The 2009 Victorian bushfire was the catalyst for revising the Building Code of Australia (BCA). There are now six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories to represent the threat a building might face.
For areas with a BAL of 29 or higher, commercial and residential buildings must be constructed from non-combustible materials.
This leaves designers, developers, and builders with a challenge: how to meet soaring demand for warm, chic timber looks while achieving the right bushfire certification.
Composite timber is often the most logical choice, yet many of these products are not certified for riskier areas.
Until now, that is.
Urbanline’s Euro Selekta is fast becoming the preferred choice for external cladding. It’s durable, stylish, easy to maintain and now, after recent testing – it’s approved to be installed on any building in a bushfire-prone area rated up to BAL29*.
That means it’s an ideal choice for residential and multi-residential buildings and floors up to three metres in height.
It’s irresistible for designers and contractors for so many reasons. Virtually maintenance free and non-leaching, the pre-finished profiles and simple tongue and groove fixing system makes for quick and easy installation.
It’s simply the smartest substitute for timber, with the added bonus of compliance with BAL29 cladding regulations to provide total peace-of-mind.
Not only this, its timber grain-embossed surface is available in seven gorgeous colours for a world of possibilities and clever contrasts – from cool Coast White including to sleek, moody African Ebony.
It also boasts a high Rw acoustic rating, as well as water, rot and pest resistance. It is guaranteed not to split, warp or check and is highly resistant to damage caused by termites and fungal decay.
An eco-friendly choice, Euro Selekta is PEFC certified and backed by a comprehensive warranty for added confidence.
It’s stylish looks and practical benefits are showcased beautifully in two villas perched on the edge of the beautiful canals of Queensland’s Broadbeach Waters.
The builder’s vision was modern sophistication, with materials that could stand up to a highly exposed waterfront location. Constructing with the client in mind, the goal was a long life, lasting looks and low maintenance.
Euro Selekta Clad was the ideal solution. A pre-finished composite cladding façade with a beautiful timber-grain-embossed surface, it is designed for stability and longevity.
The beauty of the Silver Oak colour contrasts perfectly with white-framed box windows. With realistic colour variations and sleek, streamlined style, the result is a breathtaking mix of urbane refinement and coastal class.
See case study at: http://www.urbanline.com.au/projects/savoy-street-broadbeach-waters/
*Subject to the Building Code of Australia