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Welcome to

AS3959 Solutions

The Bushfire Hazard Assessments & Solutions experts

The National Construction Code – Building Code of Australia (NCC-BCA), the Australian Standard (AS3959 – Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas) along with the relevant State’s Bushfire Planning codes, set’s out the minimum requirements for assessing, calculating and assigning the BAL ‘Bushfire Attack Level’ of a structure within the State’s minimum distance of potential Bushfire Prone Land.  We understand the requirements and can help you achieving them.

Services we offer

Accredited Practitioner BPAD (Bushfire Planning & Design)
One of only a few Qld, BPAD Accredited Practitioners, recognised by industry, regulation, fire agencies, end-users and the community as providers of professional bushfire assessment, planning, design and advice services. Qualified accredition is only available through attainment of tertiary level qualifications in an appropriate bushfire risk assessment and management course as well as required annual continued professional development.
Bushfire Hazard Assessments,
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
Commercial Building, Bushfire Assessments
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
Bushfire Reports
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
Construction Advice on achieving the required BAL
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
Fuel Management Plans
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
New Residential Subdivisions
An assessment will consider topography, vegetation classifications and the impact of fuel management scenarios on the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact. It's not necessarily focused on the BAL or on New Building Work, it is more focused on knowing your area's of risk and how to minimise them. "How to manage the risk!"
Desktop Reviews of Vacant Land (BAL Rating)
A Desktop Review of the relevant Bushfire Mapping for your Lot, can provide you with an idea of the likely BAL (Bushfire Attack Level), you will need to achieve when building. Depending on the BAL, you could be talking a few thousand ($ ,000) to ten's of thousands ($ 0,000). This information could help with your lot selection &/or negotiation. (Final BAL is subject to a site inspection with the desktop review partially off-setting the Full Inspection Fee).
Bushfire Reports (BAL) New Homes or Renovations
Unlike a broad brush Estate Report, a New Home / Renovation Report focuses on the specific location of the dwelling in relation to the classified vegetation and it's potential impact on the building. The report provides you and your builder a guide on what exactly needs to be done to mitigate the associated risk.
Pre-Handover Inspections / Compliance Inspections,
Just because your builder was provided a copy of the bushfire report for your property, doesn't necessary mean your home was built in compliance. We can quickly confirm what is non-compliant and what must be done to make it comply, all provided in a written report you can provide to your builder to have the works rectified.