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Bushfire Mesh

Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh is part of the solution for your bushfire protection. Bushfire Mesh is installed to protect against embers penetrating gaps within a home or building during a bush fire. Ember attack accounts for 80% of houses lost during a bushfire and can travel up to 40 kilometres.

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

AS3959-2018 Amdt 1 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Various sections of AS3959-2018 Amdt 1 requires a mesh to be used for screens or closing gaps greater than 3mm.

SSWM Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop range has been independently tested by CSIRO and meets the physical properties of AS3959- 2018 Amdt 1.
✔ Mesh with max aperture of 2mm
✔ Corrosion resistant steel
✔ Non combustible

Would you like a FREE copy of the AS 3959:2018?
Standards Australia and the Commonwealth Government are funding access. A great initiative in response to the 2019-2020 Black Summer Bushfires.

For no cost you can download the standard- you have until June 2021:
Download FREE standard.

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 -BAL FZ
SSWM bushfire mesh can be used to meet the requirements of AS3959-2018 Amtd 1 for BAL 12.5 -FZ, where mesh is referenced and if the prescribed construction requirements are met.

Stocked Product Specifications ready for same day despatch
Our range is designed so there is a mesh to suit any application, from soft to rigid.

The primary use of the mesh is for protection from ember attacked during bushfires, how and where you install your mesh will determine which mesh is most appropriate.

SSWM is Australia’s leading stockist of Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh:
– Black Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop
– Stainless Steel Bushfire Mesh Ember Stop

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For multiple roll orders please contact [email protected] or 1300 305 148 as order is too large for courier.
Australia’s largest stockist of stainless steel wire & mesh

Australia’s largest stockist of stainless steel wire & mesh
We have the largest and most comprehensive Australian stock holding of stainless steel wire and mesh in our purpose laid out warehouse with over: 350 stainless steel woven mesh specifications including mill finish, black powder coated, hollander mesh & bolting cloth in 30m, 10m, 5m & 2m rolls in varying widths

Testing / Standards

Testing / Standards
SSWM have undertaken extensive testing please refer to the Testing/Standards Tab below.

Design & Install Considerations

Design & Install Considerations
Practical information for your consideration.

 

Architectural Mesh
If the mesh is being used externally for aesthetic purposes, to minimise tea staining please evaluate if the mesh is to be pickled, passivated and electropolished.

Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance
Stainless steel is a low maintenance material, but not maintenance free. Regular cleaning is recommended to prevent the build-up of contaminants such as dirt and salt. Refer to our CARE page for further information.

Speed to Market

Speed to Market
Same day despatch when your order is received by 9am for Australia wide delivery.

What is Ember Attack?
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 building as small as 1.8mm, igniting timber and other materials such as leaf litter.

  • Embers are burning twigs, leaves abd pieces of debris
  • Ember attack occurs when twigs and leaves are carried by the wind and land on or around houses
  • Ember attak is the most common way houses catch fire during bushfires
  • Embers can land on top of debriss in your gutters and set fire to your house
  • Ember attack can happen before, during and after bushfire

Source: CFA

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STOCKED BUSHFIRE MESH EMBER STOP
STAINLESS STEEL BLACK WOVEN MESH
ROLLS / SHEETS

wdt_ID PRODUCT NAME PARENT CODE Product Image MESH SWG APERTURE MM WIRE DIAMETER MM GRADE APPROX % OPEN* ROLL / SHEET TECHNICAL DATA SHEET REQUEST A QUOTE ORDER ONLINE Variants
1 Ember Stop FLEXI SSWOB 01230 18 36.5 1.23 0.18 316 76 Roll PDF Quote Order
PRODUCT CODEROLL LENGTH MWIDTH MAPPROX WEIGHT KG*REQUEST A QUOTEORDER ONLINE
SSWOB 01230 0616 30306105.5QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 0916 15159154QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 0916 30309159QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 1226 151512205QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 1226 3030122011QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 1556 151515507QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01230 1556 3030155014QuoteOrder
2 Ember Stop TOUGH SSWOB 01670 12 26 1.67 0.45 316 62 Roll PDF Quote Order
PRODUCT CODEROLL LENGTH MWIDTH MAPPROX WEIGHT KG*REQUEST A QUOTEORDER ONLINE
SSWOB 01670 0196 30301907QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01670 0916 559156Quote
SSWOB 01670 0916 151591517QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01670 0916 303091534Quote
SSWOB 01670 1226 5512208Quote
SSWOB 01670 1226 3030122045Quote
SSWOB 01670 1246 55124510Quote
SSWOB 01670 1246 1515124523QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01670 1556 55155010Quote
SSWOB 01670 1556 1515155029QuoteOrder
SSWOB 01670 1246 3030124546Quote
SSWOB 01670 1556 3030155058Quote
3 Ember Stop EXTREME SSWOBS 01510 11 21 1.51 0.8 304 43 Sheet PDF Quote
PRODUCT CODESHEET LENGTH MMWIDTH MAPPROX WEIGHT KG*REQUEST A QUOTE
SSWOBS 01510 0750 200420007505.4Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0750 240424007506.5Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0900 200420009006.5Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0900 240424009007.8Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1200 2004200012008.7Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1200 24042400120010.4Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1500 20042000150010.8Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1500 24042400150013Quote
4 Ember Stop EXTREME SSWOBS 01510 11 21 1.51 0.8 316 43 Sheet PDF Quote
PRODUCT CODESHEET LENGTH MMWIDTH MAPPROX WEIGHT KG*REQUEST A QUOTE
SSWOBS 01510 0750 200620007505.4Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0750 240624007506.5Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0900 200620009006.5Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0900 240624009007.8Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1200 2006200012008.7Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1200 24062400120010.4Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1500 20062000150010.8Quote
SSWOBS 01510 1500 24062400150013Quote

