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Timber Windows & Doors Fire Rating BAL 19

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Source: Australian Standard AS-3959
BAL 19 - Moderate Frame Timber Door Sash Timber Window Sash Timber Glass Screens Fire resistant E2 timber frame screen with metal mesh Seals
Windows less than 400mm above ground or less than 400mm above deck or floor Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table E2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau 5mm toughened Internal or external to openable portion No
Windows over 400mm above external floor Option 1 Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau AS1288 Full external to openable portion No
Windows over 400mm above external floor Option 2 Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau 5mm toughened Internal or external to openable portion No
Glazed Doors Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau NA* 5mm toughened No Yes
Sliding Doors Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau NA* 5mm toughened No Yes
Bi-fold Doors Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau NA* 5mm toughened Check with BPAD certifier Yes
Compliant Solid Doors including 400mm high kick plate Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau NA* 5mm toughened No Yes
Non-compliant Solid Doors Fire Resistant timber from table FE2. PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau Manufacturers recommendation. Western Red Cedar, PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau NA* 5mm toughened Yes - External Yes
Bushfire Shutters Fire Resistant timber from table FE1. Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE1. Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE1. Kwila/Merbau 5mm toughened No No
Garage Doors Fire Resistant timber from table FE1. Kwila/Merbau Fire Resistant timber from table FE1. Kwila/Merbau NA Laminated above 400mm or 5mm toughened below 400mm No Yes
Notes
1. The information above is a simplified version of the Bushfile Code AS3959 as at April 2014. The Bushfire Code AS3959 is subject to regular revision and as such the information above should be used as a guide only. Builders and owners should establish the appropriate window or door fire rating specifications on a per job/project basis with an approved BPAD (Building Planning & Design) consultant or certifier.
2. Even if not required Teal Windows and Doors fits seals as standard to most windows to comply with Australian Standard AS2047.
3. NA* - Some doors may have a window fitted within the door. In this case the Window sash is manufactured from fire resistant timber from Table FE2 PNG Rosewood, Kwila/Merbau.
4. Teal WIndows and Doors believes the timber species listed above are the best timber species available. The timber species meet fire ratings specified in AS3959 and have proven to be the most stable and durable; and exhibit the highest performance characteristics when manufactured into timber windows and doors. Many other timber species are listed in Tables FE1, FE2 and FR2 of AS3959. However these species perform poorly when manufactured into timber windows, doors and screens.

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