Australian manufacturer of commercial balustrade panels with no welds
HEAVY DUTY, SAFE, MULTI PURPOSE DESIGN
FACTORY DIRECT, 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE
DELIVERY AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE
CUSTOM LENGTHS MADE TO SUIT EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS
ENCAT has been manufacturing steel commercial and industrial balustrading since 1989. Our range of products are specifically designed for commercial, industrial or retail installations either indoors or outdoors. Typically you will see our products installed in car parks, coastal walkways, sports grounds and other public use spaces.
ENCAT spent many years perfecting the designs of our Fasterail range of balustrading products. This includes our unique, no-weld, Market Street modular panels that are custom made to suit your site conditions. This is heavy-duty balustrade design from ENCAT meets Australian standards AS1170.1 C3, Class B, E and is suitable for use in public spaces such as car parks, balconies or shopping centres.
We also provide industrial strength hot dip galvanising to provides a zinc coating over the steel to prevent it from corroding, thus providing a long life for the balustrade & reduced maintenance or replacement costs. Powdercoating is available in a range of colours completed at our factory.
The Fasterail Market Street balustrade system is ideal for situations that require the mitigation or elimination of risk to workers, customers or visitors from experiencing a fall from height in public areas either retail, educational, commercial or industrial.
We designed the Market Street system to be modular so that it can be installed into existing site conditions and create a cohesive solution with other pedestrian or public safety applications.
With a high safety load rating that meets Australian Standards, our product will comply with the requirements of practically any application including mitigating or eliminating falls from greater than one metre in public use areas or Class 9b buildings for primary schools.
ENCAT has been involved with a large number of commercial projects ranging from commercial remedial works or refurbishments to large-scale new developments. We are experts in preparing tenders or quotations for commercial handrails and balustrade manufacturing, supply and/or installation. We can quote from an architect’s specifications or we can design and construct.
- Load: AS1170.1 C3, Class B, E
- Material: Where applicable we use locally sourced steel
- Colour: Powder coated in any colour required
- Weight: Depends on the specific application
- Height: Custom designed to suit your application
Baseplate or Inground balustrade design options
See ENCAT's range of Australian manufactured balustrade and handrail systems that are made in our factory in NSW
Examples of where Fasterail outdoor commercial or industrial balustrading can be used
See some of the projects ENCAT has helped to complete in Australia
We helped the NSW Government Lake Illawarra complete a new pedestrian boardwalk to be shared by people and cyclists with custom made handrailing
This commercial office needed a new compliant outdoor balustrade for their balcony area in Wollongong. We custom-designed the modular panels to suit their site
ENCAT designed, engineered & installed our steel modular boardwalk system in Minnamurra Rainforest. Replacing the old timber path with our tough steel design will mean a 200+ life span & great safety for visitors.
Australian National Construction Code requirements for balustrading
ENCAT has always maintained a strict adherence to meeting or exceeding Australian Standards when we design, develop or manufacture our products. The National Construction Code (NCC) is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design, construction, performance of buildings, plumbing and drainage systems throughout Australia. It is published and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board, on behalf of and in collaboration with the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government.
When installing commercial balustrades there are certain requirements that must be met to keep people safe in public areas. Below is an excerpt from National Construction Code (NCC) 2014 D2.16 Balustrades or other barriers
(a) A continuous balustrade or other barrier, except for a barrier provided to an openable window covered by D2.24, must be provided along the side of any roof to which public access is provided, any stairway or ramp, any floor, corridor, hallway, balcony, deck, veranda, mezzanine, access bridge or the like and along the side of any delineated path of access to a building, if—
ii it is not bounded by a wall; and
iii its level above the surface beneath, is more than 1 m.
(h) Openings in a balustrade or other barrier must be constructed in accordance with the following:
(ii) For a balustrade or other barrier other than those provided under (c)—
(A) any opening does not permit a 125 mm sphere to pass through it and for stairs, the opening is measured above the nosing line of the stair treads; and
(B) for floors more than 4 m above the surface beneath, any horizontal or near horizontal elements between 150 mm and 760 mm above the floor must not facilitate climbing
Barriers, including parapets, balustrades and railings, together with members and connections that provide structural support, shall be designed to sustain the imposed actions given in Table 3.3. The top edge or handrail shall also be designed for the case where a concentrated load of 0.6 kN, positioned for the worst effect, acts inward, outward or downward.
The uniformly distributed line load and the uniformly distributed and concentrated loads applicable to the infill are not additive. They shall be considered as three separate load cases.
Additional information about ENCAT's Australian modular balustrade manufacturing & supply capabilities
ENCAT is one of Australia’s largest designers, manufacturers and suppliers of products used for civil applications and public space installations. Since 1989 we have been designing and manufacturing balustrade or handrail products for outdoor use for councils, national parks, schools, universities and other locations. Our reputation is second to none with our products installed in locations like Venice Beach in Los Angeles, The Blue Mountains in New South Wales and even local national parks like Minamurra Rainforest.
- Custom design and engineering consulting for each balustrade installation.
- New South Wales manufacturing and fabrication with tight quality control.
- Experience working with difficult to access or busy public spaces.
- In-house expertise, design software, tooling and equipment.