The BAL Calculator is a tool made available by Wood Solutions and designed to help you estimate your Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) based on specific criteria. It’s important to note that this tool is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a professional assessment. Please read and understand the following disclaimers before using the BAL Calculator:
Disclaimer 1: Informational Use Only
The BAL Calculator is meant to provide you with an initial estimate of your property’s Bushfire Attack Level. This estimate should not be considered a definitive assessment. The actual BAL for your property may vary depending on various factors, including local regulations and specific site conditions. It is crucial to consult with local authorities and professionals for an accurate assessment.
Disclaimer 2: Not a Substitute for Professional Advice
This calculator is not a substitute for professional advice from architects, builders, bushfire consultants, or local authorities. We strongly recommend consulting with these experts for a thorough and site-specific assessment of your property’s bushfire risk and the appropriate construction measures to mitigate that risk.
Disclaimer 3: Assumptions and Limitations
The BAL Calculator is based on certain assumptions and limitations, including standard building practices and common construction materials. Actual site conditions, local regulations, and variations in building design may not be fully accounted for in the results provided by this tool.
Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Calculator
Using the BAL Calculator
- Click the image above to open the calculator in a new tab.
- Begin by entering your property’s address or location details to help identify the general region.
- Next, provide specific information about your property, such as the distance from vegetation, the type and density of surrounding vegetation, and the slope of the land. Use the dropdown menus and input fields to make your selections.
- After you’ve entered all the necessary information, click the “Calculate” button.
- The BAL Calculator will then estimate the Bushfire Attack Level for your property based on the details you’ve provided. The result will be displayed on the page.
- Please note that the result is a preliminary estimate, and it is recommended that you consult with local authorities or bushfire experts for a more accurate assessment.
Getting Professional Assistance
While the BAL Calculator can provide a general idea of your property’s BAL, it is essential to work with professionals who can provide site-specific assessments and guidance. Bushfire consultants, architects, and builders with expertise in bushfire-resistant construction can help you develop a comprehensive bushfire management plan tailored to your property’s unique characteristics.
Your safety and the protection of your property are of utmost importance. Use the BAL Calculator as a starting point, but remember that professional advice and local regulations should be your primary sources of guidance for bushfire preparedness.
By using this BAL Calculator, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the disclaimers provided above and agree to use this tool for informational purposes only. For further assistance or to consult with experts in bushfire preparedness, please don’t hesitate to contact the appropriate local authorities or professionals in your area.