Barriers to decks

Issue 48 – April 2013

In Codewords 54, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) (Building and Housing) modified/corrected several aspects of the details given in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Figure 7.10(c) on decks that are to have face-fixed cantilevered barrier support posts. Codewords 54 states that barriers for domestic decks that comply with clause 4.2.7.2 of the MBIE document Guidance on barrier design comply with the New Zealand Building Code and that there is no need for specific engineering design. There will be an article on the topic in the soon to be released BRANZ's Build 135.

Summarised from BRANZ Guideline, March 2013.

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