BLACK Sold full rolls only
* Pre black powder coat finish

STOCKED BUSHFIRE MESH EMBER STOP
STAINLESS STEEL UNCOATED WOVEN MESH
30 METRE ROLLS

BUSHFIRE MESH UNCOATED

wdt_ID PRODUCT NAME PARENT CODE PRODUCT IMAGE MESH SWG APERTURE MM WIRE DIAMETER MM APPROX % OPEN TECHNICAL DATA SHEET REQUEST A QUOTE VARIANTS
1 Ember Stop TOUGH SSWO 01670 12 26 1.67 0.45 62 PDF Quote
PRODUCT CODEGRADEWIDTH MMAPPROX WEIGHT KGREQUEST A QUOTE
SSWO 01670 091430491534Quote
SSWO 01670 091631691534Quote
SSWO 01670 1244304124546Quote
SSWO 01670 1246316124546Quote
SSWO 01670 1554304155058Quote
SSWO 01670 1556316155058Quote
SSWO 01670 1836 30^316183068Quote
2 Ember Stop ULTRA EXTREME SSWO 01640 10 20 1.64 0.9 42 PDF Quote
PRODUCT CODEGRADEWIDTH MMAPPROX WEIGHT KGREQUEST A QUOTE
SSWO 01640 0914304915114Quote
SSWO 01640 12443041245155Quote
SSWO 01640 12463161245155Quote
SSWO 01640 15543041550193Quote
SSWO 01640 15563161550193Quote
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Mesh is Tested / Manufactured to:

ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)

✔ ASTM E2016-15 ‘Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth’
Manufactured to

Australian Standards
✔ AS 3959-2018 Amdt 3
‘Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas’ meets physical requirements of mesh
Aperture <2mm, Corrosion Resistant, Non Combustible
✔ AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 ‘Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat Release and Smoke Release’
✔ FCO-3313 Rev B
CSIRO Advisory Report regarding ‘Bushfire Mesh’ range & criteria of AS 3959-2018 Amdt 1
BAL 12.5 – FZ. If used in the prescribed construction manner
✔ AS 2331.3.1 2001 Neutral Salt Spray Test
1000 Hours, No Corrosion
✔ AS 5041 2003 Knife Shear Test
Passed
Technical Data Sheets
✔ Refer to SSWM Technical Data Sheets for further Standards / Testing information and which of the above are relevant to the mesh that you have selected

 

 

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 3959-2018 (AS 3959) Amdt 1 ‘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
Most 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 Country Fire Authority (CFA) and The Building Commission Victoria (BCV) are together providing practical information on upgrading existing homes to be better protected from bushfires:

The Country Fire Authority (CFA)- Plan & Prepare for fires
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare

Victorian Building Authority (VBA)- Bushfire Protection
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/bushfire-protection

For other Australian State & Territory Fire Services:
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

For further information on retrofitting your home refer to:
COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY (CFA)
A guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire:
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/documents/20143/70643/bushfire_home_retrofit.pdf

VICTORIA BUILDING AUTHORITY (VBA)
A guide to retrofit your home for better protection from a bushfire:
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/99471/Guide-retrofit-your-home-for-better-bushfire-protection.pdf

A guide to retrofitting certain existing Class 9 buildings for better protection from bushfire ember attack:
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/99470/A-guide-to-retrofitting-certain-Class-9-buildings.pdf

Building new homes for increased bushfire protection
Bushfire protection is required for all new homes built in bushfire prone areas. They must comply with the Australian Standard AS3959-2018 Amdt 1. These Australian Standards and regulations are born from lessons learned and designed to provide clear direction to help us live safely in the places we love.

For further information on building in Victoria bushfire prone areas:
VICTORIA BUILDING AUTHORITY (VBA)
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/bushfire-protection

VICTORIA STATE GOVERNMENT
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/bushfire-protection/building-in-bushfire-prone-areas

For further information regarding preparation for bushfires:
COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY (CFA)
Prepare. Act. Survive – Fire ready kit
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/documents/20143/71669/FIRE+READY+KIT_2018v.pdf/9e7a76a2-3479-c282-dae3-153ca7989efb

Your Guide to Survival
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/documents/20143/50918/Your-Guide-to-Survival-V4_WEB.pdf/cccfc951-b955-7237-7839-32a270656332

Your Guide to Property Preparation
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/documents/20143/71585/Your-Guide-to-Property-Preparation_WEB.pdf/a0cfdac9-99ca-48e6-d36f-b3a5ef9c6a9c

Stainless Steel
Woven Mesh Calculations

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