CSIRO Bushfire Testing

The original design of the High Performance Bushfire Weepa was the result of extensive testing undertaken at CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology, at Ryde in Sydney, NSW.

The simulated bushfire exposure consisted of radiant heat and ember attack.

The Radiant Heat Panel


Ignition of the Sacrificial Grate


Tested specimens with stainless steel mesh intact after exposure to 60-kW/m2


Please note that CSIRO have discontinued appraisal updates since our original testing.  

We now rely on new independent testing undertaken in April 2019 at the BRANZ laboratory, located in the beautiful Upper Hutt region in New Zealand.

BRANZ are accredited to test in accordance with AS1530.8.1:2018.    

Branz Appraisal Excerpt (High Performance Bushfire Weepa)
Branz Appraisal Excerpt (New Generation Bushfire Weepa)

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The Weepa range is subject to Intellectual Property Rights. Aust Pat Nos 713335, 762230, 2007237177, 2007215369, 2008271915, 2013211506. Aust Pat Aps 2018902177, 2019900971. International PCT AU2007/000004, PCT AU2014/000123, PCT AU2019/050629. NZ Pat No 567674. NZ Pat Ap 716834. Sth African Pat No 2008/03841. US Pat Nos 8171677, 14/908620. Canadian Pat Nos 2629033,2916320.UK Pat No1984580.Des Reg137021,150609,156915.Aust TM 775282,NZ TM 961710,US TM 1145302.