Perforated balustrades have become more common as laminated glass has become banned under the Combustible Cladding Ban.
To create bespoke patterns of perforated balustrades as cost-effective as possible the designs can be optimised them to make them as repeatable as possible, whilst still keeping the design non-climbable (Part K and BS6180 both require balustrades on balconies to be ‘not easily climbed’) and aesthetically flowing.
While simple, repetitive and standard patterns can be a cost-effective balustrade solution, it can also be a very expensive choice on smaller schemes or where there is a significant number of different sizes or patterns of perforated designs on the various balconies.
Perforated balustrade panels are manufactured from an aluminium sheet, perforated and then powder coated to a RAL colour.
Examples of this balustrading in use
See Perforated Balustrade Panels in use at Allen Court
Allen Court in Greenford was one of the many London housing estates being renovated and transformed into comfortable homes...See Allen Court Case Study
Perforated Panels at Carnarvon Road
The main challenge at Carnarvon Road was the intricate design of the balconies to incorporate unique details and a variety of balustrading...See Carnarvon Road Case Study