Australian supplier of custom made ball stanchion modular handrail systems
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 & designer of civil use products that keep people safe. Our Fasterail range has been specifically developed in Australia to keep pedestrians safe in public areas & help councils, site managers or educational institutions reduce their cost of ownership for a location with public use amenities.
Since 1989 we have developed, adapted & supplied ball stanchion modular handrail systems and other civil use products to councils, shopping centres, schools or building contractors.
ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of steel ball stanchion handrail systems. Our no-weld design means there is no need for hot works permits, no toxic fumes & no site shutdowns required. Together with the durable design that we have developed in Australia, our system delivers the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.
We consider every aspect including the balustrade’s ability to handle Australian weather conditions & ensuring that any installation is tamper proof by using Pentaforce tek screws instead of easy to access alternatives found in competitor products.
We can custom design, manufacture and install a ball stanchion system to suit your existing site conditions and required application. Our modular, no-weld, design means that even if one gets damaged, the panel can easily be replaced.
This is a product that has been developed in Australia to a superior level of production to cater for our harsher climate.
- No-weld design developed by Australian engineers.
- Compliant with the Building Code of Australia
- Compliant with AS1170 Table 3.3 C3 Loading Requirements
- Compliant with AS 1428 DDA.
- A superior system that is fully welded.
- Tamper-proof tek screw screw installation that is out of sight.
- Locally developed corrosion protection & strength to suit Australian conditions.
- A long service life to reduce maintenance or replacement costs.
- Hot dip galvanised after fabrication with posts that can be secured either in-ground with concreted posts, mechanical or chemset fixings into the concrete.
Every modular handrail system is made to suit your specific application with custom measurements & manufacturing, we often see our ball stanchions used in;
- Car parking areas
- Fire stairs
- Building access points
- Pedestrian walkway areas
BCA compliant outdoor ball stanchion handrail systems in Australia
ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of products used in public spaces or civil construction projects. Everything we produce is compliant with Australian laws and requirements. Our ball stanchion systems are used in commercial, industrial, educational & other public use spaces like National Parks or retail precincts.
- 100% Australian Made & designed
- AS1428, DDA compliant
- AS/NZS 1170 Table 3.3 C3 Loading compliant
- Certified Welding to AS1554
- Hot Dip Galvanising to AS1214
- 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
We sell a range of different handrail and balustrading systems to suit different requirements
See some of the recent civil construction projects ENCAT has helped to complete in Australia
Botany Council decided to improve the safety of the Molineaux Point look out by installing our Fasterail outdoor steel balustrade system to protect people form falling
We were contracted to design and install a new modular boardwalk into Auburn Botanic Gardens as part of their Masterplan upgrades
We designed & installed the new staircase modular boardwalk on Maloneys Beach as part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk project in NSW
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.