Balustrades 101: what is balustrading?

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Often used as a fall prevention barrier, a balustrade is another name for a railing.

Under the National Construction Code a balustrade is required where someone could fall one metre or more from a floor or accessible roof of a building. Balustrading must be provided alongside any stairway or ramp, floor, corridor, hallway, balcony, veranda mezzanine or path of access to a building that isn’t bound by a wall.

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How to choose the right white paint colours

It might seem like an easy solution to paint your interior walls white – sounds simple, right? Until you look into it. The amount of whites can be just as overwhelming as the amount of colours available.

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Trees of influence: how trees can impact home building

Whether building or developing, trees can have a huge impact on what you can do.

The effects of trees can be a complex issue due to a number of factors including species, root structures, canopies and water intake from reactive soils.

It is possible to have trees on a lot removed, as long as they’re not protected. Brisbane City Council provides information on trees in urban areas under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 and requires that landowners consult Council to adopt a responsible approach in deciding upon trees to be retained as part of any building or development proposal.

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Overland flow and flooding in Brisbane, Queensland

Overland flow is water that runs across the land after rainfall.

Land subject to overland flow or flooding require distinct considerations and variations in construction methods.

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6 Benefits of Building with CSR Hebel in Queensland

Building with Hebel in Queensland delivers a range of benefits to both the builder and the homeowner.

When building your dream home, the choice of external walls can have a major impact on your personal comfort, energy use and health.

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Understanding electricity and electrical energy in the home

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How does electricity get into my home?

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Much ado about the Hamptons style

The Hamptons style home is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

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The rise in multi generational household living

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The rise in multi-generational household living is sure to have an impact on home design and building in Australia.

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3 important building tips when building

With such a large array of building companies to choose from in South East Queensland, it can be a daunting task to select the right builder for you.

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Natural stone vs reconstituted stone - what is better?

Is natural stone or reconstituted stone better?

With so many options available, we thought we’d take a look at the differences between both.

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