High Performance Bushfire Weepa

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Product Overview

  • A weep hole former containing stainless steel mesh and fire resistant polymer, designed to protect your home during a bushfire.
  • When used in masonry construction it is compliant with AS3959:2018 for BAL-LOW, BAL-A12.5 and  BAL-A19. 
  • Suitable for face brick or rendered brick and block.
  • The red mortar protector is removed after installation, leaving a clean and beautiful finish.
  • Ensures ventilation and drainage of the cavity to reduce fungal decay and mildew.
  • Excludes a wide range of pests.
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Features

The patented grate in the High Performance Bushfire Weepa is designed so that under extreme heat from bush fires it doesn't melt. Instead, it chars and retains its structural integrity. The stainless steel mesh is retained in situ protecting the cavity from fire brands and sparks. Mesh specifications: SS316 grade stainless steel woven mesh, wire aperture 0.415mm, wire diameter 0.22mm

The High Performance Bushfire Weepa is suitable for installation in Bushfire Attack Levels BAL-LOW, BAL-A12.5, BAL-A19 as defined in AS3959-2018.  

The High Performance Bushfire Weepa has been tested by BRANZ, an accredited AS1530.8.1:2018 laboratory, to meet BAL-LOW, BAL-A12.5 and BAL-A19.


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Bushfire Weepa In Masonry

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Step 1

Install the Weepa between bricks or blocks, at specified intervals and firmly in contact with the flashing. For rendering, set out a few millimetres.

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Step 2

When rendering, the Weepa needs to be loosened in the masonry so the renderer can adjust the Weepa in and out. Grab internal rib to adjust Weepa in and out.

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Step 3

After clean up, use a small, flat screwdriver to prise the mortar cover up at the bottom.

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Step 4

The High Performance Bushfire Weepa has a specially formulated grate (with stainless steel mesh set behind) which chars and self extinguishes.


Bushfire Weepa In Rendered Masonry

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Step 1

Make sure the new Weepa is installed when the masonry wall is built.

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Step 2

Loosen the Weepa and pull out proud of masonry.

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Step 3

Lay on render around the Weepa.

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Step 4

Screen off around the Weepa.

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Step 5

Pat the Weepa flush with the surface.

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Step 6

Float around the Weepa.

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Step 7

Sponge finish.
For easy removal later, wipe the mortar guard clean now, then again after painting.

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Step 8

After finish and cleanup remove the mortar guard for beautiful weepholes.


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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. 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