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Balconies and Balustrades

Balconies, if not regularly monitored and maintained, could cause severe injury or death in the event of a collapse. The risk is greatest when they are heavily loaded at public functions, parties or similar occasions where people may congregate outside.

As a safety measure, all home owners and commercial property owners with balconies should ensure that:

  • It is constructed following the issue of a building permit 
  • It is inspected on a regular basis for any warning signs of potential collapse 
  • A maintenance program is introduced to extend its design life, and 
  • Where there is a doubt or a problem, an inspection by a Structural Engineer or other suitably qualified building practitioner, and remedial measures, as necessary, are arranged.

More information

For further information, please contact Maroondah City Council Building Services
on 9298 4327

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