The 2019-2020 bushfire season in Australia saw devastating losses in our landscape, homes, communities and people.
While we cannot immediately reverse climate change or the rising temperatures across Australia, from a building perspective we can work towards designing in harmony with our changing natural environment, through sustainable innovation and fire resilient buildings and landscapes.
Each site has unique variables to consider when designing to be resilient against bushfire attack – from BAL-L to BAL-FZ. At Resilience Design and Build, our process ensures your new home has the highest chance of withstanding these natural disasters.
We start by researching the site and mapping overlays while working closely with our Environmental and Bushfire Consultants.This allows the design and build process to move forward with clarity, safety and assurance.
Our architects design with your lifestyle, the natural environment and the vulnerability of your house to bushfire attack in mind.
We work collaboratively with you on the design to incorporate your unique tastes and lifestyle – bringing luxurious, functional and contemporary elements designed for comfort, wellbeing and safety.
We collaborate with a world renowned landscape architect who extends our fire resilient home from the inside out, through bushfire landscaping techniques. These include strategic garden layouts, minimising combustible garden materials and choosing appropriate flora. We consider the aesthetics of your garden and incorporate bushfire resilient design without compromising your outdoor lifestyle.
We identify the positioning of your home, with the goal of reducing the intensity of bushfire attack whilst incorporating key lifestyle attributes such as maximising natural light and your site’s existing features.
We work closely with leading manufacturers to supply Certified and Accredited Fire Resilient materials for construction - ensuring they are compliant to your site specific conditions whilst elevating the aesthetic of your home and allowing resource efficiency through innovative design. These may include BAL external cladding choices, fire rated doors, windows and BAL FZ bushfire shutters.
Once your home is built, we facilitate additional educational resources to home and land owners surrounding the maintenance of their new abode – ensuring you maintain fire resilience for years to come.
We recommend our preferred licensed building partner to work one-on-one with you in the construction of your home, using our supplied fire resilient design specifications and material technology.
As outlined by the Queensland Government and CSIRO’s “Bushfire Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes”6, the benefits of bushfire resilient homes and landscapes will help:
At Resilience Design and Build, we utilise strong design principles throughout our projects. From working with the site positioning and topography of your land to reduce fire spreading, to landscaping for protection from embers and radiant heat, as well as supplying certified non combustible building materials.
Our holistic approach allows us to consider, design and build for resilience against th