2mm Steel Ember Guard

Blue Mountain Mesh 2mm ember guard

In 2011 an amendment (AS3959-2009/Amdt2011) was made specific to ember guards. It requires that any gaps around the house greater than 3mm need to be sealed; an option is a mesh or perforated sheet with a maximum aperture of 2mm.

An ember guard is not specifically designed to act as a gutter guard, but Blue Mountain Mesh 2mm Super Fine Gutter Mesh is not only a high quality steel gutter guard custom-made in COLORBOND® steel colours to suit any roof type, but also meets the Standard to act as an ember guard for gutters.

Blue Mountain 2mm Superfine All Steel Mesh has been specifically designed to meet the Australian Standard for the ember guard protection of sheet roofs for all Bushfire Attack Levels (BAL-12.5 clause 5.6.3; BAL-19 clause 6.6.3; BAL-29 clause 7.6.3; BAL-40 clause 8.6.3; BAL-FZ clause 9.6.3-2011).  The 2mm aperture is the prescribed opening to restrict burning debris from entering gaps and igniting buildings, and the product has also undergone rigorous, independent testing by the CSIRO to certify that the materials used meet the definition of non-combustible prescribed in the Building Code of Australia.

2mm Steel Blue Mountain Mesh ember guard

Important facts

Ember guard compliant – meets the new Australian Standards’ requirements AS 3959-2009/Amdt 2011 for the ember guard protection of sheet roofs for all BAL zones (BAL-12.5 clause 5.6.3; BAL-19 clause 6.6.3; BAL-29 clause 7.6.3; BAL-40 clause 8.6.3; BAL-FZ clause 9.6.3-2011)
Bushfire compliant – conforms to Australian Standards’ requirements AS 3959-2009 for the Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas
BCA compliant – conforms to the Building Code of Australia (BCA-2009)
2mm aperture – the finest mesh in our range, ideal for small leaf trees and fine debris
Strong and durable using hot dipped, galvanised (zinc coated) steel that is rust proofed and oven baked with the highest quality steel fixings and flashings
Custom made and available in the full COLORBOND® steel colour range