It is amazing that after the last years fires people want to build the same type and use the same materials to rebuild there houses . Bloody idiots. Build underground or with concrete now if you dont take this advise put 6ft high steel fences around your MC Mansion and these will at least slow the fire storm and redirect the heat away. Then grow only grass behind and cut it two inches tall. The fence must go all the way to the ground to stop the fire burning under. Install a water tank and pump and sprinklers and use this to wet the area behind the fence and the fence, Then just as the fire arrives start the pump.
Get rid of the gutters to catch the leaves and rain water and catch the water on the dished foot paths that will surround the building and deposit the water in underground water tanks.
Simple isn't it.
• Clean out the gutters
• Cut long grass
• Trim low trees and bushes around the house
• Be aware of water sources
• Move winter wood supplies away from the house
• Check through your fire plan
• Identify a safe place to shelter if you are caught in a fire (this could be a neighbour’s house)
• Talk to your neighbours about their plans.
I can bet you no one takes this advise.
There is another solution build on a trailer and take the house away from the fire.
Make sure you take photos of your house before the fire arrives as the insurance company might decline your claim because you never had a house there before the fires. Take photos every six months for proof of condition and put them on the internet in an email to yourself. Yes I know as I was caught like this.