Unfortunately, bushfires are a problem for people living in the Penrith or the Blue Mountains. However, Woodford Homes has over two decades of experience in fortifying your home to withstand these bushfires. Since we live and work in the local communities, we’re also very up-to-date on all of the council regulations and permits required to build new homes or renovate existing ones.
This is why our clients come back to us again and again — because they know that we’ll do everything we can to protect one of their biggest assets, their homes. Several of our bushfire prevention steps include:
- Steel Frames— Steel doesn’t burn, and this makes it an excellent alternative to traditional timber framework. Our steel frames are built to withstand even the hottest bushfires without compromising their structural integrity or having major damage. Additionally, our timber frames have gone through rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand high temperatures.
- Window Precautions—We can outfit your windows with metal frames and metal shutters that are designed to keep your home’s interior safe and secure during a bushfire. Additionally, our glass meets the thickness requirements as set by your local council.
- Decks—At Woodford Homes, we have a variety of fire-retardant timber on hand that we can use to renovate your existing deck. This will keep it safer in the event of a fire. We’ll also minimise the spacing between the timber and seal off the underside to prevent embers from getting under the house and smouldering.
- Gutters and Roofs— Pitched roofs without a lot of small valleys are excellent ways to prevent embers from sitting and smouldering or getting stuck. Additionally, fire plugs in your gutters are a good idea in the event of an emergency.
- Outdoors—While you can’t protect everything, using Woodford Homes’ knowledge and experience to design an outdoor area that can help to prevent the spread of fire or dropping branches and flowers.
We’ll also deal with your local council and get you all of the required permits, paperwork and certifications you need to ensure that your home is to regulation and that it’ll stay as safe as it possibly can in the event of a bushfire.
To read about Blue Mountains Council Bushfire and emergency mangement
Contact Woodford Homes Today!
Are you curious as to whether or not your home is up to regulation? Perhaps you want to make your home bushfire proof. Either way, you can give us a call at 4751 9577 and ask to speak to our Client Services Manager, Allen Smith.
We’ll set up a consultation with you at your home or during our normal business hours to discuss your plans, recommend fixtures and fittings, and show you examples of our work. You can also contact us here.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Sara & Chris Berger - Blaxland
The best decision we made was trusting our instinct and engaging Woodford Homes to undertake our home extension. I have no doubt that they made our building experience a great one !
K & D Selway - Lapstone
Thank you to the team for creating a beautiful home for us and our baby.
Jessica & Evan - Warrimoo
Your staff and contractors are your best asset, without them Woodford Homes wouldn't be where you are today.
N & D Parish - Katoomba
Allen & Lyn and everyone at Woodford Homes helped us replace our old house with a house for the future, the neighbours also have nothing but praise for the process, and the result ...
A & K Lawson - Bullaburra
Woodford Homes was a seamless pleasure from the initial discussion through to the completion.All the team made it hassle free.
T & M Holland - Wentworth Falls
Friendly staff, good quality finish
E. Jimenez & J. Marchant - Springwood
We feel very fortunate to find a building company that delivered our scope of work with such a breath of expertise, craftsmanship and consideration!
Rosemary & Will Deusien - Glenmore Park
Woodford Homes are professional and delivery quality work. I would not use any other builders as I know we will always get quality and excellent tradesmen. Allen and Lyn were wonderful to discuss anything.
Kathy & Stephen Watkins - Hazelbrook
The build was beyond our wildest dreams. Stunning!! Our next door neighbours are so impressed with Woodford Homes' quality and workmen'
Jenn & Tony Harris - Hazelbrook
From the initial discussions with Allen, and his assistance in planning our renovation, the whole experience has been seamless. All made easier with the knowledgeable staff and contractors. We would highly recommend Woodford Homes to anyone looking for a builder with integrity.
Janette & Paul Warton - Erskine Park
We are very happy to recommend Woodford Homes to anyone renovating or extending their existing home. We lived in our home during the addition and found the builders were very mindful and accommodating of our needs. They delivered us with a high quality addition to our home. Friends often comment that they don't recognise our house now as it looks like a new home.
Amy & Bob Barrett - Emu Plains
Woodford Homes did a great job with our renovations for a library, extended loungeroom and deck on our old home in the Blue Mountains. They reminded me of production companies in the Australian film industry in that they know how to use their resources to work personally, and creatively, with clients and at the same time finish on time and on budget.
I would strongly advise anyone who thinks they can ‘do it themselves’ to think about whether they want to spend 4 or 6 years of their life tied down to the uncertain boundaries of a building project, or contract wonderful builders like Woodford Homes who can work with you creatively, finding solutions to your desires, and complete the work within a couple of months instead of years.
A. Chandler - Hazelbrook
Woodford Homes worked with us to help create the extension that we had in mind. They made our vision a reality, and were able to do this in amongst our very busy young family. Thank you Woodford Homes.
A and K Phuntsok - Winmalee
We lived overseas during most of the building process. Allen and Lyn looked after every detail with attention and care. They made sure that all of our expectations were met to the highest possible standard. We would recommend Woodford Homes.
Shiree & Martin Woolnough
Woodford Homes met all of our expectations. They listened to what we wanted, the standard of work was excellent and finished on time.
Jenny Stevens and Simon Gray
Thank you very much for the great work you have done on our extension, you have made the process very easy, and we love the extra space. You have a great team of workers who have always been very helpful and professional.
K & B Rayner – Winmalee
We couldn’t be happier with the result of our renovation. The staff and contractors were a pleasure to deal with and any small problems that came up were dealt with without any fuss or bother. In many cases they went over and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended
C & G Stinson – Hazelbrook