A curved or straight steel balustrade system suitable for outdoor use in parks or nature strips
HEAVY DUTY, SAFE, DESIGNS FOR CIVIL USE
FACTORY DIRECT, 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE
AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY AUSTRALIA WIDE
CUSTOM DESIGNS TO SUIT ANY PUBLIC SPACE
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.
Our Australian hot dip galvanising process prevents deterioration from the elements for added durability & reduced maintenance requirements. There is also the option to have it painted in any colour to suit the application.
We designed the shape of this balustrading system to mimic the random patterns you see in grass reeds. This additional handrail has a striking design that uses gentle curves making it pleasing to the eye. For local council designers or civil contractors, we can help contour our handrail system to suit existing site conditions to be fitted to pathways, boardwalks, footpaths or garden edging.
ENCAT has been supplying outdoor steel balustrade systems to councils, schools or building contractors for many years to be used in industrial or commercial applications. We can also custom design our systems to be integrated into a custom made viewing platform.
We specialise in custom designed and built handrail systems and provide;
- Extra wide posts and base plates.
- Hot dip galvanised parts to prevent deterioration.
- All items made to Australian standards
- Each piece can be painted or powder coated to suit the exterior design style of the space it is being installed into.
Compliant handrail products for sale in Australia
- 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
Examples of where Fasterail outdoor commercial or industrial balustrading can be used
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.
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.