Australian supplier of heavy duty outdoor balustrades in galvanised steel for public areas
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 manufacturer of heavy-duty galvanised steel balustrade handrails that are suitable for outdoor use for public spaces such as;
- Car parking areas
- General building access points
- Shopping centres
Our heavy-duty products are the most cost-efficient way to control the flow of pedestrian traffic safely in a public area. Designed in Australia for durability & reduced maintenance requirements, even for outdoor applications. There is also the option to have it painted in any colour to suit the local amenity.
Galvanised balustrades are most often used in commercial and industrial applications because they are a tough, safe and strong option. The galvanised balustrades we produce are custom made to reduce the need to cut or modify pieces on site. This sames time, money & means everything is manufactured to fit your site exactly. Our team carries out a site measurement & produces manufacturing drawings using our 3D design software. This also reduces the installation time because our team isn’t spending minutes or hours making adjustments.
For architects, designers or civil contractors we can custom design our balustrade systems to suit existing pathways, boardwalks, footpaths or borders.
ENCAT has been supplying balustrade handrail systems to councils, schools or building contractors for many years. Our handrails are always designed and manufactured to meet Australian standards and safety requirements in our local manufacturing facility located in Wollongong.
Compliant handrail products for sale in Australia
- 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
See some of the 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 designed a Type 1 Pedestrian Fence installation that included a custom made gate to give access to the fenced area behind the bus shelter.
We helped the NSW Government Lake Illawarra complete a new pedestrian boardwalk to be shared by people and cyclists with custom made handrailing
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.