Bushfires in Australia are almost a common occurrence during the hotter months due to Australia’s hot and dry climate. The Alspec BAL40 aluminium range has been designed to withstand temperatures of up to 40kW without failure to the glazing system while complying with AS2047. Protection from ember attack and burning debris preventing internal ignition to the building prevents possible loss of homes from the start. A range of window and door handles, including ventlocks, security and fall prevention screens along with double glaze glass options for energy requirements or acoustic barriers are some of the additional features available to the complete Alspec BAL40 product range in catering for all requirements beyond bushfires. To view a list of BAL40 compliant products visit the brochures section.
With self-extinguishing FSC-certified Manilkara timber frames together with Schott Pyranova glass and special seals, Paarhammer has achieved the so far unachievable: BAL-FZ windows and doors that do not need shutters. All Paarhammer Flame Zone products have been tested and approved to Australian Standards AS3959-2009 and AS1530.8.2 by NATA-accredited Exova Warringtonfire.
Paarhammer tilt and turn windows, French doors, fixed glass units and sliding doors are double glazed for highest energy efficiency in addition to bushfire safety. One pane of the glass unit in BAL-FZ products has an invisible intumescent layer which acts like a heat blanket in case of fire, thereby reducing heat transfer to around 6kwh, less than half the 15kwh allowed for in the Australian Standards.
All windows and doors are custom made, and we are able to achieve a consistent appearance of the home while combining higher and lower rated BAL products.
Residential or commercial clients can rest easy with Paarhammer fire rated windows for shared or adjoining walls. Accredited in accordance with the Australian Standard AS1530.4-2005, these 60-minute fire windows are made from FSC certified Manilkara Bidentata (Pacific Jarrah) timber combined with Schott Pyran S® glass, and feature intumescent seals.
Multi-pane systems are available with mullion and transom. Frames can be ordered oiled or factory finished in a colour of your choice.
Please contact Paarhammer for more information on 03 5368 1999 or 1300 655 920.