BAL Assessments


While there are elements of a bushfire that you can't control, having the right preparation can make all the difference. 

If you’re a property owner looking to build or add an extension, subdivide your property, or simply adding a deck or patio, if you are located in a bush fire prone area, chances are you will more than likely require a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment.

A BAL Assessment measures the buildings potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact in a bushfire and provides the necessary measures for establishing construction requirements to improve the buildings rating against bushfire attack.

If your looking to build in a Bushfire Prone Area, our BPAD accredited consultants can providing an accurate assessment and advice to reduce your risk, ensuring piece of mind.



SIX LEVELS OF BUSHFIRE 
ATTACK

BAL-Low: there is insignificant risk to warrant specific construction requirements however, ember attack may still occur.

BAL-12.5: primary risk of ember attack.

BAL-19: increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers; increased exposure to radiant heat.

BAL-29: increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers; increased exposure to radiant heat.

BAL-40: Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by wind borne embers, together with increasing exposure to radiant heat and with the increased likelihood of exposure to flames.

BAL-FZ: direct exposure to flames from fire is likely with high levels of radiant heat exposure and ember attack.