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BAL40 Bushfire Compliance from Alspec

The Alspec® BAL40 aluminium range has been designed to withstand temperatures of up to 40kW without failure to the glazing system. Protection from ember attack and burning debris preventing internal ignition to the building prevents possible loss of homes from the start.

The Alspec® BAL40 range successfully exceeded system test requirements outlined in AS1530.8.1 while remaining in operation after the test. Although there are no requirements set for operation after a test, having peace of mind in functioning allows for potential egress and access of the building by occupants or fire authorities. These results are possible through the extensive Research & Development adding to the high quality design and functionality of this product.

A range of window and door handles, including ventlocks, security and fall prevention screens along with double glaze glass options for energy requirements or acoustic barriers are some of the additional features available to the complete Alspec® BAL40 product range in catering for all requirements beyond bushfire.

When dealing with a BAL40 requirement, specify Alspec® to ensure compliance to Australian standards. All Alspec® BAL40 windows are identified with a label to ensure quality and compliance of the product to assist with certification onsite.

New Alspec Hawkesbury Top Hung Sliding Door

Hawkesbury is the name you have come to know and love from Alspec – synonymous with a commercial pedigree in merging your indoor and outdoor living.

Alspec now bring you the new Hawkesbury Top Hung Sliding Door. With its flush sill, it seamlessly integrates your indoor and outdoor living areas for the perfect alfresco lifestyle.

The Top Hung Sliding Door comes with a maximum panel weight of 250kg supported by quality commercial hardware for ease of operation.

With maximum panel widths of 2.5 metres each and a maximum height of 3 metres, the new Hawkesbury Sliding Door will maximise your views while allowing for natural light and ventilation through your living area.

Coming soon in early 2018.

 

Swan Evo

Alspec recently tested our new Swan Evo 45mm Commercial Hinge Door to the highest possible level for Cyclonic Impact compliance. We are delighted that the test was successful and the product passed.

The test was conducted at the Azuma test lab in Sydney under NATA certified conditions. The impact speed of the projectile was 44m/sec. This is the highest impact speed requirement for cyclonic regions, used only for cyclonic shelters. The glass used in the test was Gen 3 Stormshield ® glass from Glasshape which has been specifically developed to resist excessive wind speeds and penetration from flying debris.

Invisi-Maxx

Alspec recently tested our Invisi-Maxx 316 SS Security Screen to the highest possible level for Cyclonic Impact compliance. We are delighted that the test was successful and the product passed.

The test was conducted at the Azuma test lab in Sydney under NATA certified conditions. The impact speed of the projectile was 44m/sec. This is the highest impact speed requirement for cyclonic regions, used only for cyclonic shelters. The mesh used in the test was 1.2mm diameter woven SS wire from Meshtec which has been specifically developed to resist excessive impacts.