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Bushfire Safety

FLAWS IN BUSHFIRE BUILDING REGULATIONS:

A planning expert has warned that houses in  bushfire-ravaged towns should not be rebuilt   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-06/bushfire-ravaged-towns-should-not-be-rebuilt-expert-warns/8166178 Anyone planning to build, rebuild, retrofit or repair home to be bushfire resistant needs to be aware of the failings in the relevant building regulations … Continue reading

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Bushfire safe gardens – points to ponder

CORE DANGER/SAFETY FACTS OF FIRES IN VEGETATION: • the more dense the vegetation, the more intense the fire. • the more intense the fire, the more radiant heat, flames & ember shower • the more radiant heat, flames & embers, … Continue reading

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Official bushfire safety advice admitted incorrect

The Country Fire Authority Victoria has admitted that some bushfire safety advice in its publications is incorrect. The Authority has thanked me for bringing these errors to its attention, and undertaken to appoint staff to correct them. Chief Officer Steve Warrington has … Continue reading

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Bushfire building regulations’ failings

ABC News picture: Some high BAL-rated homes burnt down in Wye River during the 2015 Christmas Day fires. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-11/bushfire-codes-hampering-rebuilding-efforts-on-great-ocean-road/7834016 Nine months after the 2015 Christmas day bushfire destroyed 116 houses in South-west Victoria’s seaside Wye River and Separation Creek, no … Continue reading

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An inexpensive way to ember-proof

  A relatively easy and inexpensive way to ember-proof your home in preparation for the bushfire season is this new, Australian Standards approved product FIRESHIELD FIRE RENDER FIRESHIELD FIRE RENDER, installed over existing cladding, it protects homes from both ember … Continue reading

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Your home or your life – not automatic alternatives.

Recent newsaper quote from bushfire evacuee: ‘It was time to get out, it’s not worth your life” THE SAVING OF YOUR HOME OR YOUR LIFE IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC ALTERNATIVE. The fear that protecting your home necessarily endangers you is … Continue reading

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New protection from embers and flames

If you are needing to repair or rebuild after bushfires, a new, Australian Standards approved product could be very helpful. Fireshield Fire Render, newly granted BAL-FZ accreditation, is designed to protect homes from both ember entry and flame impact. As a … Continue reading

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