The Building Code of Australia (BCA) mandates the use of fire-resistant glass and glazing in external glazed doors and window areas that might be exposed to bushfire.
Under the terms of the BCA regulations, glazed windows and doors in a BAL-40 (Bushfire Attack Level) zone must meet or exceed specific performance requirements, as specified in Australian Standard AS3959-2009.
At AIG, we use only the highest quality Toughened glass and fully certified glazing systems to minimise the risk of glass breakage or window/door failure during a wildfire. The aim of fire-resistant glass and glazing is to reduce the likelihood of ember penetration into a home, and to withstand the effects of high winds and high levels of radiant heat. AIG strongly recommends the use of double glazed units to enhance safety.
AIG adheres to the strictest possible levels of compliance when designing or manufacturing all products, including BAL-40 fixtures and components.