Are you upgrading or selling your Home?
One way to add sizable value to your home is by replacing the balustrade system.
Revised Building Regulations dictate that balustrades require certification and have to be supplied with a Form 3: “Declaration by a competent person appointed to design a component or an element of a system, from the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977)”. This means that your balustrade system needs to be designed and tested in consultation with a professional structural engineer. Older balustrade systems, therefore might not have been approved by an engineer and could be structurally unsound and unsafe for its intended use.
The fixing methods and deterioration of older balustrade systems are also important factors to pay attention to. If you have a balustrade system that is not well anchored in the fixing surface due to settlement cracks or surface damage it could cause the system to wobble and work its way out of the surface, this could be hazardous to those utilising the balustrade.
As the owner of the property, you are responsible for the maintenance of the balustrade system and you cannot sell a home with a balustrade system that is structurally unsound and unsafe for those utilising the home. Replacing your current balustrade system with an environmentally friendly material is also an advantage to the value of your asset.
Environmentally friendly, safe and beautiful options to replace your balustrades with:
Stainless Steel Balustrades
Stainless steel is a cost-effective balustrade option, available in a brushed or mirror polished finish. This non-corrosive material option will last the lifetime of the project and will give your home a balustrade system that is not only beautiful but most importantly safe.
By replacing an old, rusted and high maintenance mild steel balustrade with stainless steel you are benefitting the environment and curbing ongoing maintenance costs.
One of our qualified sales executives will advise on the correct grade suited to your application and location.
Stainless steel is very low in maintenance and enables you to enjoy the beauty of the system without ongoing, demanding upkeep.
Stainless Steel Post and Glass Balustrades:
Achieve an uninterrupted view by incorporating glass into your balustrade system. This system is still cost-effective, safe and offers all of the aesthetic values that glass possesses that will add significant worth to your asset.
This stainless steel and glass balustrade system has been designed and tested to withstand a 400 Joule soft body impact test in order to ensure the safety of those using the building.
This system demands low upkeep and ensures a long lifespan.
Frameless Glass Balustrades:
This top of the range superior balustrade system offers a safe and complete uninterrupted view and aesthetic value that increases the worth of your asset.
By maintaining this frameless glass balustrade as often as you do your windows, there is very little reason to not upgrade your home with this state of the art balustrade system.
Designed and tested to withstand a 400 Joule soft body impact test and to comply with all South African National Safety Standards.
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