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Carpenter advice - deck

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Greyghost, 17th Oct, 2016.

  1. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Found information on the minimum height a balustrade needs to be, however my question is this:

    1. In Victoria, at what deck height (mm) off the ground is balustrade/handrail required?

    Cheers
     
  2. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Cant remember for Vic.
    I think NSW is 1 meter
    Should be similar
     
  3. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    The NCC ( section 3.9.2.2) says 1 metre.

    The NCC applies to Victoria too - it's available free online.
     
  4. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    I should be fine then, my deck is planning to be 580mm off the ground.
    We wanted not to have and barrier around it and just a wrap around step.
    Wanted to use some long terracotta planter boxes with 300mm box hedge to enclose it in a bit.
    Il look into the regs referred above. Cheers
     
  5. vbplease

    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the local council you may not need building approval. In Bris if it's less than 1m above ground and less than 10sqm in area then you're fine.. (that's a small deck).
     
  6. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    Not concerned about building approvals, just the regs around max deck height off the ground before a rail/baulastrade is required.