Peace of mind for Victorian Homeowners.
Stegbar launches new performance tested range of bushfire rated windows
Leading Australian window and door manufacturer Stegbar is helping homeowners in Victoria living in bushfire zones take the anxiety out of summer with the launch of an extensively tested range of windows and doors that meet and exceed all Australian standards and ratings for bushfire resistance.
In response to the tragic 2009 Black Saturday fires in Victoria, Australian Standard 3959 (AS3959) was updated and the Building Code of Australia changed to reference the new standard in May 2010. The principal changes to AS3959 included new building and construction requirements for bushfire prone areas covering all aspects of the external built environment, including windows and doors. On September 8 this year new building regulations for construction in bushfire prone areas in Victoria were introduced, replacing interim regulations and including updated bushfire prone area maps for Victoria.
This means that most new homes in Victoria must meet AS3959 requirements and all new homes in bushfire prone areas must be built to a minimum Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of BAL 12.5 to ensure some protection from embers.
JELD-WEN Australia’s Director of Marketing Bruce Tosello said:
“For many Australians, choosing to build their home near or amongst bushland provides a peaceful and picturesque setting for most of the year. However, the ever present threat of bushfires in this country as we have all seen can quickly turn otherwise tranquil surroundings into lurking danger and a source of stress for homeowners.”
Stegbar’s new range combines innovative design with stringent construction controls and quality components and materials, all complying with AS3959 and Australian Standard 1530.8.1 (AS1530.8.1) specifications, and has been independently tested by the CSIRO.
Stegbar’s bushfire rated windows and doors come in both timber and aluminium construction, give homeowners some peace of mind against the threat of ember attack from bushfires, and eliminate the need for bulky shutters, fire curtains or screens on fixed glazing.
“While our BAL40 performance tested range provides home owners both a timber and aluminium window and door solution for areas that carry this high BAL rating, our standard range of timber windows and doors have been tested
to meet the performance requirements in BAL12.5 and BAL19 areas,” said Bruce.
“This means that you don’t have to compromise on your aesthetic choice, and don’t have to pay a premium just because you choose to live in an area that has been designated a bushfire prone zone by the recent regulatory changes.”
To determine a home’s BAL rating and any special building requirements for in a particular area, builders and homeowners must consult their local council or local fire authority.
Once homeowners have their BAL rating, they can trust Stegbar to ensure their windows and doors meet all regulatory requirements for both bushfire and energy efficiency, while not compromising on aesthetics or functionality.
To find out more about bushfire planning and building in Victoria visit the Department of Planning and Community Development,
Homeowners can find out more information about Stegbar’s bushfire rated windows and doors at http://www.stegbar.com.au/products/windows_and_doors/timber/bushfire-protection or call 1800 681 168
from anywhere in Victoria and be connected to their nearest Stegbar Display Centre.
JELD-WEN Australia is back on The Block!
The fourth series of The Block premiered on Monday 20 June on the Nine Network with Scott Cam back as host.
A few new twists and turns bring a new flavour to the show which has previously focused on four couples renovating apartment blocks in suburbs around Sydney. This year The Block has moved to the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond where four run-down workers cottages located side-by-side are waiting for the contestants to transform.
JELD-WEN Australia products have featured in every series to date and this series will be no different with our products playing a starring role throughout the series.
Check back each week for details on the JELD-WEN Australia products chosen by the contestants and used in each house.
Newly renovated display centre, Stegbar Rowville
Well, after months of planning, designing & construction, our Rowville display centre is now open to provide you with a bright, comfortable location for you to envision your building and renovation ideas.
Our new display will give an inspiring experience with the latest trends and designs to suit your project needs.
We have a wide range of products on display from cedar to aluminium windows and doors, showerscreens, wardrobes, mirrors and coloured glass panels. You can talk to our friendly staff for advice about what products would be best for your project.
Whether you are embarking on a new building project or renovation to your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and storage requirements, we have the expertise to help you in any of these areas.
Our newly renovated Rowville display centre will certainly take the stress out of your shopping experience and make it more enjoyable.
Address: 949 Stud Road Rowville VIC
Call: (03) 9765 3500
Stegbar in Tasmania
Now Tasmanians can deal directly with Stegbar – no distributors in the middle. Whether you are building a new home, renovating or adding an extension Stegbar is now here to help. Our extensive range of windows and doors are quality guaranteed and sure to exceed your style and design expectation.
Save yourself from a renovation nightmare and contact our Tasmanian representative Graeme Atkins on 0420 942 498 or email email@example.com
Window and door installation and replacement is simple with Stegbar, our service is dedicated to taking the stress out of buying and installing windows and doors.
You can find us at the Home Ideas Centre located in Hobart or Launceston, ask for Graeme Atkins.
Free call: 1800 681 168 l Mobile: 0420 942 498 l Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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