Friday, September 7, 2012

Rear Balcony Balustrades



The working drawings have come back from the Certifier and they have changed the rear balcony balustrades from horizontal steel wire to vertical balustrades. Because the lot slopes 2 metres over the 50 metre depth of the land, the rear balcony is too high above the land to allow horizontal balustrades, according to the code as a child could use it as leverage to go straight over the balcony.

It's disappointing though, as the front balcony has the stainless steel wire and I love the look of it and really wanted it to be a uniform look throughout.

Anyway, my next step is try and decide what alternative look to have for the rear balcony. I don't like the idea of powder coated and timber would look out of place with the modern look of the home and both are completely different from the look at the front of the home.

Image courtesy of Ardent Architectural Services

I saw this on the Ardent Architectural Services website. It's pretty close to what I think could be  a good option - just making the wire balustrades vertical!

What do you think of look? If you don't like it, do you have any suggestions?