MANUFACTURER OF BALUSTRADES AND HANDRAILS
A local Australian company designing, manufacturing and
supplying industrial or commercial use balustrades and handrails in Australia since 1989
Australian made outdoor steel balustrades and handrails for civl works projects
DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA FOR OUTDOOR PUBLIC AREAS
100% AUSTRALIAN MADE USING HIGH QUALITY STEEL
CUSTOM MADE TO SUIT ANY APPLICATION OR SIZE
CLEVER, TOUGH DESIGNS WITH EASY INSTALLATION
ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of commercial and industrial steel balustrade and handrail systems that are used in outdoor applications. ENCAT can measure, design, manufacture and supply balustrading systems directly to local councils, government departments, civil works contractors or shopping centres anywhere in the country.
ENCAT spent many years perfecting the designs in our Fasterail range of balustrading products. This includes our unique, no-weld, Market Street modular panels that are custom made to suit your site conditions. Our heavy-duty balustrade designs meet Australian standards such as AS1170.1 C3, Class B, E and are suitable for use in public spaces such as car parks, balconies or shopping centres.
ENCAT produces different types of balustrading like crowd loading balustrades, an outdoor balustrade run, galvanised steel balustrades or even BCA balustrading. Every panel that we design and manufacture is done in accordance with the required regulations in each state.
We have the unique ability to produce modular balustrade systems out of steel that don’t require any welding, they can be installed on an existing site very easily to reduce the chance of someone falling from height.
All of our products can be complimented with our range of pedestrian fencing, outdoor seating or viewing platforms if the project requires an upgrade to the amenity of a public use outdoor area. We design custom made pedestrian fencing, bollards, outdoor seating and other items.
Base Plate or In Ground balustrade design options
Steel & metal balustrades with handrails galvanised and powder coated
Owned, designed and manufactured locally
All the ballustrade products we produce are manufactured in our facility located in Wollongong then supplied anywhere in Australia.
Australian Standards Compliant
Steel - AS/NZS3678-G250, AS/NZ3679.1-G300
Galvanising - AS4680:2006 ISO9001:2015
Powdercoating - AS4506-2005
Welding to AS1554 Part 1
100% recycled steel
We ensure that we use recycled steel where possible to help with current, and future, environmental concerns.
Australian made steel
Depending on the product application we will use steel that is made in Australia and are one of the few local manufacturers to do so. High quality & to Australian Standards
Class leading powder coating
High quality powder coating materials are used to ensure a long lasting, resiliant finish to all products made.
Class leading galvanising
High quality steel galvanising done locally to ensure every product is tough, durable and designed for local conditions.
In-house custom design
and manufacturing capabilities
ENCAT has in-house design equipment, computer aided drawing and 3D rendering software. We can help you design a balustrade solution that is specific to your site’s existing conditions whether it is to improve safety or to manage the flow of people.
What outdoor applications can our steel balustrade handrail systems be used for?
ENCAT is a civil engineering company that specialises in designing and manufacturing bespoke solutions that are used by councils, national parks and wildlife services, schools, sporting grounds and other public area locations.
Our products are used around the world to either change the flow of pedestrian or vehicle traffic, improve safety, rectify access issues & add security. Our approach is to provide a custom-designed solution that is specific to your site conditions. We do not sell off the shelf ‘standard’ products. Everything that we manufacture is custom made to suit the sizing and specifications you need in a range of materials, colours and finishes.
Applications can include;
- Look outs
- Shopping Centres
- Entertainment Venues
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports Grounds
- Events Areas
- Pedestrian Bridges
Additional information about ENCAT's balustrade manufacturing & supply capabilities
ENCAT is one of Australia’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of products used for civil applications and public space installations. Since 1989 we have been designing and manufacturing balustrade and handrail products that are used by 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.
- Local manufacturing and fabrication.
- Experience working in difficult to access or general public spaces.
- In-house expertise, tooling and equipment.
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.