Rainwater Harvesting Australia

Protect your rainwater harvesting system with Australia’s best rainwater tank rated gutter guard solution: Tuffmesh® Aluminium. Improve the water quality of your water tank at the initial point of harvesting.

tuffmesh poly plastic gutter guard

TuffMesh® protects rainwater harvesting system

Our TuffMesh® Aluminium leaf guard filters your rainwater at the initial stages of the water collection process from debris and leaves, stopping sediment build-up in your tanks. A gutter guard prevents pest-related diseases from entering your rainwater distribution system. Importantly, our product meets the AS4020 Australian standards suitable for drinking water.

Rainwater collection protection in 3 simple steps

1. assess

Assess your rainwater harvesting system needs and select from the TuffMesh® range

2. Match

Match the TuffMesh® to your roof type, gutter type and Colorbond roof colour.

3. Install

Connect with a ScreenTech gutter guard installation partner and install.

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Harvesting rainwater guide

AS4020 compliant rainwater harvesting products
Protect collection surface, including roof area
Need bushfire-resilient products
Protect rainwater tanks at the gutters from debris & leaves
Filter water for intended water usage
Use appropriate water storage tanks (below or above ground tanks)

Rainwater harvesting system benefits

SAVE MONEY & avoid penalties

Reap the economic benefits of collected rainwater, reduce water bills and avoid strict penalties. Look into incentivised rainwater tank installation cash-back rebate plans for local areas.


Rainwater harvesting for bushfire-prone rural and urban areas is to protect your property from bushfires. A blocked water supply in a rainwater storage tank is hazardous for your property.


Rainwater tank and water efficiency legislation and regulations mandate water collection for many new homes. Rainwater harvesting systems add value with a self water supply and stormwater management.


Enjoy the health benefits of drinking fresh water from rainwater tanks. Potable water supply undergoes water treatment; filtration systems give rainwater tank owners a chemical-free water supply.


Using a rainwater harvesting system for drinking water, indoor non-potable fixtures and garden watering will drastically for a low environmental impact. Minimises the effect of stormwater runoff in your area.


A Rainwater Harvesting Australia System is guaranteed to save water for your property. A rainwater collection system reduces dependency on mains water supply or compliance with water restrictions.

Rainwater Harvesting Products


This versatile gutter guard product is suitable for general gutter protection and commercial projects such as box gutters and parapets. The thicker mesh is most suitable against possum and vermin attack. It is highly recommended for domestic application and its flexibility and strength also makes it a suitable bird proofing solution. 


  • LWG: 6.25mm
  • SWG: 4.25mm
  • Manufactured to AS 3959 – 1999
  • Strand Thickness 0.7mm
  • Hole Size: 3.5mm x 3.0mm
  • 50m rolls x 1m at 33.6kg including
    Powder Coating

Features and benefits:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Powder Coating D1010
  • AS4020 Accredited
  • 0 Flammability Index
  • MFG
  • 20-year material warranty

Colour Options:


Classic Cream®

Cottage Green®

Dark Brown

Deep Ocean®


Evening Haze®




Manor Red®


Night Sky®

Pale Eucalypt®


Shale Grey®





Woodlands Grey®



This product can be cut by the meter to suit any length or width and supplied in a kit.

Gutter Protection For Roof Types

corrugated roof

Corrugated roof

ScreenTech corrugated gutter protection includes saddles, trims, mesh and screws in Colorbond® colours. Available to suit corrugated valley gutters.

tile roof gutter guard manor red

Tile roof

ScreenTech roof tiles gutter protection includes trims, mesh and screws in Colorbond colours and terracotta colours. Available to suit tile valley gutters.

Trim Dek roof

ScreenTech Trimdek® gutter protection including trimdek® saddles, trims, mesh and screws in Colorbond® colours. Available to suit valley gutters.

Klip-Lok roof

ScreenTech Klip-Lok® gutter protection, including Klip-Lok® saddles, trims, mesh and screws in Colorbond® colours. Available to suit valley gutters.

ScreenTech Supplies Local Companies

ScreenTech supplies gutter protection for rainwater harvesting systems to local installation partners Australia-wide. We team up with the best in the business to ensure a comprehensive rainwater collection solution. Don’t hesitate – to call ScreenTech and get the name of your local supplier today.

AS4020 Drinking Water Standards

Harvesting rainwater for human consumption requires rainwater catchment systems designed and maintained for water quality. Our TuffMesh® Aluminium meets AS2040 water standards to ensure your rainwater collection system meets potable and domestic use standards. 

Colorbond® Colours

Our products come in a complete array of Colorbond® colours to match your roof to the gutter. Our powder-coated aluminium mesh and accessories are colour-matched for durability and optimal roofing aesthetics for your property.

Case Study

Aquarevo Water Sustainability Development Project

  • Gutter Mesh Profile: TuffMesh® Aluminium
  • Roof profile: Tile, corrugated and Klip-Lok®
  • Gutter guard solution: Rainwater harvesting meet AS4020 Australian standards for drinking water

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Rainwater harvesting Australia is the process of collecting and storing rainwater from impermeable surfaces of your property. Effectively it is rainwater collection, maintenance and storage in rainwater tanks.

Without a system to collect rainwater, rainwater runoff is collected in the stormwater system or the drain. Rain harvesting allows surface water to be captured and used to supplement or replace mains water for domestic applications, including in times of water restrictions.

A rainwater harvesting system consists of the following:

  • A filtered conveyance system – gutters and downpipes channel the water from the collection surface into a rainwater tank.
  • Leaf guard filters or gutter protection– installed over the gutters, downpipes and rain heads to keep leaves and other debris out of the rainwater tank.
  • A storage tank – to safely store the rainwater collected (above ground tank or underground tank)
  • A distribution system – the pumps and pipes used to transport the tank water to its intended household uses.
  • Filtration and treatment system – the equipment to ensure the system meets drinking water standards, including a first flush diverter, tank screen, insect-proof valves, irrigation filter, etc.

Rainwater harvesting is important for several reasons, the most significant being water conservation and the gains inside our homes, so we need to start looking outdoors for more opportunities.

It is 100% legal to collect rainwater in Australia. However, each state has specific rainwater harvesting and rainwater tank legislation and regulations.


Australians can harvest rainwater in two ways: 

  1. Ground surface runoffs 
  2. Roof rainwater harvesting.

For domestic rainwater collection, roof rainwater harvesting is the most common water collection method with rain barrels or water tanks, dry systems (above ground pipes), and wet systems (underground pipes.)

Homeowners use rainwater harvesting for general purposes and supplement or even replace the mains water supply entirely.

Below are the following uses:

  • Indoor non-potable fixtures (toilet flushing, washing machines, etc.)
  • Irrigation for gardens and lawns
  • Outdoor uses such as refilling pools, fountains and ponds
  • Drinking water for livestock and pets

Homeowners can use rainwater for drinking and other potable purposes, as long as the water complies with effective water treatment and filtration systems. Below are some of the water uses:

  • Showering/bathing
  • Washing dishes
  • Cooking
  • Drinking water