Balustrade Fixings Methods Guide

General Balustrade Fixings Information

It is an advantage if the balustrade style and its fixing to the structure is determined early in the building design process. We provide support and advice on simple and effective methods, complete with detailed information required by the New Zealand Building Code as to what can be achieved.

In many situations, close coordination between the specifier and fabricator is desirable (eg.- to ensure that stairs are wide enough to install balustrades and still meet minimum width requirements).

BALUSTRADE FIXING METHODS SUMMARY


STANDARD METHODS ON TIMBER DECKS

Below is a visual guide to the fixing methods available for Balustrades on timber framed decks, further technical support and information is available on request.

Note: ‘Top fixing’ is not recommended if there are water-proofing considerations.

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Top Fixed Post

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Top Fixed Post

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Side Fixed Post

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Side Fixed Post

 

STANDARD METHODS ON CONCRETE DECKS

Below is a visual guide to the fixing methods for Balustrades on concrete decks to enable the appropriate method to be readily selected by the designer. Further technical support and information is available on request.

Note: ‘Top mounting’ may not be deemed acceptable to Territorial Authorities if there are water-proofing considerations involved.

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Concrete | Top Fixed Post

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Concrete | Top Fixed Post

 

Canterbury Balustrade | Side Fixed Post | Concrete

Canterbury Balustrade | Side Fixed Post | Concrete

Canterbury Balustrade | Side fixed post| Masonary

Canterbury Balustrade | Side fixed post| Masonary

 

PROPRIETARY FIXING METHODS

Below is a visual guide to the ‘proprietary’ fixing methods for Balustrades  to enable the appropriate method to be readily selected by the designer.Full fixing specifications and technical support is available on request.

THE “DKF” BRACKET. SIDE FIXED TO TIMBER WHERE DECK INCORPORATES A DRIP EDGE.

The DKF bracket is an excellent method for side-mounting balustrades where the deck incorporates a drip edge. This detail can be used to mirror the concept shown below

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Edge Bracket

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Edge Bracket

 

THE “DKG” BRACKET. SIDE FIXED TO TIMBER WHERE DECK INCORPORATES A GUTTER.

The DKG bracket is an innovative solution where a balustrade is required to be side mounted in situations where there is also an external gutter.

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Gutter Bracket

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings Timber | Gutter Bracket

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings timber | Gutter bracket visual

Canterbury Balustrade | Fixings timber | Gutter bracket visual

 

DECK CONSTRUCTION  METHODS

Top Fixed Posts

Canterbury Balustrade Construction Details Top Fixed

Face Fixed Posts

Canterbury Balustrade Construction Details Face Fixed

STANDARD METHODS ON STEEL STRUCTURES

Fixing methods for Balustrades on steel structures e.g. beams and channels are readily available and are similar to that of concrete shown above . Further technical support and information is available on request.

PROPRIETARY FIXING METHODS ON TIMBER DECKS

Below is a visual guide to typical ‘proprietary’ fixing methods for Balustrades. Alternative and or different systems are also available which may suit your specific project needs,
Full fixing specifications and technical support is available on request and is suggested to obtain the best end result for your project.

Note: ‘Top fixing’ is not recommended if there are water-proofing considerations.

Stand Off Fittings | Square or Round
Stand off Timber

Canterbury Balustrade | Clamp Channel | Face Fixed

Canterbury Balustared |Face Fixed Channe

Canterbury Balustrade | Clamp Channel | Face Fixed

Clamp Channel | Top Fixed
Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Mechanical Clamp Channel | Timber

Canterbury Balustrade | Mechanical Clamp Channel | Top Fixed

Grouted Channel | Top Fixed
Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Grouted Channel | Timber

Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Grouted Channel | Timber

 

STANDARD METHODS ON CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Below is a visual guide to the fixing methods for Balustrades on concrete structures to enable the appropriate method to be readily selected by the designer. Further technical support and information is available on request.

Courted in situ

For the cleanest and most stylish result, the glazing channel is cast in situ directly into the concrete and makes the glass balustrade or fencing appear flush with the deck, creating a frameless appearance.  This requires a minimum concrete depth of 100mm. Further technical support and information is available on request.

PROPRIETARY FIXING METHODS ON CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Below is a visual guide to typical ‘proprietary’ fixing methods for Balustrades. Alternative and or different systems are also available which may suit your specific project needs,
Full fixing specifications and technical support is available on request and is suggested to obtain the best end result for your project.

Note: ‘Top mounting’ may not be deemed acceptable to Territorial Authorities if there are water-proofing considerations involved.

Stand Off Fittings | Square or Round

Canterbury Balustrade | Stand-off | Concrete

Canterbury Balustrade | Stand-off | Concrete

 

Clamp Channel | Face Fixed
Canterbury Balustared |Face Fixed Channel

Clamp Channel | Face Fixed

Clamp Channel | Top Fixed
Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Mechanical Clamp Channel | Concrete

Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Mechanical Clamp Channel | Concrete

Grouted Channel | Top Fixed
Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Grouted Channel | Concrete

Canterbury Balustrade | Top Fix Grouted Channel | Concrete

STANDARD METHODS ON STEEL STRUCTURES

Fixing methods for Balustrades on steel structures e.g. beams and channels are readily available and are similar to that of concrete shown above . Further technical support and information is available on request.