A Bushfire Attack Level (or BAL) measures the exposure of a home to a potential bushfire hazard. If you suspect your land may be impacted by bushfire it is important to dig further. BAL ratings range from Low to Flame Zone and can have a significant impact on costs. Accredited practitioners can assess your home and provide your rating on a BAL Certificate. This can then be used to ensure the construction of your home meets the required standards.
Our Tip – Ensure your builder includes the costs of the BAL rating for your home in your price before you sign a contract. Some estates have a map with BAL ratings outlined over the blocks and this can be a quick and useful place to start.