The Tapex Flame Brake 316 is a marine grade mesh made from high quality woven stainless steel. It is designed for durability and to meet the stringent performance criteria applicable to homes and commercial buildings that are located in bushfire prone areas.
Stainless steel gutter guard mesh offers a range of benefits. A key benefit is the materials durability and the fact that it will not rust, whilst prolonging the life of your gutters significantly. In fact it will often outlast most gutters.
The design allows water to flow freely into your gutter whilst preventing debris or leaves from getting into your gutters and in turn reducing the bush fire threats to your property. This greatly reduces the need for gutter cleaning, saving you time, money and effort.
Flame brake 316 has been designed with a zinc coating that improves compatibility with a wide range of common roofing materials. The high quality material has been independently tested to comply with the Australian Standards (AS 3959-2009 & AS 1530.1-1994) for construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. In addition it is deemed non combustible.
Tapex Flame Brake 316Features:
Zinc coating helps improve compatibility with common roofing materials
Stainless Steel 316 Marine Grade
Non Combustible to AS 1530.1-1994
1.9 mm aperture helps keep embers out of gutters and eaves
Meets the aperture criteria of an Ember Guard. AS 3959-2009
Tucked selvedge on both sides provides reinforced edge that prevents unravelling of the stainless steel strands
Available in 3 widths of 250, 500 and 1000mm
Suitable for Gutter Guard, V Ember Guard
The combination of these design features makes this product unique to the Australian market.
Fire Protection for Homes & Buildings in Bushfire Prone areas.
Flame Brake 316 meets the standard for use as a Gutter Guard, Valley Guard and Ember Guard in all 5 Bushfire Attack Levels. AS 3959-2009.
The 5 Bushfire Attack Levels are as follows:
1. BAL-12.5: Ember attack radiant heat below 12.2 kW/m2.
2. BAL-19: Increasing ember attack and windborne debris, radiant heat between 2 12.5 kW/m and 2 19 kW/m.
3. BAL-29: Increasing ember attack and windborne debris, radiant heat 2 between 19 kW/m2 and 29 kW/m.
4. BAL-40: Increasing ember attack and windborne debris, radiant heat 2 between 29 kW/m2 and 40 kW/m. Exposure to flames from fire front likely.
5. BAL-FZ: Direct exposure to flames, radiant heat and embers from fire front.