Fire Retardancy

Enhanced Safety

When we were having our product tested at CISRO we were very pleasantly surprised to find out that our not only were we able to achieve remarkable results in terms of our ability to completely infuse all types of timber with our product, but that the treated wood also had a high degree of fire retardancy. In fact so much so that timber treated with our solution has now been mandated for use in areas where there is a high risk of bushfires.

For those technically inclined the timber is rated to BAL 29 as referenced in Australian Standards 3959 – the bushfire standard.

This means that by using our treatment you gain a host of additional benefits, but what we are most proud of is the fact that the safety of families will be enhanced with its use. So what you are getting is a devastatingly effective termite prevention treatment with significant safety qualities as well. We can’t think of anything else out there that comes close to ticking all these boxes.

Below is the table used in the assessment of bushfire risk.

Bushfire attack level Description of predicted bushfire attack and levels of exposure Approximate risk
BAL LOW There isinsufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements but there is still some risk Very low
BAL12.5 There is a risk of ember attack. The construction elements are exposed to a heat flux not greater than 12.5kW/m2 Low
BAL 19 There is a risk of increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embersand a likelihood of exposure to radiant heat. The construction elements are expected to be exposed to a heat flux not greater than 19kW/m2 Moderate
BAL 29 There is an increased risk of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers and a likelihood of exposure to an increased level of radiant heat. The construction elements are expected to be exposed to a heat flux not greater than 29kW/m2 High
BAL 40 There is a much increased risk of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers, a likelihood of exposure to a high level of radiant heat and some likelihood of direct exposure to flames from the fire front. The construction elements are expected to be exposed to a heat flux not greater than 40kW/m2 Very high
BAL FZ There is an extremely high risk of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind-borne embers and a likelihood of exposure to an extreme level of radiant heat and direct exposure to flames from the fire front. The construction elements are expected to be exposed to a heat flux greater than 40kW/m2 Extreme