Home Design Guides: Bushfire prone areas

How to choose a plot of land

How to choose a block of land

Knowing what to look for when you’re hunting for a plot of land can make a tremendous difference. Find out what you need to look for, and why.

How to create a bushfire resistant garden

Bushfires threaten homes in every Australian state, nearly every summer. Planning your garden carefully and taking a few simple precautions will help reduce the risk of serious fire damage to your home, without affecting its looks.

Bushfire safety and windows

Devastating bushfires are unfortunately an all too common occurrence across Australia.
In response to recent bushfire attacks a revised building standard has been...

Roof sprinkler

Roof sprinklers

Roof sprinklers spray roof surfaces with water, in an effort to cool the roof and therefore lower the temperature inside the house.

Bushfire and fire regulations for walls

Fires are one of the most common household disasters to happen, yet have equally devastating effects. Learn about fireproofing regulations for your walls to minimise the risk.

Bushfire regulations for flooring

Certain regulations apply to the way floors should be constructed in bushfire prone areas of Australia. Find out what you need to know.

Roofs and bushfire codes

If you live in a bushfire prone area, your roof will need to meet special requirements in terms of the way it's constructed. Find out what this means for your home.

Bushfire regulations for decking and pergolas

Regulations apply in bushfire prone areas which may affect how you're allowed to build a pergola. Find out what regulations apply, and how they affect your plans.