A well-designed deck combines elements of practicality, beauty and safety. A lattice fence or thick railings around the edges of the deck provide plenty of safety, but they also give the deck an enclosed feeling. Wire balustrades, on the other hand, provide the necessary barrier but not the same visual obstruction.
You cover all the safety bases, but the thin wires acting as barrier really open up the space.
Wire balustrades are constructed from stainless steel wires strung between posts placed at intervals around the edges of the deck. Australian building codes require that any deck more than one metre (1000mm) above the ground must have a balustrade or railing of some kind.
These codes also stipulate the types of materials that can be used, the gap allowed between wires and the number of wires that should exist in approved balustrade construction. This complex set of regulations is a good reason to seek advice from us regarding your specific needs.
Current BCA2016 Wire Balustrade rules and Regs.