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Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh

Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh

Stainless steel bushfire mesh is part of the solution for your bushfire protection.

Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh protects homes and buildings in bushfire prone areas against ember attack and radiant heat.

AS3959 Amdt 3 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Various sections of AS3959 Amdt 3 requires a mesh to be used for screens or closing gaps greater than 3mm.

SSWM Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop range has been independently tested and meets the physical properties of AS3959 Amdt 3.
✔ Mesh with max aperture of 2mm
✔ Corrosion resistant steel
✔ Non combustible

SSWM bushfire mesh can be used in all applications:
– That requires gaps of greater than 3mm to be closed by a mesh (as above)
– The gaps between the perimeters of the mesh and the building element that it is fitted does not exceed 3mm

BAL 12.5 -FZ
SSWM bushfire mesh can be used to meet the requirements of AS3959 amtd 3 for BAL 12.5 -FZ, where mesh is referenced and if the prescribed construction requirements are met.

Product Specifications
Our range is designed so there is a mesh to suit any application, from soft to ridgid.

The primary use of the mesh is for bushfire protection, how and where you install your mesh will determine which mesh is most appropriate.

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Black Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop
Uncoated Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop

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Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Flexi

Black Stainless Steel Rolls

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data SheetRequest a Quote
SSWOB 01230 0616 301836.51.230.18610305.5316Black76PDF
SSWOB 01230 0916 151836.51.230.18915154316Black 76PDF
SSWOB 01230 0916 301836.51.230.18915309316Black 76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1226 151836.51.230.181220155316Black 76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1226 301836.51.230.1812203011316Black 76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1556 151836.51.230.181550157316Black 76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1556 301836.51.230.1815503014316Black 76PDF
SSWOB Sold full rolls only
* Pre black finish
Formability Flimsy, Rigidity Soft, Cutting Scissors, Other Uses Insect Mesh

Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Tough

Black Stainless Steel Rolls

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data SheetRequest a Quote
SSWOB 01670 0196 3012261.670.45190307316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 2.412261.670.459152.43316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 1512261.670.459151517316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 3012261.670.459153034316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 2.412261.670.4512452.44316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 1512261.670.4512451523316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 3012261.670.4512453046316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 2.412261.670.4515502.45316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 1512261.670.4515501529316Black 62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 3012261.670.4515503058316Black 62PDF

SSWOB Sold full rolls only
* Pre black finish
Formability Self Supporting, Rigidity Flexible, Cutting Tin Sips, Other Uses Pet Mesh

Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Extreme

Black Sheets Stainless Steel Grade 304

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mmApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data Sheet LinkRequest a Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0750 200411211.510.875020005.4304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0750 240411211.510.875024006.5304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 200411211.510.890020006.5304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 240411211.510.890024007.8304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 200411211.510.8120020008.7304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 240411211.510.8120024001.04304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 200411211.510.81500200010.8304Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 240411211.510.81500240013304Black 43PDF

* Pre black finish
Formability Self Supporting, Rigidity Rigid, Cutting Guillotine / Grinder, Other Uses Security Mesh

Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Extreme

Black Sheets Stainless Steel Grade 316

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mmApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data Sheet LinkRequest a Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0750 200611211.510.875020005.4316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0750 240611211.510.875024006.5316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 200611211.510.890020006.5316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 240611211.510.890024007.8316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 200611211.510.8120020008.7316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 240611211.510.81200240010.4316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 200611211.510.81500200010.8316Black 43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 240611211.510.81500240013316Black 43PDF

* Pre black finish
Formability Self Supporting, Rigidity Rigid, Cutting Guillotine / Grinder, Other Uses Security Mesh

Steel Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Tough

Uncoated Stainless Steel  Rolls

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mApprox Weight KgGradeApprox % OpenData SheetRequest a Quote
SSWO 01670 091412261.670.45915303430462PDF
SSWO 01670 091612261.670.45915303431662PDF
SSWO 01670 124412261.670.451245304630462PDF
SSWO 01670 124612261.670.451245304631662PDF
SSWO 01670 155412261.670.451550305830462PDF
SSWO 01670 155612261.670.451550305831662PDF
SSWO 01670 1836 30^12261.670.451830306831662PDF

Minimum Sale Quantities
^ Sold 30m roll only
915mm, 1220mm & 1245mm wide – 2 lineal meters
1550mm wide – 10 lineal meters (only sold in multiples of 10 lineal meters)
Formability Self Supporting, Rigidity Rigid, Cutting Guillotine / Grinder, Other Uses Security Mesh

Stocked Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh

Ember Stop Ultra Extreme

Uncoated Stainless Steel Rolls

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmApprox Weight KgGradeApprox % OpenData SheetRequest a Quote
SSWO 01640 091410201.640.9091511430442PDF
SSWO 01640 124410201.640.90124515530442PDF
SSWO 01640 124610201.640.90124515531642PDF
SSWO 01640 155410201.640.90155019330442PDF
SSWO 01640 155610201.640.90155019331642PDF

