Australia’s hot, dry climate and vast bushland makes bushfires a common occurrence across the country. In the face of an annual average of more than 50,000 bushfire events and with many of Australia’s population living in close proximity to bushland, the design and construction industry must take active measures to protect homes from fire damage to minimise the safety risk to people and the built environment. With experts forecasting even longer fire seasons due to the changing climate and rising temperatures, it has never been more critical for designers, architects and specifiers to have a clear understanding of how to comply with Australia’s complex fire safety regulations.

'Building safe homes in bushfire prone areas' is a concise, easy-to-follow guide for industry professionals designing homes in bushfire prone areas. To begin, the whitepaper explains the Bushfire Attack Level rating system and its practical application, before exploring the use of aluminium as a means of delivering fire-resistant homes. It then provides guidelines for compliance with the relevant Australian Standards and regulations, before introducing the next generation of high quality, fully compliant aluminium cladding systems designed to withstand Australia’s harsh weather conditions.

Since 1997, Wintec Systems has supplied the local market with high performance aluminium products that deliver function, style and innovation. Designed, tested and manufactured in Australia, Wintec products offer attractive, contemporary design and a high quality finish that is compliant with all relevant Australian Standards.

Download this whitepaper and discover how efficient specification can deliver safe, fire resistant homes in the Australian bushland.