In 2001 we started business in New Zealand after pioneering and developing the gold standard for the gutter guard industry in Australia in 1992. Since then we have been responsible for creating and developing this new standard when it comes to gutter protection.
Leafbusters are the original inventors of our “ski slope” gutter protection. Over the last 2 decades this has transformed the gutter guards and gutter protection industry. Many imitators have followed us, but we remain at the cutting edge of innovation when it comes to gutter mesh technology – as well as leaders in installation and service excellence.
Outdated solutions involved stuffing an object in the gutter. Now, after 20 years of working in this area we reckon you can’t solve the problem at the gutter level if you want to keep gutters free from leaves (like pohutukawa and pine needles) and other debris from trees.
Our gutter mesh named 'Diamond Mesh' was created and developed in Australia in 1991 by Leafbusters and it was in use just one year later. This“diamond shape” mesh was a great product at the time.
At the start of 2000, we invented our 2G Gutter Mesh product. We called this the 2nd generation in leaf protection. It was designed for NZ and Australia – countries that when combined are some of the harshest environments on the planet.
This 2G gutter mesh product is technically advanced. It utilises 2 separate polymers – the formulation is patented. This product replaced the diamond gutter mesh product. Technological developments allowed us to achieve a “smooth top” surface which reduces surface friction and means that debris and leaves simply slide off. In fact it works 70% better than our old diamond mesh product.
Leafbusters was started in Olinda in Victoria Australia. This part of the world has a very high fire risk profile. Because of this, we developed a self-extinguishing fire retarded product - SEFR 2000 - 2G Fire Rating 2 conforms to Australian Standard AS3959 and is tested by Australian Wool Testing Authority labs to world accepted test standard AS1530 part 2.
In 1997 our Australian standards product was recognised for inclusion in gutter protection systems for construction of buildings in fire prone areas.
For you, this means peace of mind knowing that in fire prone areas of New Zealand, your Leafbusters gutter protection mesh will also act as a fire protection mesh.
Do you know about our no-risk guarantee? In 1997 "Consumer Affairs" in Australia Leafbusters were recognised by the office of Fair Trading and we were presented with an award for "Excellence in Customer Service". Why? Because of our one year full refund guarantee that we developed then and still offer today to our customers.