- Posted by Shannon
- On March 9, 2015
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- BAL, BCA, deck, fireproof, flame proof, flamezone, modern, modwood, renovation, Steel deck
Today we started a project for a client who needs a fireproof deck built.
With local councils clamping down on fire zoning, even though they live in the suburbs of Frenchs Forest NSW, they have been told by council that their house is in the BAL (bushfire attack level) – FLAME ZONE. Flame zone is the highest most dangerous level in the BCA (building code of Australia) which means the deck along with other structures around the house must be built entirely from non-combustible materials.
That’s where we come in.
To meet the BAL- Flame zone criteria we will be building the deck from steel with Modwood Flameshield – a non combustible synthetic decking product designed exactly for this purpose and complimented with a stainless steel and glass balustrade.
This is our story:
Here’s a few before photo’s, we will be building the deck from the gate to the front door of the house. Click for better view.
This side of the deck being cemented into the lawn.
The beginning of the Modwood install.
More decking going down. We have also started on the mirror finish stainless steel / glass handrails.
Here is the deck completed.
So that’s the top decking done, now to install the rest of the stainless and glass balustrade and the stairs to both lower garden and paved area.
Here we are making the stairs. Easier to make at the shop spending less time on site.
Last but not least, installing the stairs.
So the job is now complete.
Here is a few photos of the finished job. From start to finish we designed and drew on CAD for the client to visualize, built the deck entirely from rust proof steel, sourced and installed the flameproof modwood, Supplied and installed the mirror finish stainless and glass balustrade and in turn added around $50,000 to the value to the property.
This deck will no doubt outlast the the house and the tenants for many generations to come using all non rotting, molding, rusting, tarnishing materials requiring no maintanence what so ever as apposed to any other deck susceptible to rot, mold, termites etc.
If you’d like to know more or are going through the same ordeal with council, ask us for an obligation free quote.
Thanks for reading.
(compare these photos to the ones at the beginning, what a difference!)
More details about this can be obtained here:
BAL information: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/building-in-a-bush-fire-area/bush-fire-protection-measures/building-construction-and-design
Modwood Website: http://www.modwood.com.au/flame-shield/
Our contact details: http://www.shannonsengineering.com.au/?page_id=697