The distinctive window design features horizontal bars on fixed window panes with inset tilt & turn window openings. The build also features a lift-slide stacker door with highlights, fixed windows and tilt & turn windows.
BAL-FZ Rating and No Shutters
The clients wanted bushfire safe/resistant windows, without the typical design compromise posed by bushfire shutters. Paarhammer’s Bushfire Windows Do Not require any shutters even at the highest exposure level (BAL-FZ).
All window frames are made from FSC certified Manilkara Bidentata with the BAL-FZ windows and doors featuring Schott Pyranova® Glass which is 14mm thick and includes invisible intumescent layers that swell up in case of fire to create a heat blanket to stop radiant heat being transferred to the inside. Watch the video below, to see this mechanism in action.
For BAL-40 Viridian Pyro40® glass is used. Both, the glazing for BAL-FZ and for BAL-40, is made into double glazed insulating units (IGU’s) and achieve a very low U-value of 2.2 and 1.7 respectively.
All Paarhammer Bushfire Safe products have been tested, approved and are compliant to AS1530.8.1-2007, compliant with AS3959- 2009 and AS3959-2018 for BAL-40, and AS1530.8.2-2007, compliant with AS3959-2009 and AS3959-2018 for BAL-FZ.
Test reports are available on request and compliance certificates are supplied for each project. See more information on BAL-40 and BAL-FZ.
Architects: Southworth Architects
Builder: Icon Projects
Photos: Shaw Photography