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Summary of our mesh products compliance with AS Australia has a long history of bushfires endangering properties all across the country. Protecting existing, established homes from the onset of bushfire attacks was and still is the responsibility of the owner or occupier. In more recent times the state fire authorities have published recommendations for how to best prepare for bushfire attacks and all of them indentify the importance of ensuring the roof guttering systems are clear and free of leaf litter and debris. Some state fire authorities go a step further and also suggest that "quality metal leaf guards" be fitted.

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This Standard incorporates Amendment No. The changes required by the Amendment are indicated in the text by a marginal bar and amendment number against the clause, note, table, figure or part thereof affected. This Edition incorporates the following changes: This is a free 10 page sample. These categories are based on heat flux exposure thresholds see Table 3. The slope of ground has also been clarified in Section 2 and a description and measurement of slope is included in Clause 2.

This Edition takes into consideration building elements and materials that have been subjected to established test methods, such as AS Standards Australia technical committee FP, Fire Safety, has developed test methods exclusively for materials and elements of construction in bushfire-prone areas, namely, AS Part 8. Concessions for non-exposed facades are included A2 in Section 3.

The Committee will be asked to review this Standard, including Flame Zone construction, in light of relevant outcomes of the Victorian Royal Commission into the February bushfires. Research from the bushfires will assist the committee in making improvements to subsequent editions of this Standard. The appropriateness of the test criteria for the risk is under consideration. This Edition provides information concerning storage of combustible materials in the subfloor space.

Research and development for the assessment of a bushfire attack, together with specific construction requirements, are continuing and the results are being considered by the Committee for inclusion in a future edition of the Standard. Notes and commentaries The use of Notes in this Standard is of an advisory nature only. They provide explanations and guidance on recommended design consideration or technical procedures, as well as an informative cross-reference to other documents or publications.

This Standard incorporates a Commentary on some clauses. The Commentary is for information only and does not need to be followed for compliance with the Standard.

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Australian Standard AS 3959 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas - Western Australia

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As 3959-2009 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire-prone Areas


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