For many Australians, understanding bushfire ratings is an important but easily overlooked issue in window and door selection. Moving away from the short winter days through to the longer, warmer ones can be an unhappy time – less time is spent cuddled up in bed and more time is spent trying to stay cool in the relentless Aussie heat.
Regardless of whether the warmer months appeal to you or not, there’s one thing that the warmer months’ always signal; the inherent risk of bushfire season.
This can be particularly worrying around bushland regions of Australia including heavily populated areas such as The Adelaide Hills. Changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) were implemented in 2011, with the hopes of increasing the protection of homes located bushfire prone areas. These changes aim to increase the stringency … Read More »