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Buy Orange Board That’s BAL29-Compliant



 

 

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The RMAX Orange Board® System has been specifically designed as a complete system to provide architects, builders and specifiers with a fully compliant EIFS cladding system that can be specified with confidence. The RMAX insulated cladding system is the smart choice for building professionals.

BAL29 Bush Fire Attack Level

After the Canberra bushfires in 2003, the Australian Standard relating to building was reviewed and a new Australian Standard (AS 3959) was introduced nationally in 2009. The new building standard has six risk levels (Bushfire Attack Levels-BALs). There are increasing construction requirements that range from ember protection at the lower levels to direct flame contact protection at the highest. The new building standard increases the construction requirements on insulated residential buildings so they are better bushfire protected. Products used in external construction of houses should have a BAL rating ensures that building is undertaken in such a way that risk to people and property is minimised. It is a requirement that a person or organisation who has suitable qualifications and experience undertakes the BAL assessment. RMAX commissioned EXOVA Warringtonfire, a NATA accredited testing authority, specialising in BAL testing and certification to undertake their BAL29 conformance testing.

 

What does the BAL29 assessment involve?

To meet the BAL29 conformance requirements as tested by EXOVA Warringtonfire, RMAX Orange Board render must be used and applied at a minimum thickness of 8mm. PLEASE NOTE: The use of any render system other than the RMAX render, applied at minimum thickness of 8mm, may meet the requirements of the BAL29 certification. It would be expected that similarly formulated render products would deliver the same test results however RMAX has not tested other render systems.