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Get up to speed with new balcony regulations

As countless people in the construction industry will readily acknowledge, knowing the Building Regulations inside-out is no guarantee that the progress of a project can be navigated without obstacles. Below the surface of official legal compliance, there are often undercurrents of preferred practice which architects and developers need to be aware of and follow with…More

Balustrade Design Guide – Part 4: Materials & Finishes

Balustrade for stairs, mezzanine floors, partitions and barriers involves a wide range of technical and aesthetic considerations. Neaco’s Guide to Balustrade Design is a four-part series which explains each key requirement. Having covered stanchions, handrails and infills in Parts 1- 3, our final part focuses on materials and finishes. This aspect can be very important…More

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Balustrade Design Guide – Part 3: Infills

Having covered stanchions and handrails in Parts 1 & 2 of Neaco’s Balustrade Design Guide, Part 3 focuses on  balustrade infills. This element offers the most variety of choice in terms of aesthetics. Each option has its own attributes and suitability for certain environments. Responsibility for compliance to regulations lies with the architect, so it’s…More

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Balustrade Design Guide – Part 2: Handrails

Balustrade for stairs, mezzanine floors, partitions and barriers can be a complex design requirement with a wide range of aspects to consider. With that in mind, Neaco’s Guide to Balustrade Design is a four-part series which explains requirements for each key balustrade component. Part 1 focused on stanchions. In Part 2, we’re focusing on handrails…More

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The importance of decking in fire safety for balconies

Whilst they are not yet enshrined in Building Regulations, fire safety measures for balconies are increasingly being stipulated by building warranty providers and regulatory bodies. Architects and developers should be mindful of these issues at the design stage of their projects.   Visit the centre of any major city and balconies will probably be visible in most…More

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Glass safety regulations for balustrade and balconies

It’s not exactly breaking news – if you’ll pardon the pun – but glass safety regulations were subject to significant changes some years ago and Neaco have encountered a shortfall in awareness amongst decision makers in the construction industry during specification consultations for our glass balustrade and balcony products. BS EN 12600 superseded BS 6206…More