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Gutter protection systems save your gutters and save you time.

As leaves and debris build up, the job of cleaning gutters becomes a time-consuming task. In bush-fire prone areas, clean gutters become even more important.

Gutter strip systems are designed to install in seconds and available in mesh, bristle and foam versions. Gutter roll systems are steel meshes made from PVC or steel designed for easy DIY installation.

Gutter Strip Systems

Gutter Protection strip systems make installation a breeze. Each piece can be installed in seconds. Staymesh Gutter strips in fire-retardant PVC or aluminium are a pre-formed U-shaped strips. Simply squeeze and place them into your gutter. Foam and bristle style strips are just as easy to fit. The choice is yours.
20004 Staymesh Ultra Aluminium Strip

StayMesh® Ultra Aluminium Strip

  • Long-life Aluminium
  • Install in seconds
  • Bushfire Safety - Complies with Standard AS3959


Whites StayMesh Ultra Aluminium Gutter Guard strips are the fastest and easiest way to keep leaves and debris out of your gutter.
The unique, pre-formed 1m lengths take just seconds to install and subsequent lengths just slot into place.
No hardware or tools required.
Suitable for different gutter styles.
Comes in packs of 5.
Whites StayMesh Ultra Aluminium Gutter Guard strips complies with Standard AS3959.
Proudly Australian Designed - Australian Design Registered.

Handy Hints

  • For protection against ember attack, we recommend Whites Stainless Steel Ember Mesh
  • Beware of sharp edges
  • Always wear eye protection and gloves to avoid cuts and abrasions

 

General Guide Gutter Guards in Bushfire Prone Areas
Gutter guards used in bushfire prone areas must be made from non-combustible material such as steel, bronze or aluminium.
According to AS3959, regardless of the prescribed Bushfire Attack Level, gutter guards are not mandatory in bush-fire prone areas – the only requirement is that they be non-combustible.
For more information please visit www.as3959.com.au.
Always refer to your local council regulations.

Australian Standard AS3959 General Guide
AS3959-2009 and the amendment AS3959-2009/Amdt2011 prescribe particular construction details for buildings to reduce the risk of ignition from a bushfire.
The Standard is applied to those sites where Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) meets one of six pre-determined levels: BAL-LOW, BAL-12.5, BAL-19, BAL-29, BAL-40, BAL-FZ.
The BAL measures the severity of a building's potential exposure to ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact.

StayMesh® Ultra Strip

  • Install in seconds
  • Pre-formed 1m gutter strip
  • UV stabilised for long life
  • Fits most gutters


Ultra Fast, Ultra Easy

Whites StayMesh Ultra Gutter strips are the fastest and easiest way to keep leaves and debris out of your gutter.
The unique, pre-formed one metre lengths take just seconds to install and subsequent lengths just slot into place.
No hardware, no tools required.
Proudly Australian Designed - Australian Design Registered.

Handy Hints

    • In locations with a high risk of bushfire we recommend the installation of Whites StayMesh Ultra Aluminium or Whites Stainless Steel Ember Mesh

Foam Gutter Strip

  • Fire retardant & UV stabilised
  • Keep leaves and debris out
  • Fits most gutters & can be cut to size
  • Quick & easy installation and maintenance


fire retardant

Whites Foam Gutter Strip is a fire retardant and UV stabilised gutter protection strip designed to keep leaves and debris out of gutters whilst letting water flow through.

Installs easily in minutes, simply drop them into your gutter and they are ready to go to work for you. Similarly, it is also easy to remove and clean.

With its 110mm width and 900mm length, it suits standard gutter profiles and can be cut to size.

Note: Not suitable for drinking water.

Gutter Bristles

  • Long lasting
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Available in singles or pack of 6
  • Available at Bunnings New Zealand only. Please check with your local NZ store.


Keeps leaves and debris out

Whites Gutter Bristles are filter brushes that keep leaves and debris out of gutters and downpipes. Easy to install, simply drop them into your gutter and they are ready to go to work for you.
Comes in 1m length and 110mm width, as singles or in packs of 6.

Fire Retardant Gutter Bristles

  • Durable fire retardant material
  • Tested by CSIRO with flammability index of "0"
  • Easy installation and maintenance


Tested by CSIRO

Whites Fire Retardant Gutter Bristles are designed to keep leaves and debris out of gutters and downpipes.
Made from durable fire retardant material and tested by the CSIRO, they will not continue to burn when direct flame is removed.

