With scorching summers getting hotter each year, the need to be ready in the event of a bushfire is an important consideration to make, especially in rural areas. If building within a DFES Bushfire Prone Area, the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of your chosen build location is an important factor we consider. Early in the process your lot will be assessed by a trained professional (when required) and your home will receive a BAL rating. This rating then determines the construction requirements to prevent major damage to your home in the event of a bushfire.
In some cases this may include additional upgrades such as fire-safe shutters or ember resistant screens and doors. With some considered design planning we can help keep costs low. As a result, BAL Rating upgrades for our homes are often kept within a few grand where applicable.
Are you Bushfire ready? Download the DFES Bushfire Plan app.