First Windows for BAL-FZ Flame Zone Living

First Windows for BAL-FZ Flame Zone Living from Paarhammer Pty Ltd

By: Paarhammer Pty Ltd  14-Dec-2011
Keywords: Security, Renovation, Glass Doors

   In a major technical breakthrough that could elevate bushfire safety to a new level, local multi-award winning regional timber window manufacturer Paarhammer has developed the first high quality window that does not require additional shutters or screens in Flame Zone designated areas.   
    Prior to this the Australian Standard for buildings in bushfire-prone areas (AS3959-2009 and AS1530.8.2.), only allowed windows combined with a screen system for buildings in the highest Bushfire Attack Level (BAL-FZ).   However after conducting extensive research Paarhammer Windows has developed their tilt  and turn timber window to withstand temperatures exceeding 850 degrees over 30 minutes with a cooling down period of one hour - thus achieving the required Australian Standard AS1530.8.2.   This astonishing result was achieved with locally sourced red ironbark timber and special double-glazing and seals.   
    Fire safety and risk testing to AS 3959-2009 and AS 1530.8.2 was conducted by NATA accredited Exova Warringtonfire Melbourne and the Paarhammer window passed beyond expectations.   Readings after the test showed the tilt and turn and locking operation in perfect working order. The inside of the window and weather seals showed no signs of the raging fire and heat of the test simulating the highest level of bushfire outside. Radiated heat through the window did not exceed 6kW, which is less than half of the 15kW allowed by the Australian Standard 3959-2009 and AS 1530.8.2.   
    “This development is very significant for people wanting to build in the highest bushfire prone area”, says Tony Paarhammer, “up to now there were no windows available at all for Flame Zone. We developed these in addition to our BAL-40 windows and FZ-shutters to help keep people and property save during bushfires.”

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