Completely FREEinitial consultation without obligation.
- We will review your site to confirm if a BAL assessment is required
- We will confirm your potential BAL rating.
- We will give advice on how to lowering your rating.
- We will answer all of your questions.
If you wish to proceed we will then issue a written quote with a lowest price guarantee.
It is very important that you confirm that anyone undertaking your bushfire assessment is accredited by FPA Australia and is listed on the register of Bushfire Planning and Design accredited practitioners. Click here to view the list
All of our assessors hold appropriate levels of public and product liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
What are bushfire assessments for
Bushfire assessments are undertaken in areas that have been deemed bushfire prone and are used to rate and minimise the potential risk of bushfire to buildings. Once an assessment has been completed owners are faced with the decision to clear vegetation to lower the risk or upgrade the construction requirements to the building so it can withstand bushfires. Building that have been constructed to comply stand a much greater prospect of offering shelter as the fire front passes. Even the bushfire attack level of 12.5, the cheapest upgrade allows for full amber protection and 12.5 kW of radiant heat exposure.
Getting ready for your assessment
Bushfire assessments give rating on how the site presents on the day of assessment, No future works can be taken into consideration when ratings are calculated.
Sites should be prepared to reflect the true risk to the dwelling. Grasses should be cut to under 100mm and surrounding vegetation should be landscaped.
You should always notify us of any plans to modify or plant vegetation as it can increase the risk to your dwelling.
The most common question I receive from potential clients is
"how much vegetation can be retained. The reason we purchased the rural block was to live among the trees."
Potently a building can be constructed to FZ (Flame-Zone) rating, this means the threat is deemed so high that the building will have direct flame contact. This solution is undesirable and will be rejected by shires without mitigating factors.
All sites should be constructed to allow for a defendable space around the building. This area can contain trees and shrubs but they should be spaced out with no understory.
Affordable Bushfire attack level reports
All quotes include an additional report outlining the requirements to lower your BAL rating, potentially saving $10,000 or more.
Often BAL assessments require an additional assessment, if a 2nd site visit is required out cost is $0.00