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Shade and Shield

Hi Rhaine.

Quite to the contrary re Paarhammer Windows. NSW are heading back in the direction of TESTED and AS3959 compliant products. The RFS support the use of Paarhammer windows in BAL FZ, as one of the 2 tested windows (Nilfire the other). We can assist if there are challenges to this.

With the timber framed window, you can still touch the inside of the frame at the end of the fire test. Gives you an idea how effective the timber is at protecting your from the heat. The whole window gives 6kW/m2 radiation inside at the end of the 30 fire cycle of the test, where AS3959 requires under 15kW/m2. The safest window on the market.

Our shutters will give you 6kW/m2 on the inside of the shutter, and around 3kW/m2 inside the window. This, plus mechanical protection from debris, our shutter system affords the highest levels of protection overall in the market. Most customers also use them for thermal comfort, shading, and security, more than a window will deliver.

I understand aesthetics is a very personal thing. Feel free to come and have a chat at Springwood Bushfire Rebuild Expo, 19th September.

Cheers, Bryce.

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COLORBOND® steel

Hi rhaine

COLORBOND® steel can certainly be utilised in walling systems for use in BAL-FZ locations. COLORBOND® steel complies with the requirements of the NCC for non-combustible materials and can be readily incorporated as the external skin of a wall system which achieves an FRL of 30/30/30 or -/30/30. It is important to ensure appropriate support structure/material options are included in the wall design as these will ultimately afford the system with its insulation credentials.

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Tribbletrouble44152k7 Trek

Good article, thank you. Would like to see more on what materials to use.

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