CAN A BOND HOME BE BUILT IN A BUSHFIRE AREA
Once we finalise the design of your new home, a site assessment will need to be undertaken to ascertain your property’s Bushfire Attack Level (BAL), which will determine the construction methods that must be used. The construction requirements will take into account a range of factors, including the Fire Danger Index, land slope and type of surrounding vegetation and it’s proximity to the building.
What is a Bushfire Area?
Bushfire Areas are indentified on bushfire prone land map which has been prepared for different areas throughout Victoria.
What is a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)?
A Bushfire Attack Level is a means of measuring the severity of a buildings potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact.
How many Bushfire Attack Levels are there?
There are six Bushfire Attack Levels: BAL-low; BAL-12.5; BAL-19; BAL-29; BAL-40 and BAL-FZ.
Building in a Bushfire Prone area introduces a number of additional design, specification and construction requirements. The table below indicates the bushfire attack levels of exposure.