The preferred choice for external cladding – now with BAL29 rating
Published 28 Jun 2019 in News From Urbanline
When you are building or renovating a home, there's lots to keep in mind. Balancing aesthetics, materials, budgets, and environmental impact are all important, but when your property is in a bushfire prone area, safety needs to be at the top of your priorities.
Fire resistance in building materials continues to improve, with important technical innovations you need to be aware of. Most importantly, when you are choosing cladding for the outside of your home, fire safety is paramount. Thankfully, Urbanline have the perfect product that has a high Bushfire Attack Level (Bal) rating, combined with a sleek design.
What is BAL and why is it important?
Bal is a measurement system for judging a building's susceptibility to embers, radiant heat, and contact with flames. It's a way for consumers, regulators, and manufacturers to understand how safe a building or construction materials are in response to the threat of a bushfire.
This is important because the Bal rating for your area dictates what materials need to be used in construction, helps you understand what you are protected against, and how to keep your family safe in the event of a bushfire emergency. The rating system uses numbers that express increments of radiant heat that can be safely withstood by the material. The ratings go from Bal Low (insufficient risk to justify construction requirements), through Bal 12.5, Bal 19, Bal 29, Bal 40, and Bal FZ (the highest rating).
Urbanline's Bal 29 cladding solution
When you are looking for cladding for your home, you need peace of mind that the product is up to industry standard, tested and professionally assessed, and has the look that you want. Bearing that in mind, Urbanline has the perfect cladding solution.
Our Euro Selekta cladding is guaranteed Bal 29 rated, authenticated by external agencies, so you can be absolutely sure that it can withstand Bal 29 conditions. The cladding is made from an eco-friendly composite, and comes in a range of colours and styles, including several timber analogues, so you can customise it to suit any aesthetic. It also comes with a 15-year comprehensive warranty as standard, because we stand behind the quality of our products to give our customers peace of mind.
If you need Bal 29 rated cladding that is attractive, easy to install, and affordable, look no further than Urbanline's Euro Selekta cladding. Contact Urbanline today to learn more.