State Agencies & Fire Councils

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Wildfire Defense Mesh works with all levels of wildfire mitigation, from homeowners, and businesses, to community-scale retrofit programs for firewise communities and fire department grant programs.

We are proud to introduce Wildfire Defense Mesh to the State Representatives and State Fire Councils as a best in class product in protecting communities against the threat of wildfire. Tested and Proven in the harsh Australian environment, this innovative product is widely adopted and meets U.S Building Codes has been tested to ASTM E2886, Flame and Embers Resistant Vents**

Source: adapted from CFA




The three theats of wildfire:
Ember, Radiant Heat and Direct Flame.


Combining the actions of forest management and creating home hardening and defensible zones around our homes using wildfire mesh, can greatly increase the number of homes protect against ember attack during a wildfire.

By combining these actions, we can create a multi-layered defense against wildfire that is more effective than relying on just one of these measures alone. Together, forest management and wildfire mesh can help to significantly reduce the risk of ember attacks and protect our homes and communities from the devastating effects of wildfires.


Passive barriers used in structure hardening are more effective at protecting structures from ignition than defensible space and landscape scale management alone. 

Passive barriers over a project life cycle costs are much more affordable and require almost no maintenance.

Every dollar spent on prevention is said to provide up to an eleven-dollar reduction in response and recovery costs


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The matchstick demonstrates that fire movement is like the domino effect. If not stopped it will continue from domino to domino until all of the dominos are over. Placing Wildfire Defense Mesh between the dominos shows that it can “break the chain of events” and stop the fire in its tracks. This protects all remaining matches from igniting





Wildfire Defense Mesh is made of corrosion and rust resistant steel making it incredibly strong and durable. Designed and tested to withstand temperatures without melting or deteriorating. It is the only Mesh product that has been independently tested against the three thread of fire. Wildfire Defense Mesh meets the testing requirements of the California Building Code, Chapter 7A 706A.2**.

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Wildfire Defense Mesh tested under extreme wildfire conditions.  Catching, Hold and Release.

Non - corrosive


Class A Fire Rated

Woven Mesh - Higher Tensile

Memory Recognition
(Rolls Flat and self-supporting)

0.0657" Aperture

Sold in Rolls

Width 7.5", 24", 36", 49" & 60"

Easy to Handle

Measure, Cut, Mold and Install

** When vertically installed.


“I have never seen a product like Bushfire Mesh Shield that is effective against all threats of wildfire and be so simple and low cost. This product has been tested by the best around the world and has proven to be effective.”

Frequently Asked Questions

At Wildfire Defense Mesh, we get a lot of commonly asked questions about our range of products and their many applications.
This FAQ page lists those frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.


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Australian Standards 3959 – Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas and the different Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Building Codes in the U.S., CA Building Code, IWUIC, NFPA, etc. are all based on similar research. Embers are 80-90% of the cause for building loss, followed by radiant heat and direct flame.

A homeowner cannot control the land and vegetation outside of their property boundary. Therefore, codes make us look to what we can control. As a building code generally take years to write and update, we now look to National and State Fire Authorities for Best Practice.

The current best practice are to develop layers of defense, being Home Hardening and creating Defensible Space to be part of your solution to protect your home and assets.

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While many different local governments may have their iterations of wildfire codes or recommendations. These are likely derived from the three most widely implemented wildfire codes, being:

  • The International Code Council’s International Wildland Urban Interface Code (IWUIC),
  • The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire (Standard 1144), and
  • The California Building Code Chapter 7A — Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure.
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  • Stainless steel has a high melting point and the research states that the protection should be able to withstand 900+ degrees C where as aluminium Melts at 700 Degrees C
  • Stainless steel is non corrosive and low maintenance where as galvanised steel loses its non corrosive protection over time
  • Stainless steel is non combustible and will not increase your building fire load
  • Stainless steel can reflect Radiant heat resulting in a lower temperature on the non fire side. This lower temperature will reduce the likelihood of fire continuing beyond the barrier
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  • When there is no fire situation:
    The Bushfire Mesh (woven mesh) allows airflow and will allow areas that get wet to dry out
  • When there is a Fire situation:
    The Bushfire Mesh (woven mesh) allows airflow and the mesh acts as a filter that “knocks out” embers as they are carried by the winds
  • Solid metal barriers deflect the wind up and over the fence leaving the ember in the wind allowing the ember to enter the defendable space
  • Solid fences require large footings as they are subject to the full force of the wind
  • Woven Mesh is strong and it keeps its shape
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  • It is manufactured to ISO 9000 Quality Standards
  • It is strong and can keep animals and insects out of protected spaces
  • Available in black powder coated finish and blends into the environment
  • Provides a privacy feature when installed
  • Supplied with additional wires, top and bottom to make securing easy
  • Has been independently tested and passed Australian Standards and U.S. Standards
  • Meets the requirements per International Wildland Urbane Interface Code (2015)
  • Class A Fire Rated Product per UL 723 / ASTM E84
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The Wildfire Defense Mesh house on the hompage is a great resources and tools to select the most appropriate width for your application. Before you install Wildfire Defense Mesh, you will need to consult and confirm with NFPA / Firewise, State or you Local Fire Authority home hardening guidelines or a Wildfire Home Assessment specialist

Remember Wildfire Defense Mesh is part of your wildfire solution for Home Hardening and Defensible Space.