Bushfire Ember Gutter Guard

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Ember Guard covering gutters
Ember Guard to stop bushfire embers getting into the roof, the mesh colour is Monument.

If you live in an area prone to bushfires, then our Fire Ember Guard is a product that will help keep your home safe. Our 2mm Ember Guard Mesh is designed specifically to stop small bushfire embers from entering your gutters and roofing. Like all our gutter guard options, it’s great for keeping your gutters clear of other kinds of debris that can clog gutters and cause them to overrun. In many Victorian regions, a tough bushfire-rated ember guard mesh is crucial for peace of mind! All our Grayson’s Franchises offer Ember Guard.

Ember Mesh Protection for Bushfire Attack Levels (BAL)

Bushfires can spread quickly and wreak havoc with airborne embers. Some Greater Melbourne and country Victoria properties are subject to Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) building restrictions and regulations.

The Victorian Government has designated 6 Bushfire Attack Levels; each of these levels is a way to measure how much risk there is for buildings in bushfire prone areas, and designates different construction standards for new buildings. Grayson’s Fire Ember Mesh is perfect for homes at all BAL levels including the extremely high risk BAL-40 and BAL-FZ (Flame Zone) designations. It is made to the specifications recommended by the Victorian Building Authority.

Ember Guard mesh rolls for gutter protection
Ember Guard mesh rolls for gutter protection. The colour is Ironstone.

The 6 Bushfire Attack Levels

Bushfire Attack LevelDescription
BAL LOWBAL Low refers to homes that are at low-risk, and do not require special designs or retrofitting.
BAL 12.5BAL 12.5 is the rating for homes and properties that are prone to ember attacks and will require some retrofitting.
BAL 19At BAL 19 the risk of ember attack is somewhat increased and there is also a chance of wind-borne embers igniting debris around the property. Chances of exposure to radiant heat are somewhat increased. Retrofitting will be necessary.
BAL 29At the BAL 29 rating the same risks apply but at an increased level, so once again retrofitting is required.
BAL 40BAL 40 has the same risks of ember attack and heat flux apply, but there is also some risk of direct exposure to flames, so retrofitting will not suffice.
BAL FZAt BAL FZ (Flame Zone) once again, the same risks apply, but the risk of direct exposure to flames from the bushfire is even higher. Buildings cannot be retrofit, and should be rebuilt to specification instead.
Ember Gutter Guard on a roof channel with corrugated saddle clips.

How Ember Guard Mesh Works

Grayson’s Ember Mesh is a gutter guard with holes that are only 2mm by 2mm in area.

This tiny 2mm hole size allows the mesh to block dangerous bushfire embers from getting in to your roofing without hindering your gutters’ ability to divert rainwater. During the heat of summer, the loose debris inside your gutters & roofing can become extremely dry, this can be deadly with a raging bushfire nearby. Ember mesh is non-combustible and will stop embers  from flying into the gutter; it blocks the under-the-edge gaps that ordinarily allow dust matter to enter your eaves.  The tough aluminium mesh strands are thin enough to ensure there is virtually zero restriction of water flow, thinner mesh strands also makes hose flushing through the mesh possible. With finer mesh holes, objects like nuts, seeds and pine needles will find it very difficult to enter the gutter.

Standard Fire Ember Guard Mesh is constructed of fire resistant (non-combustible) aluminium. For maximum level heat resistance we also have Stainless Steel Ember Guard

Mesh That’s Woven, Not Moulded

Grayson’s Ember Mesh is woven like fabric, whereas other gutter guard options are molded. This makes it extremely resistant to tearing. During manufacturing, each strand is separated from the one next to it, then these strands are cut and then rejoined in the grid pattern with innovative weaving machinery. The gutter mesh ends are re-forced further

The edges of our Ember Guard Mesh are folded to form a hem, this is crucial in eliminating fraying, and also creates a tougher edge for our fixing screws (about 4-5 gutter guard screws are needed for each metre of gutter). The final step is a powder coat applied to match popular roof colours — you can view all available ember mesh colours here. What’s left is the ultimate protection option in gutter guard. This process makes Fire Ember Mesh our toughest available product. Standard Ember Guard is aluminum, but if you require stainless steel please ask!

We feel proud when we know that our clients have the very best materials constructed with the best workmanship.

Bush fire ember gutter guard
Ember Guard is designed to block bushfire embers
Ember Gutter Guard on a concealed box gutter
Ember Gutter Guard on a concealed box gutter stopping not only blockages, but embers getting in.


The installation of ember mesh is only done using our screwed-down method. The cost of Ember Mesh is usually an additional $4 per metre (when compared with standard Full-Metal® mesh). But call us today and we will give you our best price.

Important Note* Government and Fire Brigade recommendations and building guidelines can vary in every geographical region, these guidelines and laws may change at any time. We strongly recommend you always consult your local Fire Fighter Department before deciding on the best options for bushfire protection. Nothing is completely fire proof.

For more information about Fire Ember Mesh Gutter Guard, call us now on 1800 GUTTER.