Handrail

Interested in timber handrails? We can provide you with a range of different profiles and species. The natural beauty of timber makes it the ideal material choice for external handrails and balustrades. If your not sure what your after take a look at the different profiles we can offer and find something to suit the application that you require it for. You can choose from a range of traditional profiles or if you want something out of the ordinary call our friendly staff for some advice.

Handrails and balustrades for all buildings are required to comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA stipulates that a continuous balustrade or handrail must be provided along:

  • The side of any roof to which public access is provided.
  • Any stairway, ramp, floor, corridor, hallway, balcony, verandah, mezzanine, access bridge or the like.
  • Along the side of any path of access to a building, if it is not bounded by a wall and more than one metre above the surface beneath.

When a balustrade is required

The height of a balustrade or other barrier must not be less than one metre above the floor of any access path, balcony, landing or the like and not be less than 865 mm above the nosings of the stair treads or the floor of a ramp.

Openings in balustrades (including decorative balustrades) or other barriers must be constructed so that they do not allow a 125 mm sphere to pass through. Floors more than four metres above the surface beneath, any horizontal elements within the balustrade or other barrier between 150mm and 760mm above the floor must not facilitate climbing.

 

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