Guardian Fall Prevention Screens

Certain windows greater than 2.0m from the outside ground level need to meet the National Construction Code (NCC) fall prevention requirements. This can be meet in two ways, either a hardware restrictor or a compliant fall prevention screen. A restrictor renders the window to only be operable to 125mm, where a Guardian fall prevention screen enables the full use of a window’s function.

Guardian fall prevention window screens are welded instead of being held together by screws or rivets. A weld is stronger than any screw or rivet, and it looks better too. With its seamless corners, Guardian is the best looking fall prevention screen on the market. The heavy duty aluminium frame and the marine grade stainless steel mesh are joined together in a mechanical and chemical bond. It is virtually unbreakable and provides complete insulation of the two metals eliminating a major cause of corrosion.

  • Colours
  • Standard Range
    Pearl white, gloss
    WH
    Ultra black, matt
    UB
    Monument, matt
    MNT
    Woodland grey, matt
    WL
    Dune, satin
    DU
    Anodic natural matt, matt
    AN
    Surfmist, matt
    CSMI
    Anodic off white, matt
    AO
    Primrose, gloss
    PR
    Stone beige, matt
    BE
    Designer Range
    Trend metallic charcoal, gloss
    MC
    Basalt, matt
    BSLT
    Ironstone, matt
    IS
    Deep ocean, satin
    DE
    Jasper, matt
    JA
    Hammersley brown, satin
    BR
    Trend silver pearl, satin
    PS
    Shale grey, matt
    CSGI
    White birch, gloss
    WB
    Paperbark, matt
    CPB
    Textura Range
    Delivering distinctive industrial looks with outstanding durability, Textura is a new matt finish with a finely sandblasted texture.
    Silver
    TX_SIL
    Surfmist
    TX_SMI
    White
    TX_WH
    Black
    TX_BK
    Monument
    TX_MNT
    Woodland grey
    TX_WL
    Deep ocean
    TX_DE
    Ironstone
    TX_IS
    Jasper
    TX_JA
    Dune
    TX_DU
    Paperbark
    TX_PB
    Primrose
    TX_PR
  • Stainless Steel Mesh
  • The black powder coated, 304 stainless steel provides greater resistance to pitting corrosion than other grades of steel. The 1.62mm aperture and 42.5% open area means Guardian provides excellent visibility and airflow. While 304 steel is .6mm diameter wire, it is ultra-high tensile giving the mesh its strength to ensure it passes the shear and knife shear parts of the Australian Standards security test (AS5039).

  • Tests Passed
  • Bushfire

    • Bushfire prone zones require that openable windows must be screened with corrosion-resistant steel, bronze or aluminium mesh with an opening of less than 2 mm x 2 mm (AS 3959-2009). The fire attenuation test (FS 4302/3572) shows the reduction in radiant heat flux level provided by the screen.

    Energy and UV Light

    • Screens provide ventilation but can also keep solar heat and UV light out during summer, and reduce heat loss during winter. WERS testing and testing to the European Standard (EN 14501) show the reduction in solar heat and damaging UV light, and reduction in heat loss, provided by the screen.

    Corrosion

    • Whenever two different metals interact there is a risk of corrosion. The tests (AS 2331.3.2 and AS 2331.3.1) to show corrosion-resistance are the acetic acid salt spray test and neutral salt spray test.

    Insect Protection

    • The mosquito protection test tests a screens ability to keep mosquitoes out over an extended period of time.

    Fall Prevention

    • The National Construction Code (NCC) (BCA) requires that window openings be either restricted or screened, in certain circumstances, to prevent children falling. Screens that resist an outward horizontal action of 250 N meet the code and mean that window restrictors, that prevent the window being open more than 125mm, can be removed.
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