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Feature Balustrades - An Architectural Trend

Becoming popular as an architectural timber feature, balustrade materials need to be strong and stable, especially if used in exterior applications.

In the past balustrades were a necessary evil - required for compliance and safety.

Typically designers would choose materials like glass that the reduce the intrusion of balustrades on design aesthetic.

More recently designers have started to ‘embrace the balustrade’, and make them an architectural timber feature.

Balustrade materials need to be strong, and stable, especially if used in exterior applications.

Vulcan Timber, with its lighter weight, large range of sizes and GL8 structural rating makes a perfect balustrade timber.

Shown here: Vulcan Screening as feature balustrade

Tuarangi Home Tundra Cladding and Vulcan Screening Abodo Wood 6

Image credit: Time Builders, Perth, WA