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Bushfire Protection Mesh

BUSHFIRE MESH RANGE

Community buildings such as schools, hospitals, aged care facilities and child care centers are the backbone of a community, providing critical services and support to those who need it most. SSWM have been working with communities for over 10 years, by protecting and creating defensible space for critical community assets. Our experience and verified products are the reasons why our products are listed on local and state government tenders. Bushfire Mesh Shield is a product that meets the respective state guides for retrofitting buildings in bushfire prone areas. Meets the latest AS3959 requirements for BAL 12.5 to Flame Zone (FZ). Our product development team is constantly working with industry experts to design products that meet and exceed Australian standards. SSWM Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop range has been independently verified by CSIRO and meets the physical properties of AS3959- 2018:

STAINLESS STEEL SHIELD BUSHFIRE MESH

Reflect, absorb and diffuse with Bushfire Mesh Shield – protection against ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame.

FLEXI

Shield

SSWOB 01230

SSWOB 01230

FLEXI

Shield

SSWOB 01230

SSWOB 01230

FLEXI

Shield

SSWOB 01230

SSWOB 01230

FLEXI

Shield

SSWOB 01230

SSWOB 01230

SSWM Bushfire Mesh Range is designed to suit any application, from soft to rigid, wide to narrow.

Same Day Despatch

Freight friendly rolls quickly despatched to rural areas

Quality Assured & Tested

98.5% of embers that pass Bushfire Mesh are no longer a threat

Easy Installation

No specialty skills or tools are required

HOW CAN YOU PREPARE YOUR CRITICAL ASSETS

TO BE MORE RESILENT TO BUSHFIRES IN AUSTRALIA?

One of the key ways you can prepare your critical infrastructure is by installing Bushfire Mesh Shield to create a barrier around your commercial building. The Shield is a passive barrier that provides separation from the asset and the ignition source, protecting against the three threats of Bushfire.

THE 8 WAYS YOU CAN PREPARE YOUR WORKPLACE FOR BUSHFIRES

1

Vents & Weepholes

Openings larger than 2mm should be sealed with Bushfire Mesh to catch, hold and release embers from entering building space.

2

Screens for Windows & Doors

External windows and doors should be fitted with Bushfire Mesh screens to reflect and absorb radiant heat. This will stop glass from cracking and falling out and allowing embers into the building.

3

Roofs & Walls

Bushfire Mesh should be used to seal off ventilation openings greater than 2mm to stop dangerous embers reaching the roof space.

4

Roof Penetration (Evaporative air cooling system)

Should be fitted with Bushfire Mesh covers with max. aperture of 2mm to stop embers from entering the building.

5

Louvres

Install a mesh that can keep birds and embers out of your workplace by using Bushfire Mesh. This product still allows sufficient airflow without transporting dangerous embers.

6

Subfloor Spaces Verandahs & Decks

Install screens to prevent combustible material building up under the decks and for embers to enter the area. Screens can be dug into the ground and will not corrode as it is 316 stainless steel.

7

Gutter & Valley Leaf Guard

Install Bushfire Mesh guards to stop leaves and debris collecting in gutters and becoming a fuel source for embers.

8

Perimeter Fence

Install Bushfire Mesh around boundaries. Bushfire mesh will act as an ember shield and flame arrestor and deflect flames. This then becomes your first line of defense during a bushfire.

Quick Quote

Same day despatch when your order is received by 9am.

PROJECTS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

Hesket, Victoria

Rural Home

Projects Across Australia The subfloor space while closed has large gaps between the horizontal timbers to allow for ventilation. The assessment for the home…

Gippsland, Victoria

Rural Home

Projects Across Australia The owners were proactive and wanted to protect their home from bushfire threats and were looking for a cost-effective solution that…

Woodend Victoria

Rural Home

Projects Across Australia A modern home in a picturesquare rural setting with many sheds and a lot of bushfire entry points that need to…

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

WE HAVE A VERY DIVERSE CUSTOMER BASE

Bushfire Mesh has been used in Residential, Community, & Industrial / Agriculture applications and is specified by bushfire practitioners. We also have a strong presence in various industry sectors, such as construction, defence, energy and government.
We have been dealing with SSWM for over 9 years. SSWM stock holding is always reliable and ready for us to pick up that day! We have a great strategic relationship and value the referrals that we receive from SSWM.

Paul Jeffery

PPT Engineering Pty Ltd

We have been dealing with SSWM for over 9 years. SSWM stock holding is always reliable and ready for us to pick up that day! We have a great strategic relationship and value the referrals that we receive from SSWM.

Paul Jeffery

PPT Engineering Pty Ltd

We have been dealing with SSWM for over 9 years. SSWM stock holding is always reliable and ready for us to pick up that day! We have a great strategic relationship and value the referrals that we receive from SSWM.

Paul Jeffery

PPT Engineering Pty Ltd

COMPLIMENTARY PRODUCT CONSULTATION

Speak with a product expert regarding your project

Frequently Asked Questions

At Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh, we get a lot of commonly asked questions about our range of products and their many applications. This FAQ page lists those frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.

To cover any gap that is greater than 3mm with a product that is:

  • Non combustible
  • Non-corrosive
  • Opening size less than 2mm
  • Stainless steel has a high melting point and the research states that the protection should be able to withstand 900+ degrees C where as aluminium Melts at 700 Degrees C
  • Stainless steel is non corrosive and low maintenance where as galvanised steel loses its non corrosive protection over time
  • Stainless steel is non combustible and will not increase your building fire load
  • Stainless steel can reflect Radiant heat resulting in a lower temperature on the non fire side. This lower temperature will reduce the likelihood of fire continuing beyond the barrier
  • When there is no fire situation:
    The Bushfire Mesh (woven mesh) allows airflow and will allow areas that get wet to dry out
  • When there is a Fire situation:
    The Bushfire Mesh (woven mesh) allows airflow and the mesh acts as a filter that “knocks out” embers as they are carried by the winds
  • Solid metal barriers deflect the wind up and over the fence leaving the ember in the wind allowing the ember to enter the defendable space
  • Solid fences require large footings as they are subject to the full force of the wind
  • Woven Mesh is strong and it keeps its shape
  • It is manufactured to ISO 9000 Quality Standards
  • It is strong and can keep animals and insects out of protected spaces
  • Available in black powder coated finish and blends into the environment
  • Provides a privacy feature when installed
  • Supplied with additional wires, top and bottom to make securing easy
  • Has been independently tested and passas all the Australian Standards (AS 3959)
  • Meets the Respective Australian Building Codes
  • Meets the Highest Bushfire Attack Level BAL-FZ requirements
  • Class A rated product per UL 723 / ASTM E84
  • SSWM Product Selection Guide & Planning Guide are great resources and tools to select the most appropriate mesh for your application. A customer will need to consult and confirm with their local fire authority or Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Accredited Practitioner and contact your local council to ensure that you are meeting all the building and AS3959-2018 requirements. Remember Bushfire Mesh is a part of the total solution.
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