Balustrades are required by law where it is possible to fall more than 1 metre from a floor level such as a balcony, paved area or stairs.
Balustrade prices vary tremendously depending on the material selected and the design. Aluminium is generally much more economical than stainless steel or frameless glass or even timber.
Balustrading is generally measured along the length of the perimeter edge of the balcony in lineal metres.
This can be done by an individual with practicable experience in the building industry however it is essential that the installer knows all the relevant Australian standards for balustrades installed over 1 metre from the floor level. It is advisable to use a contractor that specialises in this industry.
All balustrades preventing a fall greater than 1 metre must be a minimum of 1 metre high from the finished floor level.
The term balustrades, balustrading and railings can be used for the same purpose by different people. In general the same laws apply to all protective edging once over 1 metre.
The way to clean balustrades is with soapy water and rinse off however there are more expensive products available. Regular cleaning if you located near the ocean is advisable. Seek care and maintenance instructions from your supplier.