Minimum Sale Quantities
915mm & 1245mm wide  – 2 lineal meters
1550mm wide  – 10 lineal meters (only sold in multiples of 10 lineal meters)
Formability Self Supporting, Rigidity Rigid, Cutting Guillotine / Grinder, Other Uses Security Mesh

Australian Standards
✔ AS 3959-2009 Amdt 3 ‘Construction
of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas’
meets physical requirements of mesh
✔ AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 ‘Simultaneous
Determination of Ignitability, Flame
Propagation, Heat Release and Smoke
Release’
✔ Refer to SSWM Technical Data Sheets
for further Standards / Testing
✔ Independent Testing- CSIRO ‘FCO-3313’
Advisory Report
Australia’s leading stockist

Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh- More Information

In the aftermath of Black Saturday which devastated parts of Victoria in 2009 many people are reassessing and increasing their bushfire protection of their properties.

The introduction of the building regulations that require consideration of bushfire protection as specified in the Australian Standard 3959-2009 (AS 3959) ‘Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas’ give those that are rebuilding or renovating their homes clear direction of how to protect their homes against burning embers, radiant heat or flame generated by a bushfire.

The four ways bushfires can destroy homes

-ember attack
-radiant heat
-direct flame contact
-fire driven wind

Ember attack is the most common way that houses catch fire during bushfires. Research has shown that this is the cause of 80% of houses lost. Embers can enter gaps in buildings as small as 1.8mm, igniting timber and other materials such as leaf litter.
Radiant heat is the heat created from combustion during a bushfire. It can ignite surfaces due to heat being received from fire without direct flame contact or ember attack, dry out vegetation ahead of the fire, crack and break windows and distort and melt materials such as plastic.
Direct flame contact Occurs when flames impinge on the building. This is often from a burning item or debris. When flames from the fire front may impinge on the building this is known as being in the ‘flame zone (FZ)’.
Flame –driven Wind can be destructive as it carries embers, can cause trees to fall on buildings, can break windows, loosen roof tiles allowing embers to enter the roof space.

For further information please refer to the link below
Planning for Bushfire Victoria – Guidelines for meeting Victoria’s Bushfire Planning Requirements (CFA)
When is Bush Fire Protection required?
The new standard AS 3959 contains six science based bushfire risk categories. The BAL system is based on the potential danger of the site and construction materials to heat flus exposure, expressed as kW/m2. In determining a sites’s BAL, the Fire Danger Index (FDI), vegetation type, distance of the site from vegetation and the effective slope under the vegetation are taken into consideration.

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Radiant Heat Exposure (AS 3959) Description of predicted bushfire attack and levels of exposure
BAL-LOW  Insignificant The risk is very low, radiant heat on the building is insignificant to warrant specific construction requirements, however ember attack may still occur
BAL-12.5  0 to 12.5 kW/m2 Primarily risk of ember attack; risk of radiant heat is considered low
BAL-19
12.5 to 19kW/m
Risk is considered to be moderate with increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers; increasing likely hood of exposure to radiant heat
BAL-29  19 to 29 kW/m2 Risk is considered high. Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind born embers; increasing likelihood of exposure to radiant heat
BAL-40  29 to 40 kW/m2 Risk is considered high. Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind born embers; increasing likelihood of exposure to radiant heat and some exposure to flames possible
BAL-FZ  40 kW/m2 plus (Flame contact) Risk is consdered to be extreme. Direct exposure to flames from fire front is likely in addition to high levels of radiant heat exposure and ember attack.

Source: A guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire

Retrofitting homes for increased bushfire protection
The majority of houses built in bushfire prone areas pre-date the Australian Standard AS3959-2009 ‘Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas’, meaning they are unlikely to reach the increased level of protection specified in the new standard.

The CFA and The Building Commission are together providing practical information on upgrading existing homes to be better protected from bushfires.

For further information on retrofitting your home refer to the following guides.

A guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire (CFA & Building Commision Victoria)

Prepare. Act. Survive – Fire ready kit (CFA)
For other relevant bushfire resources visit:
VIC – Country Fire Authority
NSW – Rural Fire Service
QLD – Fire & Emergency Services
WA – Dept of Fire & Emergency Services
TAS – Tasmanian Fire Service
SA – Country Fire Service
ACT – Rural Fire Service
NT – Fire & Rescue Service
www.buildingcommision.com.au

Stainless Steel
Woven Mesh Calculations

  • Mesh Count
  • Wire Diam mm
  • Aperture mm
  • Open Area %
  • Weight Squ m
  • Micron (if Aperture =< 1)