Stainless Steel Bushfire MeshTM
Industrial / Agriculture

5 Star Performance
  • Fire Rated – Class A
  • Quality Assured
  • Company Innovation
  • Easy Installation
  • 20 years Australian Ind. Leader

Part of your solution for your wildfire protection against ember attack and radiant heat.

Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh protects homes, buildings & infrastructure in wildfire prone areas against ember attack and radiant heat.

Often Fire Authorities priority is to save lives and protect homes which may take resources away from protecting infrastructure and businesses. Preparing your property to defend against wildfires is critical.

Wildfire mitigation measures are focused on home hardening and defensible space. For businesses, wildfire mitigation measures should be part of your business risk management plan and business continuity plan. We know embers cause over 80% of damage to buildings during a wildfire, thereby any plan requires an emphasis on ember protection to avoid business interruption.

The methodology used for home hardening and defensible space is transferable to industrial and agriculture applications. Rather than saving an individual’s home. Bushfire Mesh is installed as part of the solution to protect a business’ key assets and infrastructure.

Bushfire Mesh can be used to protect offices, factories, warehouses, barns, sheds and infrastructure.

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has created references for small business, Wildfire Ready – Business and have created a checklist for building hardening and defensible space. Including, using mesh for vents, gutters, non-combustible fencing, enclosing decks and enclose eaves.

For Agribusinesses, Travelers Insurance provides further guidance on both Wildfire Preparation and Continuity Planning.

Applications
Bushfire Mesh is a versatile product that’s available in different sizes to meet your protection needs. The product is easy to handle and install and therefore can be utilized in a variety of applications.

Class A Fire Rated Building Material
Bushfire Mesh has been tested to UL 723 / ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and meets a Class A fire rated building material classification.

Where Building Codes, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) / Firewise, CAL FIRE and International Wildland Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) suggest mesh for an application, Bushfire Mesh satisfies these requirements.

In Australia, Bushfire Mesh has been independently tested by CSIRO (NIST equivalent) and meets the physical properties of the Australian Standards 3959, Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas.

Defensible Space & Perimeter Ember Fence
Fire authorities will prioritize protecting lives and homes, businesses need to create a defensive environment which provides its buildings and infrastructure the greatest chance of protection.

Bushfire Mesh Perimeter Ember Fencing is attached to the external perimeter fence of a building or assets perimeter fencing. The perimeter ember fence will allow the fence line to become the first line of defense for the defensible space. The perimeter ember fence will catch the fire front embers blown along the ground. Bushfire Mesh is tested and shown to create valuable time against a wildfire.

Design & Installation
– Can be retrofitted to existing properties
– Installation is simple and quick
– Can be cut & shaped with simple hand tools
– Mesh comes in different widths & lengths and allows customization to protect your space

Before commencing your installation, you should consult with the NFPA / Firewise, State or Local Fire Authority home hardening guidelines or a Wildfire Home Assessment specialist.

Bushfire Mesh Applications

  • Creation of your defensible space and immediate zone / fire break zone around the asset
  • Passive asset protection in isolated locations
  • Protecting assets that have high risk material storage (chemicals, fuels, feed)
  • Providing protection to secondary at risk locations while focus is on defending primary infrastructure
  • Fire breaks around highly valued assets and crops
Testing / Standards

Testing / Standards
Bushfire Mesh has undertaken extensive testing in both Australia and the U.S. and meets U.S. building code requirements. Refer to the Testing / Standard Tab below.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation
Bushfire Mesh is easy and quick to install. A perfect product for DIY or installed through a contractor.

Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance
Stainless steel is a low maintenance material, simple cleaning is recommended to prevent the build-up of contaminants such as dirt and salt. Refer to our CARE page for further information.

Customized Orders to Your Door

Customized Orders to Your Door
Bushfire Mesh is available in a range of widths and lengths that will be dropped shipped to your home or warehouse.

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Stainless Steel
BUSHFIRE MESHTM

