Trend Windows & Doors recently re-commenced testing of BAL-40 (Bushfire Attack Level) bushfire windows and doors for use in high risk bushfire areas.

The company has had an ongoing programme of intensive research, development and extensive testing of bushfire windows and doors for over 7 years. Their aim is to continue testing until they have developed the most cost affordable window and door systems capable of withstanding the absolute extremes of bushfire attack.

In this latest stage, Trend examined a number of new products that passed the AS1530.8.1 BAL-40 testing at the Melbourne Exova Warrington Testing facility, including the latest Trend thermAL hybrid range of energy efficient double glazed windows and doors.

Designed specifically for 6 Star residential construction, Trend thermal windows and doors are utilise the strength of Aluminium combined with ERP, a patented Rigid Extruded Polymer, to create a highly energy efficient product with the capacity to withstand harsh Australian climates.

This development expands the range of tested and rated BAL-40 and BAL-FZ products from Trend, which includes the existing extensive offer of the Xtreme Range of products tested and rated up to BAL-40 and BAL-FZ.

Products passed to BAL-40 in this round of testing include:

  • Trend thermal awning and casement
  • Trend thermal Crestlite fixed window with 24mm, 5mm/14mm air/5mm double glazed toughened glass combinations
  • Trend thermal hinged door with 26mm, 6mm/14mm air/6mm double glazed toughened glass combinations
  • Trend 48mm sliding and awning windows with 5mm toughened glass