Revised Bushfire Standards Released for Public Comment
Posted on : Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Standards Australia has just released draft revisions of
Australian Standards AS 1530.8.1 and AS 1530.8.2 for public comment
closing 13 June, 2017.
AS 1530.8.1 is the test standard for materials and elements of
construction for use in bushfire prone areas of BAL-12.5 up to
BAL-40 whereas AS 1530.8.2 is the test standard for materials and
elements of construction for use in bushfire prone areas at
These revisions include a general review to improve clarity,
intent and specification of all testing requirements as well as a
number of other changes such as the inclusion of roof valley
details for roof construction, a test procedure for windows with
screens and shutters and a number of other improvements to clarify
existing requirements or address gaps in the current standards.
See the preface of each draft revision for a full overview of
the major changes.
Visit the SAI Global website
here to download a copy of the draft revisions of AS 1530.8.1
and AS 1530.8.2, respectively. Please note you will need to create
a free login to be able to download these public comment