Balcony Balustrades

Balcony Balustrades

Balcony Balustrades

Gunite (Eastern) Ltd undertakes the design, manufacture and installation of a large range of balcony balustrades and handrailing.

We have the facility to manufacture and design bespoke balcony types, including any supporting engineering calculations for the loadings on the railing and fixings.

Property owners and businesses are liable in law for accidents under the Occupiers Liability Act (1957). It is therefore extremely important that all railings, guarding and balustrading is constructed in accordance with the current regulations. This act covers the safety of the general public and visitors to the premises, so all residential and commercial buildings must be guarded correctly to prevent falls and resist lateral loading.

Areas that will be accessed by children must meet Approved Document K of the UK’s Building Regulations, which require railings to be at least 100mm apart.

Horizontal railing must prevent climbing, and all designs must be resistant to lateral forces being exerted. In domestic and residential areas, external railings and balconies must be at least 1.1 metres in height.

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Any balustrade railing used on stairs or private balconies must have gaps of under 99mm in all directions so that children cannot pass between or under the guarding.

Outdoor railings for roofs and raised terraces are regulated differently to indoor ones at a minimum height of 1.1 metres from the platform or floor. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 govern railings used for construction works.

Types of railing typically installed by Gunite include:

  • Mild steel galvanised and polyester powder coated
  • Aluminium polyester powder coated
  • Stainless steel, both prefabricated and system built

These systems can be complimented with:

  • Trespa infill panels
  • Wooden infill or cladding
  • Patterned, coloured, tinted, laminated, photochromic glass panels
  • Laser cut aluminium or steel panels with custom designs or logos