Balustrading safety and regulations
When installed correctly, Everton’s range of balustrades comply with the strict requirements of the relevant Australian Standards listed below:
- NCC 2011 – Building Code of Australia 2011, Class 1and Class 10 Buildings
- AS1170.0:2002 – Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles
- AS1170.1:2002 – Structural design actions, Part 0: Permanent imposed and other actions
- AS1170.2:2002 – Structural design actions, Part 0: Wind actions
- AS4055:2006 – Wind loads for housing
- AS1288:2006 – Glass in buildings – Selection and installation
- AS1664.1:1997 – Aluminium structures, Part 1: Limit state design
- AS4100:1998 – Steel structures
Non Cyclonic wind ratings refer to - N2, N3, N4 & N5
Cyclonic wind ratings refer to - C1, C2 & C3
Our range of glass balustrade systems are rated for use in N1, N2, N3, C1 and C2** wind regions. Wind classifications are not relevant to the Quikwire systems.
Compliance certificates are signed by a licensed tradesman and is a certification that their work complies with the prescribed standards of the state or territory.
To apply for a Compliance Certificate you must provide your name, address of installation, system installed and proof of purchase.
All Compliance Certificates are issued upon application to [email protected]
Complying to Australian Standards
Fencing becomes balustrade when it is 1000mm or more from ground level. For your balustrade to comply to Australian Standards, it must meet the following criteria:
- Balustrade must be at least 1000mm in height.
- Must have a handrail installed
- Must not have any spaces that will permit a 125mm Sphere to fit through
- C2** Sizing restrictions apply to this wind rating zone
To learn about caring for your pool fence or balustrade once it is installed, visit this article.