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Compliance & Regulations

Building Permits may be required to carry out any of this type of installation. Check with your local Council authority to see if the works you plan invlove approvals such as a Development Approval or can be undertaken under delegated authority or (example) Exempt Building works NSW or other states Exempt Building Approvals

Cyclone Test Report (21Kb PDF file)

A test report on wind loading. Suited to high velocity Terrain Catagories and Cyclone Rating.

Live Load and Wind Loads on Balustrades and use of Shutters as Balustrades. This unique compliance relies on our internal Stainless Steel tensioned wire system integrated in each blade and terminated into the structural stile. The shuttergard insertion to minimum 1000mm high satisfies the code. It may be specified for the full panel height also and in specific cases is inserted .

STANDARDS OF COMPLIANCE FOR:

Security Window and Door Plantation Shutters

Security Shutters for Openable Window Fall Arrest

Security Plantation Shutters as a Fully Compliant Balustrade System

Fire Rating Compliance for Screens in Bush Fire Zones

There are three standards of compliance for security products:

AS 5039: Security screen doors and security window grilles

AS 5040: Installation of security screen doors and window grilles

AS 5041: Methods of test – Security screen doors and window grilles

AS 5039: Security screen doors and security window grilles:

Our ShutterGard Security Plantation Shutters fall into this category although they are not a screen type. Our Shutters are much stronger than simple compliant mesh screens.  This standard was developed to provide both the industry and consumers with specifications covering the general requirements and performance of these products.

This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the performance of all types of hinged and sliding security screen doors and hinged, sliding, removable and fixed security window grilles used primarily in residential situations.

It is concerned mainly with resistance to forced entry and does not address the important issues relating to egress in the case of emergency. The Standard covers movable and removable security window grilles that can be used in such instances.

AS 5039 is intended for use by regulatory authorities and all persons concerned with the manufacture, installation and general requirements of security screen doors or window grilles and gives protection to consumers.

For products to conform to this Standard, they must be tested by an accredited laboratory in accordance with:

AS 5041: Methods of test – Security screen doors and window grilles.

The tests include:

* Dynamic Impact Test

* Jemmy Test

* Pull Test

* Probe Test

* Shear Test

* Knife Shear Test

AS 5040: Installation of security screen doors and window grilles:

Our ShutterGard Security Plantation Shutters meet this standard with ease and look far more attractive than steel grills or bars. The shutters are operable therefore they are functional for ventilation and  privacy as well as providing the peace of mind security.

Provides installers of security screen doors or window grilles with specifications covering the general requirements for installation of security screen doors or window grilles used primarily in residential situations. If a product is not installed correctly then it will not be secure.

When security screens are installed, it is important to remember that windows may provide a secondary means of escape from a burning home. At least one window in each room must have a release mechanism on the security screen.

Homes with security bars, grilles or shutters covering their windows may be useless in an emergency if the devices on them do not have a functioning release mechanism.

It is important to select security screens with overriding devices that can be released by an adult. Alternatively, ensure that you select a product that has an emergency egress feature and teach your family how to safely use an emergency egress device in an emergency.

Ensure keys to all security door locks are readily accessible to enable escape from the home if required. Deadlocks, if engaged, will stop you from opening the security door without a key.

Protection from falls

The National Construction Code (NCC) specifies various requirements for the prevention of falls from openable windows. There are also specific requirements in New South Wales for strata title properties.

Our ShutterGard Security Plantation Shutters comply with AS 5203 when used in accordance with the design intent and referenced to ShutterGard safety manual issued at time of installation handover.

AS 5203 Protection of Openable Windows/Fall Prevention:

Test Sequence and Compliance Method sets out the methods of test for determining the performance of a barrier screen and a restricted window opening to a level of force specified in the National Construction Code.

Our ShutterGard Security Plantation Shutters when used as designed and installed will restrict children from access the opened window and thus restrict any falls. Teach your children about the safety needs and check regularly that the shutters are locked closed. Ensure keys are available readily to adults and ensure family members have a fire exit plan. If a window is accessible by a child and the window is not restricted, ensure that tested compliant security screens are fitted to stop your child from accidentally falling through.

It is important to remember that a standard flyscreen is not made to protect your child from falling through a window.

Using a tested compliant screen for protection from falls on a window, rather than restricting the window opening, gives you the benefit of full ventilation.

Bushfire safety

If you are in a bushfire area, check that your screens meet the local bushfire regulations and the requirements of AS 3959 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas. The wrong flyscreens can burn in a bushfire and can be the cause of your home burning.

Our ShutterGard Security Plantation Shutters when fitted with our Stainless Steel 1.8mm aperture screen mesh comply with AS3959:2009

Our Shutters are Non Combustible, are made from Stainless Steel and Aluminium and are low degradation metals, our SS Screen Mesh is secured to the external face of the operable  shutters and therefore arrests all cases of fire ember attack.

Below are listed the 6 levels of attack:

BAL – LOW There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements

BAL – 12.5 Ember attack

BAL – 19 Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together with increasing heat flux between 12.5 and 19 kW m2

BAL – 29 Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together with increasing heat flux between 19 and 29 kW m2

BAL – 40 Increasing levels of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers together with increasing heat flux with the increased likelihood of exposure to flames

BAL – FZ Direct exposure to flames from fire front in addition to heat flux and ember attack

Cyclone Debris Protection – Flying Missile Test (Refer to our Cyclone Test Certificate)

Clause 2.5.5 of AS/NZS1170.2 Structural Design Actions Part 2: Wind Actions

Wind actions sets out the requirements and test methods for different cyclonic regions in Australia.

Note: An adjacent balustrade may not be designed so as to allow the traversing of a foot hold element.

Only our Patented system ‘ShutterGard’ satisfies the specific compliance with the structural integrity of the balustrade code and must conform to AS 1170.1 and 1170.2 AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions – Permanent, imposed and other actions and supplement – Commentary AS/NZS 1170.2 Supp 1:2002 Structural design actions – Wind actions – Commentary (c) The “Climbability Clause” restrictionsof BCA D2.16 (g) (ii) (A) of BCA. Please be aware that the blades must be in the closed (downwards) position between 150mm from floor and 760mm to comply with landings conditions over 4 mtres fall. Furthermore and importantly the blades must be able to withstand climbing or load as expressed in BCA1.2 if acting as a Balustrade. The Shutter panels may not act as a Balustrade without satisfying SAA Loading Code which in summary requires a superstructure to the opening to meet the requirments of code.The Millennium SuperPost System complies with such code and forms an integral part of the overall system we endorse.

We refer to Australian and NZ Standards for all Compliance Certification:

AS 1231 (Anodized Coatings) 
25micron required for marine environment 
AS 3715-1989 (Powder Coating) 
10 year High Durability Warranty (optional) 
AS 1926.1-1993 (Fencing for Swimming Pools)
AS 1926.2-1995 (Swimming Pool Safety)
AS 1170.1 -1989 (SAA Loading Code) 
AS 1992 (Swimming Pools Act) 
AS 1170.2-1989 (SAA Loading Code) 
AS 1288- 1989 Selection and Installation 
1994 (5.14 Glass in Buildings) Draft revision currently 
tabled (1/06/02) 
AS 1874-1988 (Alloys & Castings) 
(Light gauge aluminium, low Magnesium content and 
unapproved welded systems will not comply) 
AS 1428 (Access and Mobility) AS 2047 Windows Selection and Installation

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