Balustrades and barriers – insecure when pressure is applied

Cause

Rotten timber

Repair

  • replace damaged or rotten decking with H3.2 or H4-treated grooved decking timber

Cause

Fixings have pulled out or corroded

Repair

  • replace loose or damaged fixings with hot-dip galvanised or stainless steel fixings

Cause

The structure was inadequate when it was built

Repair

  • obtain professional advice on remediation

Cause

The post fixings to the deck are inadequate

Repair

  • obtain professional advice on remediation