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Protect Your Home This Bushfire Season

The Australian bushfire season runs from July to February each year. We can't control the fires but we can control how we protect our home.


Here are some basic maintenance tips to prepare your property:


  • Clean your gutters of leaves and twigs

  • Install metal gutter guards

  • Repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof

  • Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors

  • Fit seals around doors and windows to eliminate gaps

  • Enclose the areas under the house

  • Repair or cover gaps in external walls

  • Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters

  • Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained

  • Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings

  • Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property

  • Have hoses long enough to reach around your house

  • If you have a pool, tank or dam, put a Static Water Supply (SWS) sign on your property entrance, so firefighters know where they can get water

  • Check and maintain adequate levels of home and contents insurance. Ensure it is up to date.


If you need some assistance with who to talk to, Mark Williams Architects can help.


Information Sourced: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/prepare-your-property

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