Choose Fire Resistance

If you are planning to renovate or build in a bushfire-prone area, or simply want to increase the bushfire performance afforded to your home, Australian steel products like COLORBOND® can be a key part of your bushfire design solution.

Roofing, walling, gutters and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel may be used as part of a compliant system in bushfire-prone areas, including in the most extreme BAL-FZ (Bushfire Attack Level – Flame Zone) as defined in AS 3959:2018.

The CSIRO’s research and investigation into the performance of residential boundary fencing in a bushfire found that “a steel fence offers greater protection to people’s homes against bushfire than other alternative materials because of its non-combustibility. Of the different materials tested, pre-painted and metallic-coated sheet steel performed best under all exposure conditions and in particular when faced with a 30 minute flame immersion test used to simulate potential effects of an adjacent house fire, which is common during bushfire events.”