Balustrading safety and regulations

Balustrading safety and regulations

The four balustrade systems in the Everton range have each been tested to meet the applicable Australian Standards to ensure your balcony not only looks modern, but provides a safe and secure entertaining area.

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

Wind Ratings

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

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]

Glass Balustrade

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.