Hi-Tech homes can be built suitable for Bushfire Prone Areas

With the bushfire season well underway and parts of NSW already experiencing extreme devastation from wide-spread fires, now is an important time to consider your protection when building a new home.

A Bushfire Prone Area is recognised by the presence of, and proximity to, bush fire prone vegetation, and includes both the area containing the bush fire prone vegetation and a 100m buffer zone immediately surrounding it.

Wondering if your property falls into the category of a Bushfire Prone Area? In NSW you can visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website to check for bushfire prone areas.

Any new home built or renovated in a bushfire prone area must undergo a BAL assessment as part of the application for a building permit. The site BAL assessment determines the construction methods that must be used to better protect properties from the threat of bushfires.

There are six BAL classifications, from LOW to FLAME ZONE, which form part of the Australian Standard for construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. The classifications indicate the materials you’ll be required to use in your build.

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Hi-Tech Homes are experienced in building in Bushfire Prone Areas and can build homes to a rating on BAL FZ, suitable for Flame Zone regions.

Call us now on 02 4774 8388 to find out how Hi-Tech Homes can guide you through the appropriate steps to build your dream home, even in a Bushfire Prone Area.

Visit NSW Rural Fire Service website for more information

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