South Melbourne VIC
South Melbourne VIC
Thea Groom CEO and working MD of Leafbusters is also the inventor and INNOVATOR of meshes for Gutter Protection. It was Thea Groom's submission to Austsralian Standards that caused gutter guards must be installed. And to be fire rated no higher than 5. AS3959-1999
Another video from Thea from Leafbusters on Pest and Bird Protection.
Metal Gutter guards have limitations and will corrode over time - Tale a look at this video from http://www.LeafBusters.com.au
Established in 1992, Leafbusters is all Australian owned and operated. Leafbusters is the original gutter guard and gutter protection system, this developed the new standard in gutter protection.
Original Invention - Gutter Protection for the 21st Century:
Leafbusters are the original inventors of their ski slope design of gutter protection, which revolutionized the gutter guard industry.
History - Old Gutter Protection Systems
Old systems focused on putting something in the guttering. However, the inventors of Leafbusters knew they couldn't fix the problem at the level of the gutter when trying to keep gutters clear of leaves, pine needles, gumnuts, twigs and other tree debris.
'Diamond Mesh' was invented and designed in Australia by Leafbusters in 1991and launched in 1992. The “diamond shape” mesh was good for its time. But in 2000 2G UltraTech Mesh was developed.
PROUD ACHIEVEMENT - leaf busters map of australia
Since the beginning, Leafbusters has installed almost 3.5 million metres of mesh. Placed end to end, Leafbusters has circumnavigated Australia once AND some!
2G Mesh - The New Gutter Guard Standard
The Invention of 2G Mesh launched In March 2000 - the “Second Generation” of ski-slope technology was invented and designed in Australia for one of the harshest environments on earth.
The 2G mesh product is the most advanced non-metal mesh ever devised, using two different polymers (patented formula) which superceded diamond mesh. Advances in technology have enabled us to develop a “smooth top” surface which reduces surface friction and allows the leaves and debris to slide off 70% faster than the old diamond product.
Fire Retarded Gutter Guard Product (Now superceded by metal Ember Guard)
Originally based in Olinda (which we understand is the third highest fire danger area in the world) Leafbusters was encouraged to develop a self-extinguishing fire retarded product - SEFR 2000 - 2G Fire Rating 2 conformed to Australian Standard AS3959 and tested by Australian Wool Testing Authority labs to world accepted test standard AS1530 part 2.
With technology moving forward, fire retardant plastic products are no longer considered adequate for gutters, see our website pages for info on our recommended metal Ember Guards