Our Sydney products are extensively tested for bushfires, radiant heat and ember attack. We have a specific range of products that are tested by the CSIRO in respect of clause 14.4 of the building code AS1530.8.1-2007 criteria. Our bushfire proof shutters undergo simulated testing exposure. In these tests, they are subjected to fire conditions consistent with subjecting a home to maximum radiant heat load that a property is expected to withstand during a bush fire hazard.
Without a genuine bushfire, heat and ember resistant products to protect your window, it is common knowledge that even hot embers gathering around the window sill will contribute to ignition of the entire building. Homes that withstood the recent large scale bushfires in NSW, VIC and other parts of Australia are witness to this.
The Australian Bushfire Construction Standard AS3959-2009 is now the minimum building standard for homes and commercial buildings in bushfire prone areas. This is mandatory compliance in most parts of Australia. If you are unsure, speak to one of our friendly Sydney based customer service staff at Empire Sydney who are more than happy to assist.