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.
Australian Standards 3959 – Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas and the different Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Building Codes in the U.S., CA Building Code, IWUIC, NFPA, etc. are all based on similar research. Embers are 80-90% of the cause for building loss, followed by radiant heat and direct flame.
A homeowner cannot control the land and vegetation outside of their property boundary. Therefore, codes make us look to what we can control. As a building code generally take years to write and update, we now look to National and State Fire Authorities for Best Practice.
The current best practice are to develop layers of defense, being Home Hardening and creating Defensible Space to be part of your solution to protect your home and assets.
SSWM Product Selection Guide & Planning Guide are great resources and tools to select the most appropriate width for your application. Before you install Bushfire Mesh, you will need to consult and confirm with NFPA / Firewise, State or you Local Fire Authority home hardening guidelines or a Wildfire Home Assessment specialist
Remember Bushfire Mesh is part of your wildfire solution for Home Hardening and Defensible Space.
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