RE: Balustrade Design
Hi there, I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. BS6180 2011, says that the datum level for calculating balustrade loading is always taken at 1100mm irrespective of the balustrade height, which I understand on a standard staircase. The balustrade must also not deflect more than 25mm when the design load is applied.
However, if my balustrade was 1800mm high (it's acting as a privacy screen) above FFL, do I still need to use 1100mm for the design load? Surely this would mean at 1800mm height that balustrade would be deflecting in excess of the allowed 25mm?
Im trying to clarify this with British standards, but m not sure who to contact.
Any help would be appreciated.