Larger projects

  1. Replace combustible siding with non-combustible or ignition-resistant siding material. Learn more
  2. Replace combustible deck/porch material with non-combustible or fire-rated materials. Learn more
  3. Cap deck joists with flashing or foil tape. Learn more
  4. Sheath or screen the exposed underside of decks/porches/foundation with fire-resistant materials, such as fibre cement board or metal screening. Learn more
  5. If a wood fence is installed, ensure there is at least a 1.5-metre non-combustible break between the wood portion of the fence and your home. Install a metal gate, for example, to break up the combustible fence and protect your home. Learn more
  6. Replace un-rated or old roofing materials with fire-rated roofing material that meets or exceeds local requirements. Learn more
  7. Use multi-pane, tempered glass windows, and close them when a wildfire threatens. Learn more
  8. Ensure garage and exterior doors are properly fitted and that weather stripping is maintained to prevent gaps for ember entry. Learn more
  9. Ensure there is a non-combustible drip edge and soffit, or flashing installed between the upper extent of your gutters and the roof covering so there is no exposed combustible material. Learn more
  10. Consider screening your gutters with metal mesh to reduce the amount of debris that can accumulate. Learn more