Following many months of research and product testing, Victorian-based window manufacturer Miglas High Performance Windows has developed a bushfire-resistant window and door system that complies with the new Australian bushfire standard AS 3959:2009.
Successfully tested to the new Australian test standard AS 1530.8.1, Miglas FireGuard 40 is currently the first window and door product series to achieve compliance with AS 3959:2009, Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas, without the need for external screen or bushfire shutters. It is currently the only system for up to and including BAL-40 that is tested by a NATA-accredited testing laboratory.
Miglas FireGuard 40 timber-aluminium composite windows and doors feature aluminium externally to protect from ignition, while internally timber provides thermal insulation and stability. PyroGuard 40 from Australian glass manufacturer Viridian completes the product’s bushfire-resistant status by providing a solid barrier against radiant heat transfer and embers. The unit exceeded the heat flux by testing up to 50 kw/m2 and passed testing of bigger sizes up to 6 m2.