Backing on to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park, with its eucalypt forest, paperbark wetlands and Koala habitat, the owners of this home were looking for security for their family, ventilation to enjoy the breezy environment, and also protection from the risk of bushfires.
The owners, with backgrounds in building and architecture, felt it was important to get the best of the best for their family.
A few factors came into play when choosing security screens for their home. Because of its bushfire prone location, the home had to adhere to the Australia Standard for Construction of Homes in Bushfire Prone Areas (AS3959). This meant that all openable windows had to be screened with corrosion-resistant steel, bronze or aluminium mesh, with openings of less than 2mm x 2mm.
Prowler Proof ForceField has been tested and is approved up to Bushfire Attack Level – Flame Zone (BAL-FZ), the most extreme level.
A secondary requirement was security. With a young family and both working in small businesses, the couple are in and out of the home a lot of the time. The main office, where they spend a lot of time, has beautiful large sliding windows looking out into the yard. ForceField allows them to have natural ventilation and a comfortable working space, as they can leave the windows open safely, day and night. In the entertaining area, they included large double stacking doors which allows the living space to be opened up for entertaining family and guests, while keeping unwanted pests out.
All in all, the family are very happy with their new-found sense of security and feel confident they have created a safer place for their family to enjoy their beautiful surrounds.
For more information, contact Prowler Proof on 07 3363 0666 or visit www.prowlerproof.com.au.