When considering home renovations or extension, it is important to be aware of any related safety regulations. Although many might think of it as unnecessary or something that can be overlooked, you should always keep in mind that these regulations are designed for your own safety and wellbeing.
Between the years 2002 and 2012, over 20 people have died after falling over decks or balconies in Queensland alone, along with over hundreds of injuries. That is why, the Building Code of Australia (BCA), has established a set of regulations for states and homeowners to follow when installing balustrades. The objective is to establish an industry standard and increase safety for everyone involved.
For instance, balustrades near heavily crowded areas should be considerably higher, especially for places where people congregate or drink alcohol. If you have children at home, your balustrades must be of an adequate height to stop them from climbing over. These are just some instances that we can look at as examples, but the essential fact remains that these regulations are not something that should be taken lightly or ignored. Here at Superior Glass Pool Fencing, we take these rules and regulations very seriously and strive to follow and incorporate them into our pool fencing practices. Below we list some of the current BCA balustrade requirements for your personal knowledge and awareness.
There are a lot other factors that can be considered, from climate to nail holes, to the class of timber species. To learn more or for some professional pool fencing solutions, contact us today!
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From start to finish Jerry from Superior Glass Pool Fencing did a sensational job in planning & installing my frameless glass pool fence. It was quite a tricky job to get right but I’m very impressed with the final finish of the fence. He took his time to accurately plan the job and arrange some nice finishing stainless steel posts. Would be more than happy to recommend his services.