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Compliance is a major concern in the building and construction industry. Building codes and standards are established at a national level with the National Construction Code (NCC). The code is a set of technical provisions for the design, construction and performance of buildings and plumbing and drainage systems. The code exists to ensure buildings are safe and meet performance expectations at the time of construction and throughout the life of the building.

The NCC is a performance-based code that sets the minimum requirements in relation to structure, fire safety, access and egress, accessibility, health and amenity, and sustainability.

Balustrade Certification

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.

Australian Standards

In addition to the meeting the National Construction Code design requirements, balustrades and handrails have to conform to relevant Australian Standards. There are numerous standards to comply with including:

  • AS/NZS 1170 Structural design actions — loading considerations
  • AS 1288 Glass in buildings—Selection and installation
  • AS 1428 Design for access and mobility
  • AS 1926 Swimming pool safety – Safety barriers for swimming pools
  • AS/NZS 1664 Aluminium structures – Design of structural load carrying members and elements in accordance with limit states design method
  • AS 1720 Timber structures — Design methods
  • AS 4100 Steel structures – Minimum requirements for design, fabrication, erection, and modification of steelwork in structures in accordance with the limit states design method
  • AS/NZS 4600 Cold-formed steel structures – Specifications for cold-formed steel structural members used for load-carrying purposes in buildings and other structures
  • AS/ZNS 1554 Structural steel welding – Welding steel, stainless steel, aluminium structures
  • AS/NZS 4673 Cold-formed stainless steel structures

Elite Balustrades meets or exceeds the requirements of the Australian Standards.

For compliance advice contact Elite Balustrades

Call us on (02) 9729 0500 or fill out the form for compliance advice on your fire stair, balustrade or handrail project.

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