Hebel BAL 12.5 construction
Steelwork on BAL FZ property
Bushfire Building and Maintenance is a subsidiary of Low Energy Homes
Pty Ltd. Low Energy Homes has been involved in rebuilding homes in the Kinglake West, Humevale and Flowerdale areas of Victoria since Black Saturday, February 2009. "Low Energy Homes" owners were involved in clearing sites, assessing BAL ratings, initial building design and orientation.
Low Energy Homes is the first company to build a BAL FZ (Flame Zone - the highest risk construction sites) home with great assistance from The Building Commission, Housing Industry Association and fire engineers. Low Energy Homes has built two BAL FZ homes, a BAL 40 and lower BAL rating homes.
Materials used are Hebel, Timbercrete, and corrugated iron. Firestop plasterboard has been used on the interior and exterior with a mixture of less demanding products. Roofing systems have included rolled over rooves and Kevlar fire reduction systems (similar to a racing car drivers fire suit).
Full auto start drenching systems (Sprinklers) with 24-hour battery back–up power and separate BAL FZ fire pump rooms have been installed.
The team at Low Energy Homes has experience with submitting Building Appeals Board (BAB), submissions and getting approval under 1530.8.2 of AS3959-2009 for building using alternative solutions.
The Company has a current Xchanging Worksafe Certificate of Currency,
Public Liability Insurance and has Builders Insurance with HIA.
BAL 40 Corrugated Iron Rolled Roof,
Firestop Plaster interior/exterior