Terrace Home Lace Balustrades. Meeting Australian Standard 1170.1

Victorian terraces are common in many inner suburbs of Sydney such as Paddington, North Sydney and Balmain. Originally they had cast iron lace balustrades around 800 to 900mm height. These days the building code (BCA) requires 1.0M minimum height Read more

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Balustrades Series. Meeting Australian Standard 1170.1

A structural engineer we often engage to certify that our balustrades will comply with Australian Standard 1170.1 amazed us recently when he gave his opinion about industry knowledge of the need for balustrades to meet the Australian Standard. He Read more

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Why Specifications are Necessary for Conservation and Restoration work

We are frequently asked by builders, home owners and architects to provide a quote to ‘restore’ heritage metalwork, without being provided with any firm specification to define what is meant by the term ‘restore’.

Without a specification written by Read more

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Why Specifications are Essential for Quoting

We are frequently asked by builders, home owners and even architects to provide a quote on the basis of drawings that are preliminary or concept quality only. Sometimes we are provided with internet images or random photos on which Read more

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