The Trend Windows & Doors Xtreme range of bushfire window and door products have recently been tested to the new Bushfire Construction Standards (AS 3959–2009 and AS 1530.8.1–2007). In a major breakthrough, the Xtreme windows and doors range passed the standard test at the BAL 40 level without the need for screens to be fitted to the fixed sashes.
This latest development is a result of Trend Windows & Doors’ ongoing intensive research and development, and extensive testing with the CSIRO over the past five years, aimed at developing affordable window and door systems that will withstand the extremes of bushfire attack.
Trend Windows’ Xtreme window and door products, the first tested by the CSIRO under the previous standard in 2005, went on to become a market leader in bushfire windows and doors. The new Xtreme windows and doors are now the first products tested at the CSIRO Laboratories testing facility at North Ryde, New South Wales.
Trend has combined the technologically advanced Xtreme window and door system with Pyro-Protec seals and glazing systems and standard 5 mm or 6 mm toughened glass, which keeps the system affordable. This window and door system is a cost-effective solution to a problem that is fast becoming a national challenge. Double-glazed energy-efficient solutions are also available.
The extensive range of Xtreme products includes window systems with sliding, casement, awning, sashless, double hung, bifold and fixed lights in both standard frames and into Crestlite semi-commercial frames. Xtreme doors include sliding, hinged and bifold in standard systems and, with the Crestlite, semi-commercial frames. All metal window hardware is used to comply with the new standard and insect screens are available for all windows and doors if required.
Trend Windows & Doors is one of the largest manufacturers of domestic windows and doors in Australia and it has an extensive range of products.