Australian manufacturer of custom made outdoor balustrades with handrails
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 is an Australian manufacturer of custom-made handrails and balustrades that are suitable for coastal areas as well as inland locations. Depending upon the length and complexity of your existing conditions, we can customize and manufacture each balustrade run with a stainless steel handrail to guarantee a fast installation to meet your needs.
The Ocean Wave outdoor balustrade with a handrail that we manufacture has been specifically designed to be used outdoors, typically at outdoor public locations, such as on a beach or along the coast or national park. With extra wide posts and thick railings, our hot-dip galvanising process ensures that the railings and posts will remain in great condition for years to come.
The design of the balustrade posts are intended to resemble the soft curves of the waves that roll along the ocean’s surface. Additionally, you can also request them to be painted any colour as determined by the site conditions and preferences. The Ocean Wave balustrade with handrail has a striking design that is pleasing to the eye, making it an ideal choice to be installed in tourist destinations due to their appealing aesthetics.
In order to accommodate the design requirements of local councils and civil contractors, we can contour our balustrade handrail system to fit existing pathways, boardwalks, footpaths, and viewing platforms.
For many years, ENCAT has been supplying balustrade handrail systems to councils, schools or building contractors around the world. A balustrade is a railing (handrail) and the row of balusters (posts) that support it. A balustrade can also be known as railing, rail, banister, handrail or parapet. As a specialist in the design and manufacture of handrail systems, they supply;
- Custom made to any required shape or length
- 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.
- 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
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.