NEW US BUSHFIREMESH TABLE

wdt_ID PRODUCT NAME PARENT CODE Product Image APERTURE MM WIRE DIAMETER MM GRADE APPROX % OPEN* TECHNICAL DATA SHEET REQUEST A QUOTE Variants
1 Bushfire Mesh TOUGH USSWOB 00657 0.0657” 0.0177” (26 SWG) 316 62 PDF Quote
PRODUCT CODEROLL LENGTH U.S / METRICWIDTH U.S / METRIC APPROX WEIGHT/ROLL U.S / METRICREQUEST A QUOTE
USSWOB 00657 0756 100100’ / 30 m7.5” / 190 mm15.43 lbs / 7 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 3606 5050’ / 15 m36” / 915 mm37.48 lbs / 17 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 3606 100100’ / 30 m36” / 915 mm74.86 lbs / 34 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 4906 5050’ / 15 m49” / 1245 mm50.71 lbs / 23 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 4906 100100’ / 30 m49” / 1245 mm101.41 lbs / 46 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 6006 50 50’ / 15 m60” / 1550 mm63.93 lbs / 29 KgQuote
USSWOB 00657 6006 100100’ / 30 m60” / 1550 mm127.87 lbs / 58 KgQuote
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Stainless Steel
BUSHFIRE MESHTM

SSWM’s Bushfire Mesh range is a versatile product, not a system and therefore can be fully customized, to best meet the requirements of customers unique applications. SSWM has a strong focus on our independent testing program and we take the learnings from past bushfire events to ensure that our products can withstand Australia’s harsh environment. We are now sharing and adopting our knowledge to help protect US families and communities.

U.S STANDARDS
UL 723 / ASTM E 84
SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF BUILDING MATERIALS
Report number: (UL) 4789911082 Tested by UL
  • Meets a Class A Fire-Rated Building Material classification
    – Flame Spread Index 0-200 (10)
    – Smoke Development Index 0-450 (160)
Bushfire Mesh underwent UL 723 / ASTM E84 extended test of a direct flame for 30 minutes. The Bushfire Mesh does not ignite, spread flame or release significant smoke.

AUSTRALIAN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS
AS 3959-2018:
CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS IN BUSHFIRE PRONE AREAS
Report number: FCO-3313
Rev B Independently tested by CSIRO
  • Meets the physical properties of the standard
    – Aperture < 2mm
    – Corrosion Resistant
    – Non Combustible
  • BAL 12.5 – FZ
    Can be used to meet the requirements of the standard where mesh is referenced and if the prescribed construction requirements are met
SSWM’s Bushfire Mesh protects your assets against the ingress of embers during an attack. The Bushfire Mesh will also provide further protection by reducing the radiant heat.

CORROSION
AS 2331.3.1 2001:
CORROSION and RELATED PROPERTY TESTS – NEUTRAL SALT SPRAY TEST
Report number:
  • 1000 Hours, No corrosion
SSWM Bushfire Mesh has been endured 1000 hours of salt spray testing with no corrosion. Showing that the integrity and aesthetics of the Bushfire Mesh will last even under continual corrosive environments.

Bushfire Mesh meets the UL 723 / ASTM E84 requirements of a Class A Fire Rated Building Product. It satisfies NFPA, Cal Fire, FEMA and ICC UWI Code where Mesh is suggested as an application. While also meeting the Building Codes of Australian Regulations 158 and the latest Australian Standards 3959 – The Construction of Building in Bushfire Prone Areas. It also satisfies the State Fire Authorities in Australia.

Our product development is a collaborative approach encompassing testing, quality and innovation to provide Australian designed, tested and proven Bushfire Mesh.

ASTM (AMERICAN SOCIETY
OF TESTING MATERIALS)
ASTM A580/A580M-18
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR STAINLESS STEEL WIRE
ASTM E2016-15
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR INDUSTRIAL WIRE CLOTH
Mill Certificates
  • Manufactured to above listed standards
SSWM Quality Management System allows for a close working relationship with all suppliers. SSWM Bushfire Mesh products are manufactured to the international stainless steel and woven mesh standards.

IGNITABILITY
AS/NZS 1530.3 1999:
SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF IGNITABILITY,FLAME PROPAGATION, HEAT RELEASE AND SMOKE RELEASE
PART 3:
SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF IGNITABILITY, FLAME PROPAGATION, HEAT RELEASE AND SMOKE RELEASE
Report number: FNE12215
  • Ignitability Index (0-20) 0
    Speed of Flame Index (0-10) 0
    Heat Evolved Index (0-10) 0
    Smoke Developed Index (0-10)00-1
SSWM Bushfire Mesh is a non-combustible product demonstrated by this test and results that the Bushfire Mesh does not ignite, spread flame, release heat or smoke.

COLLABORATION & MEMBERSHIP
COLLABORATION with Australian Universities, Industry Associations, Science Agency & State Fire Authority.
  • Fire Protection Auth
  • CSIRO
  • University Southern QLD
  • CFA Victoria
  • ASSDA
  • NFPA
SSWM works closely with industry experts to design its products to meet the requirements of Australian Standards and that can withstand Australia’s harsh environment.

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