complete Certification Packages
  • 35 years industry experience

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