In response to an increase in the frequency and intensity of bushfires throughout the country, Standards Australia revised AS3959:2018, which provides clear guidance on the construction requirements for all new buildings in bushfire prone areas. This Standard aims to improve resistance to bushfire attacks from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of these.

Gliderol’s range of flame retardant door seals have been specifically developed in Australia to help protect homes within bushfire prone areas against these elements. Gliderol’s seals are made from a PA6 Nylon flame retardant material which self-extinguishes when ember contact is made. It achieves a flammability index of less than 5 and is deemed to comply with AS3959:2018. All flame retardant door seals are designed and manufactured in Australia to meet all required standards, maximise fire safety and provide increased protection to your home in the event of a bushfire.

BAL is a term used to quantify the bush fire risk of a development. Each new home or dwelling is given a BAL rating prior to construction commencing. BAL stands for ‘Bushfire Attack Level’ and it is affected by your location, surrounding vegetation and the space between your development and the vegetation.

Based on your BAL rating, you may be required to fit Flame Retardant seals to your garage door in order to comply with AS3959:2018. To learn more about the BAL rating and how it might impact you, speak to your home builder or local government office for further advice.

For further information on Gliderol’s range of Garage Door Brush Seals, please refer to our brochure.