What Types Of Balustrades Are There And Why Do I Need Them?

types of balustrades

Balustrades are a form of fencing that can often add a finishing touch to stairs, balconies and fencing, and they are an important consideration, particularly when it comes to safety. In Queensland, there are strict requirements in terms of the design and construction of balustrades. There are also a range of materials you need to consider if you want (or need) to add balustrading to your home. Here are some of the more common types of balustrades and their uses, advantages and disadvantages.

Do your balustrades meet safety requirements?

If you are considering building a balcony or deck more than 1 metre from the ground here in Brisbane, it is also a legal requirement that balustrades are installed to protect people from falling. It is also the responsibility of those with existing balustrades to make sure that they are well maintained and free from deterioration.

Here at Fence Corp, we offer attractive glass and aluminium balustrades for decks and balconies, patios and verandas. Not only will they meet strict Queensland building code requirements, but they also look great and can be used as a design feature in both traditional and contemporary homes. We explain the requirements of installing and maintaining balustrades in Queensland below.

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