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Draft Number:
DR AS 3959-2009/Amd 3

Title:
Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas

Project Committee:
FP-020 Construction In Bushfire Prone Areas

Status:
Now under review

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Welcome to WADIC

The Window and Door Industry Council Inc (WADIC) is a service organization for timber window and door manufacturers supplying products to the building and construction industry. WADIC’s role is to assist members in compliance with relevant Australian Standards and codes, to promote the environmental and energy performance benefits of member’s products, and provide members with options for window energy rating systems. WADIC has a range of propreitary Western Red Cedar Window and Doors compliant and certified to Bush Fire Attack Level 29 (BAL29) tested to AS1530 8.1

WADIC is an organisation committed to supporting energy conservation and environmentally sustainable products, through ongoing development and assistance to their members in the timber window and door manufacturing industry.

Frame Australia Conference & Exhibition

Frame Australia Conference

A conference and exhibition on timber building design, prefabrication and construction. Monday 23 May at Park Hyatt Melbourne.

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Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Exhibition

The AWISA 2016 exhibition will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne, from 6-9 July 2016. The exhibition is the must-see event for everyone in woodworking and associated industries and professions. Furniture manufacturers, cabinet makers, kitchen manufacturers, door, window and moulding manufacturers, joinery manufacturers, architects, designers, shop and office fitters, builders, and other wood, timber and panel processing industries are welcome to attend.

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STOP PRESS – Further BAL29 Testing Success

We are happy to announce that WADIC has successfully tested a BAL29 Western Red Cedar System for Sliding Doors, Sliding Windows and two Double Hung Window Systems at EXOVA Warrington Fire in Dandenong on the 11th of June 2015.

At this point in time it appears that WADIC will have the only Australian Double Hung tested BAL29 Western Red Cedar System (with Merbau sill) that has been tested by EXOVA to meet AS1530 8.1. It is early days while we wait for formalised reporting but this positive result was confirmed by the Laboratory yesterday. A great achievement which was made achievable by the collaboration of the WADIC Committee. This will see the completion of the suite of products for Western Red Cedar. It will allow our fabricators to offer the full range of a house - lot of joinery without too many restrictions.

Present at the testing were representatives of the NSW Rural Fire Service and Victorian Country Fire Service.

The up-skilling of WADIC Fabricators, of these new products, will be undertaken once all the reporting has been completed and we would hope to undertake the training of new incoming fabricators and the upgrading of existing no later than September all being well.

BAL 29 Bushfire Products Now Available

37 WADIC Member companies are now trained and licensed to produce this exclusive range of BAL 29 Western Red Cedar Bushfire products.

These members are ready to start delivering this WADIC tested and certified range of BAL 29 Windows and Doors for you right now. These Fabricator members are located in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and only they hold a registration number indicating their license to supply this range. These products comply with AS2047, AS1530.8 1, AS1288 and are thermally rated. Education seminars are being undertaken in most states with rural bush fire brigades, certifiers, architects and industry associates in order to spread the well over due good news.

Visit our Bushfire Licensed Fabricator List on this website for more information about who they are. Anyone of these licensees can lead you through the products and the application of them so just choose the one who is the handiest or your preference and give them a call.

Timber Design Awards – Winner

The winner of the Timber Design Award 2015 Bronze Category sponsored by WADIC for Excellence in the Use of timber Products – Timber Windows and Doors was won by Schulberg Demkiw Architects for Beach Ave.

This award was independently judged and it is with pride we acknowledge the items were manufactured by LBA Joinery a long standing Victorian member of WADIC.

The other 4 finalists for our catergory were called Little Reef, Invermay, Fenwick and Clareville. WADIC members will be receiving the Timber Design Booklet as a Christmas gift again this year

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