Do i need a BAL Assessment
If you’re a property owner looking to build or add an extension, subdivide your property, or simply adding a deck or patio, if you are located in a bush fire prone area, chances are you will more than likely require a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment.
What is a BAL Assessment
A BAL Assessment measures the buildings potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact in a bushfire and provides the necessary measures for establishing construction requirements to improve the buildings rating against bushfire attack.
“Our BPAD accredited consultants can providing an accurate assessment and advice to reduce your risk, ensuring piece of mind.”
know your BAL ratings
BAL - LOW
there is insignificant risk to warrant specific construction requirements however, ember attack may still occur
BAL - 12.5
primary risk of ember attack.
BAL - 19
increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers; increased exposure to radiant heat.
BAL - 29
increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers; increased exposure to radiant heat
BAL - 40
Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers, together with increasing exposure to radiant heat and with the increased likelihood of exposure to flames.
BAL - FZ (Flame Zone)
direct exposure to flames from fire is likely with high levels of radiant heat exposure and ember attack.