Test results indicated a Spread Factor of '0', a Heat Factor of '0' and an overall Flammability Index of '0' (based on testing October 2016).

Easy to install, simply drop them into your gutter and they are ready to go to work for you.
Suitable for gutters, and available in 1m lengths and two widths: 110mm wide and 125mm wide (QLD).

StayMesh Gutter Kit
19998 Black Super Gutter Guard In Situ Shot

Gutter Mesh Rolls

Gutter Protection rolls provide a cost-effective DIY solution. Fire retardant PVC Staymesh is supplied with clips to secure the mesh in place. PVC Super Gutter is a traditional mesh only roll. Fire-Guard mesh is a galvanised steel mesh that has been CSIRO tested. Consider Ember Mesh for covering gaps and openings in bush-fire prone areas.

StayMesh® Gutter Kit

  • UV stabilised for long life
  • Secures mesh in place
  • Provides easy DIY installation
  • Suits gutters up to 15cm wide


EASY TO INSTALL MESH GUTTER KIT

Whites StayMesh Gutter Kit is an easy to install mesh and clip system to fit gutters up to 150mm wide.
The unique StayMesh clip system is Australian Design Registered.
It fixes the mesh securely, keeping your gutters leaf free. This system simplifies installation, no need for awkward bending and 'popping' mesh into place.
This 6m Kit includes a 6m roll of 160mm StayMesh and 15 StayMesh clips.

Handy Hints

  • In locations with a high risk of bushfire, we recommend the installation of Whites Fire Guard Gutter Guard or Whites Ember Mesh Stainless Steel Guard.

Super Gutter Guard

  • Small aperture stops fine leaves and debris
  • Allows good water flow
  • Fits standard gutters
  • UV stabilised for extra life
  • Easy DIY installation


Heavy Duty GUTTER MESH

Whites Super Gutter Guard is a heavy duty gutter mesh made from recycled plastic and UV stabilised for long life.
It is easy to install and designed to fit most gutters.

Handy Hints

  • In locations with a high risk of bushfire we recommend the installation of Whites Fire Guard Gutter Guard or Whites Ember Mesh Stainless Steel Guard

Fire Guard Gutter Guard

  • Conforms to Australian standards for use in bushfire prone areas
  • Robust galvanised steel mesh retains its shape
  • Keeps out small leaves and debris allowing good water flow
  • Easy DIY installation


RECOMMENDED for FIRE ZONES

Whites Fire Guard Gutter Guard conforms to Australian Standards for use in bushfire-prone areas.
Tested and certified by CSIRO to AS1530.2 with a flammability index of 1, Fire Guard Gutter Guard is especially recommended for fire zone areas.
Available in standard 190mm width and 300mm width for wide valleys and gutters.

Handy Hints

  • For protection against ember attack, we recommend Whites Ember Mesh Stainless Steel Guard
  • Beware of recoil and sharp edges
  • Always wear eye protection and gloves to avoid cuts and abrasions

EmberMesh Stainless Steel Guard

  • Ember attack protection
  • Covers openings & gutters
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Complies with Standard AS3959-2009/2011


EMBER ATTACK PROTECTION

Whites EmberMesh Stainless Steel Guard covers openings and gutters to prevent the entry of burning embers.
It is corrosion resistant 316 Grade Stainless Steel wire with powder coated finish. Complies with Standard AS3959 - 2009/2011.

Protect Ember Entry Points

The updated standard AS3959 requires any gaps greater than 3mm to be sealed by a mesh with a maximum aperture of 2mm, to reduce the chances of embers settling. Examples are:

  • Gaps between and under corrugated roofing
  • Vents and weep holes
  • Screens for windows and doors
  • Eaves and ventilation openings
  • Openings in sub floor supports, such as verandas, decks, steps, ramps and landings

Ember Mesh Stainless Steel Guard can also be used for gutters, to stop the build up of leaves and debris. Ensure all gaps between gutter and roofing are covered.

About Ember Attack

Burning twigs, leaves and debris create embers which can be easily carried by wind. An ember attack occurs when these embers are carried onto a home or other structure. Embers vary in size and can be small enough to enter a building through a roof space, windows, doors, vents, eaves and decks, to name a few.

About Ember Guards in Bushfire Prone Areas

An ember guard is a cover over an opening or cavity to prevent the entry of burning embers. AS3959-2009 describes the requirements for ember guards based on six Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs).

