Frequently Asked Questions

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When do I need a balustrade?

Any potential fall from a height greater than 1000mm requires a balustrade.

Do your balustrades comply with Australian Standards?

Yes, all our balustrades comply with Australian Standards AS1492.1 and BCA regulations. All our work at B&K Balustrades is guaranteed.

What do you offer with our quotation?

We offer fully descriptive written quotations. Also, you can drop into our workshop and showroom at 53 Habib Drive South Lismore to see many sample balustrades we have on offer. We also advise fit for purpose solutions and on request can visit your site.

Are your products made to order?

Yes, all of our products are made to order and suit every clients application. We custom make many styles and designs tailored to your individual ideas.

Can I have horizontal bars or horizontal stainless steel wires as a balustrade?

Yes, – However if the fall is more than 4000mm from the surface below to the proposed floor height, then no climbable element is allowed.

Do you assist with council approval?

Yes, we provide an array of information to help you through this process.

Do you assist with design and construct?

As specialists in our field at B&K we contribute to many design and construction projects.

What is our safety record?

We have an exceptional safety record. Our employees have green/white cards and attend courses for working at heights training.

What is Powder Coating?

The powder coating process uses a solvent free dry mix of plastic resins, pigments and fillers that melt and fuse together when heated. The solid particles of coating are electrostatically charged in a spray gun and carried by low velocity air to the surface of the piece to be coated. The electrostatic charge holds the powder particles in place while the part is cured in an oven. The heat of the oven causes a chemical reaction to occur and the powder to cure, creating a highly durable finish.

Is it Environmentally Friendly?

Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process unlike solvent based wet paint systems. With EPA regulations growing ever stricter, powder coating is fast becoming the technology of choice. Since the powder coating process does not use solvents in any way, VOC emission problems are eliminated.

How Durable is Powder Coating?

Powder Coatings resist cracking and peeling and are extremely abrasion corrosion and chemical resistant, but is not a rust inhibitor. The performance characteristics of powder coating match or exceed the characteristics achieved from conventional solvent based coatings.