Conectabal® Steel Balustrades

Invest in modular steel balustrades for commercial and industrial applications in NZ

With maximum strength and durability, Moddex’s range of Conectabal Commercial Balustrades and steel balustrade supplies can actively prevent injuries or falls from retaining walls and elevated areas, with single or double handrail options designed for AS 1428.1:2009 compliance across NZ.

Manufactured from hot dip galvanized structural steel with solid steel balusters, the Conectabal modular steel balustrade is pre-engineered and preconfigured for compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC/BCA) and independently load tested for compliance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1170.1:2002.

Why Conectabal®?

As compared to traditionally welded alternatives, the Conectabal Commercial Balustrades offer a range of unique features including:

  • Proprietary designs are pre-engineered for structural integrity
  • Eliminate design and fabrication costs, hot works permits and site shut-downs
  • Flat pack delivery for difficult access areas
  • Reduced safety risk for both the installer and public
  • Flush connection points create a smoother, safer finish
  • Choose from standard and fire stair handrail or balustrade options
  • Customisable across new projects, retrofitting or upgrades
  • Hot dip galvanized structural steel for enhanced corrosion protection
  • Modular, no-weld components for rapid assembly
  • Easily repaired, modified or extended with Ezibilt parts
  • Unlimited off the shelf configurations and available in a range of paint finishes
  • Designed to comply with Australian and New Zealand building codes and standards

Applications

  • Accommodation units
  • Sports and recreation centres
  • Public transport and sightseeing
  • Fire and access stairs
  • Retaining walls and carparks
  • DDA access ramps and stairs
  • Footbridges and culverts
  • Loading bays and mezzanines

Conectabal® Configurations

  • Type CB10
    Balustrade for level and rake
  • Type CB20
    Balustrade with toeboard for level and rake
  • Type CB30
    Balustrade with inline handrail for level and stair
  • Type CB35
    Balustrade with inline handrail and kerbrail for level and rake
  • Type CB40
    Balustrade with offset handrail for level and stair
  • Type CB45
    Balustrade with offset handrail and kerbrail for level and rake
  • Type CB50
    Balustrade with double offset handrails for level and rake
  • Type CB55
    Balustrade with double offset handrails and kerbrail for level and rake

Excerpt from National Construction Code (NCC) 2014

D2.16 Balustrades or other barriers

  • (a) A continuous balustrade or other barrier, except for a barrier provided to an openable window covered by D2.24, must be provided along the side of any roof to which public access is provided, any stairway or ramp, any floor, corridor, hallway, balcony, deck, veranda, mezzanine, access bridge or the like and along the side of any delineated path of access to a building, if—
    • i it is not bounded by a wall; and
    • ii its level above the surface beneath, is more than 1 m.
  • (h) Openings in a balustrade or other barrier must be constructed in accordance with the following:
    • (i) For a balustrade or other barrier other than those provided under (c)—
      • (A) any opening does not permit a 125 mm sphere to pass through it and for stairs, the opening is measured above the nosing line of the stair treads; and
      • (B) for floors more than 4 m above the surface beneath, any horizontal or near horizontal elements between 150 mm and 760 mm above the floor must not facilitate climbing.

Excerpt from Australian Standard AS/NZS 1170:2002

3.6 BARRIERS
Barriers, including parapets, balustrades and railings, together with members and connections that provide structural support, shall be designed to sustain the imposed actions given in Table 3.3. The top edge or handrail shall also be designed for the case where a concentrated load of 0.6 kN, positioned for the worst effect, acts inward, outward or downward.

The uniformly distributed line load and the uniformly distributed and concentrated loads applicable to the infill are not additive. They shall be considered as three separate load cases.