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Complying with AS1428- Balustrade

Complying with AS1428- Balustrade.


The AS1428 provides minimum design requirements for new building work, to enable access for people with disabilities e.g. access ways and circulation space for people in wheel chairs. It determines access and movement in public buildings. It may also be applied to provide access in existing buildings. Particular attention is given to;

  • continuous accessible paths of travel and circulation spaces for people who use wheelchairs;
  • access and facilities for people with ambulatory disabilities; and
  • access for people with sensory disabilities.

This article focuses on the balustrade requirements to meet the AS1428 disability access code and where AS1428 compliance is required for balustrade and handrails.

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Continuous Handrail

Continuous Handrail- When is it required?


When it comes regulations for residential stairs, there is a common misconception that the handrail needs to be continuous down the entire staircase. The aim of this article is to explain the BCA regulations in relation to handrail on a stair and clarify exactly what is required to comply with the codes.

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Stainless Steel Specifications


In the early 1800's, a metallurgist discovered that adding chromium to iron would create an alloy with corrosion resistance against some acids, this marked the beginning of stainless steel. Then in 1890, the invention of an aluminothermic process, which removes carbon from chromium, allowed metallurgists to develop the strong and corrosion resistant stainless steel that we use today. Modern stainless steel can also include other elements to enhance its corrosion resistance, such as nickel, niobium and molybdenum.

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New Year's Resolution for your home- A Renovation!


Happy New Year! What resolutions have you made this new years? To get fit? Quit smoking? Start saving more money? This year, why not make a resolution to finally start that renovation to your home that you have been putting off. January is a great time to start renovations- the social calendar is light, January sales are on, the weather is good and some of us are on Christmas holidays for the first week of January.

Here are a few handy tips to help you get started with that long awaited renovation;

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“My thanks to the team at Absolute Balustrades for the no hassle, speedy and professional way in how you handled the remedial works to the gates that you installed at my house in Inglewood. You and the team put this concern to rest very quickly and this was sincerely appreciated ”

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