An effective ember guard must be

  • Non-combustible
  • Of a maximum aperture of 2mm
  • Made of corrosion-resistant material

About Standard AS3959 in Bushfire Prone Areas

AS3959-2009 and the amendment AS3959-2009/Amdt2011, prescribe particular construction details for buildings to reduce the risk of ignition from a bushfire.
The Standard is applied to those sites where Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) meets one of six pre-determined levels.
AS3959-2009 describes the requirements for ember guards based on six Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs).

For more information please visit www.as3959.com.au. Always refer to your local council regulations.

Handy Hints

  • For gutter protection in bushfire areas, we recommend the installation of Whites Fire Guard Gutter Guard
  • Unprotected stainless steel cut ends can result in corrosion when in contact with zinc and zinc-aluminium sheeting and guttering

Gutter Accessories

Downpipe covers keep leaves and debris out of your downpipes and allow water flow. Choose from round oval and rectangular shapes to suit your downpipe. Ember Mesh is desigend for covering gaps and openings in bush-fire prone areas.

Downpipe Cover - Round

  • Prevents downpipe blockage
  • Easy installation
  • Suits standard 90mm downpipe
  • Available in packs of 2


keep leaves and debris out of downpipes

Whites Round Downpipe Covers keep leaves and debris from blocking your downpipe.
Easy to install, simply slot into standard 90mm round downpipe.

Handy Hints:

  • For additional protection, use Whites StayMesh gutter strips, Gutter Bristles or Gutter Mesh.

Downpipe Cover - Oval

  • Prevents downpipe blockage
  • Easy installation
  • Suits standard 80mm round downpipe
  • Comes in packs of 2
  • Available at Bunnings New Zealand only. Please check with your local NZ store.


keep leaves and debris out of downpipes

Whites Oval Downpipe Covers keep leaves and debris from blocking your downpipe.
Easy to install, simply slot into standard 80mm round downpipe.

Handy Hint:

  • For additional protection, use Whites StayMesh gutter strips, Gutter Bristles or Gutter Mesh

Downpipe Cover - Rectangular

  • Prevents blockage
  • Easy installation
  • Available in packs of 2


keep leaves and debris out of downpipes

Whites Downpipe Covers (pack of 2) keep leaves and debris from blocking your downpipe.
Easy to install - simply slot it into standard 100mm x 50mm downpipe.

 

EmberMesh Stainless Steel Guard

  • Ember attack protection
  • Covers openings & gutters
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Complies with Standard AS3959-2009/2011


EMBER ATTACK PROTECTION

Whites EmberMesh Stainless Steel Guard covers openings and gutters to prevent the entry of burning embers.
It is corrosion resistant 316 Grade Stainless Steel wire with powder coated finish. Complies with Standard AS3959 - 2009/2011.

Protect Ember Entry Points

The updated standard AS3959 requires any gaps greater than 3mm to be sealed by a mesh with a maximum aperture of 2mm, to reduce the chances of embers settling. Examples are:

  • Gaps between and under corrugated roofing
  • Vents and weep holes
  • Screens for windows and doors
  • Eaves and ventilation openings
  • Openings in sub floor supports, such as verandas, decks, steps, ramps and landings

Ember Mesh Stainless Steel Guard can also be used for gutters, to stop the build up of leaves and debris. Ensure all gaps between gutter and roofing are covered.

About Ember Attack

Burning twigs, leaves and debris create embers which can be easily carried by wind. An ember attack occurs when these embers are carried onto a home or other structure. Embers vary in size and can be small enough to enter a building through a roof space, windows, doors, vents, eaves and decks, to name a few.

About Ember Guards in Bushfire Prone Areas

An ember guard is a cover over an opening or cavity to prevent the entry of burning embers. AS3959-2009 describes the requirements for ember guards based on six Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs).

An effective ember guard must be

  • Non-combustible
  • Of a maximum aperture of 2mm
  • Made of corrosion-resistant material

About Standard AS3959 in Bushfire Prone Areas

AS3959-2009 and the amendment AS3959-2009/Amdt2011, prescribe particular construction details for buildings to reduce the risk of ignition from a bushfire.
The Standard is applied to those sites where Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) meets one of six pre-determined levels.
AS3959-2009 describes the requirements for ember guards based on six Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs).

For more information please visit www.as3959.com.au. Always refer to your local council regulations.

Handy Hints

  • For gutter protection in bushfire areas, we recommend the installation of Whites Fire Guard Gutter Guard
  • Unprotected stainless steel cut ends can result in corrosion when in contact with zinc and zinc-aluminium sheeting and guttering

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