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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Kai41314, 4th Oct, 2015.

  1. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I need to replace the timber handrails for my IP's deck (as shown in the first image below). My property manager said aluminum handrails is a low maintenance option. In addition, I found another option as shown in the last image below and it looks the cost might be even lower and it could be low maintenance too.

    Any suggestions? How much would it cost?



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  2. Tim86

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    re the wire handrails, double check the bca guidelines, horizontal wire is not allowed after a certain height.
     
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    What's the reasoning for that?
     
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    Tim86 Well-Known Member

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    Kids can climb them like ladders
     
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    Seems pretty obvious now that you mention it
     
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  6. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    Then wire option is not the way to go. What are the pros and cons for aluminum option? How much does it usually cost?

     
  7. Richard Williams

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    They sag too when kids climb them....
     
  8. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Aluminium set and forget. Timber needs painting
     
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  9. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Handrails OR the whole balustrade..?
     
  10. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    Actually the handrails and whole balustrade. Will that be expensive with aluminium?

     
  11. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Not sure depends on how long you intend to hold the property for I suppose, looking at longevity and maintenance costs.. Would the aluminium suit the property?
     
  12. Scott No Mates

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    Aluminium is the way to go, low maintenance, strong etc.

    Stainless wires (apart from possibly non-BCA compliant) is not cheap.
     
  13. shelleykins

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    I used aluminum pool fencing from bunnings for my high verandah. From memory about $1500 - but planning on recycling it down the track when I extend the deck and Reno the pool area.