Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate
All new buildings and building work must comply with the NCC. Elite Balustrades meets the NCC requirements using a Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) Solution. That is, we follow a set process of what, when and how we design and install balustrades. Our DTS Solution complies with the material, component, design and construction methods set out in the NCC to meet the Code’s performance requirements.
The NCC 2019 (Vol 2 Part 220.127.116.11) specifies that any stairway, ramp, deck, verandah, balcony or landing that is more than 1m above the ground must have a continuous barrier, such as a balustrade and continuous handrails, at least 1m above the floor, must be located the full length or one side of the stairs or ramp.
The barriers are intended to minimise the risk of adults falling over or through the barrier. The barriers also have to be constructed to restrict children from crawling or falling through; any gaps in the balustrade must be too small to allow a 125mm sphere to pass through.
Verandah or deck balustrades that are more than 4m above the surface below must not be climbable; they should be constructed of solid panels or appropriately spaced vertical rails.
All balustrades supplied and installed by Elite Balustrades conform to the relevant Australian Standards and BCA regulations. If required, we can provide written balustrade certification for your builder or for submission to council.