What impact does your BAL Rating have on Compliance Costs?
Well, FESA in their submission to Keelty Report produced the following table derived from the Australian Building Codes Board publication the “Final Regulatory Impact Statement for Decision (RIS 2009–02)”.
Table: Cost of Compliance with AS3959–2009
Category of bush
|Predicated bush fire attack and level of exposure.||Base house||Large two storey||
|BAL – Low||Insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements.||$0||$0||$0|
|BAL – 12.5||Ember attack.||$11,535||$14,981||$21,428|
|BAL – 19||Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together increasing heat flux.||$11,535||$14,981||$21,428|
|BAL – 29||Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together increasing heat flux.||$15,471||$17,095||$35,024|
|BAL – 40||Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together increasing heat flux with the increased likelihood of exposure to flames.||$17,107||$19,751||$62,357|
|BAL – FZ||Direct exposure to flames from fire front in addition to heat flux and ember attack.||$20,885||$28,905||$76,679|
Alternatively to the table above, The Shire of Busselton in Council Agenda dated 11/05/2011 on matter concerning the identification of Bushfire prone areas provided the following information that estimated the costs (above standard constructing standards) of compliance with AS3959-2009.
- BAL – 12.5 – 3-4%
- BAL – 19 – 4-5%
- BAL – 29 – 6-6.5%
- BAL – 40 – 6-10%
- BAL – FZ – 8-10%
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