Thousands of pre 1990 built multi-level residential apartment and commercial office blocks throughout NSW will require an inspection to confirm if they comply with new height and width legislation. We feel this work will continue for at least a 10-year period before a substantial percentage are brought up to code and deemed safe. Some strata committee’s with limited budgets may opt to extend their existing metal balustrade to a compliant height. We have found this to be a false economy in many cases as these costs can blow out to well over the cost of a complete renewal, often due to changes in style and colours during the design or even later into the installation phase.
Tip: Make the process more streamlined- hire a capable architect or designer to navigate the design or colour selection. As there are often numerous stakeholders in the decision, having a non-invested third party can often help the decision process flow.
Procuring the right advice from a qualified compliance professional and engineer can make the upgrade process both a smooth and less costly experience.
Architectural Installations have an in-house design team to work with all parties involved and are happy to share our input and experiences, having completed many similar upgrades in the past.
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