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How should balustrades for residential areas be designed? PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2013

"I would like to know, how should balustrades for residential areas be designed. The intermediate bars on my balustrades are horizontal to the floor and the building inspector says they should all be vertical. What does the regulation say?"

The National Building Regulations only require vertical bars on swimming pool fencing. There is nothing in the regulations that requires vertical intermediates for balustrades to either stairs, balconies or walkways.

The only problem with all this is that you will have to look for those updates manually and Acer TravelMate 8372 VGA Driver all this can often take a lot of time as you will have to guess which update you need.

If your building inspector insists, then ask him to show the regulation to you as there is nothing stated regarding vertical or horizontal bars. The only requirement is that the gaps must be such that a 100mm diameter ball may not be able to pass through the balustrade at any point.
I hope that this helps.


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