Welcome to The Balustrade Sydney Authority- Your trusted source and services for balustrading designs in Sydney. The Balustrade Authority is the business you trust when choosing high quality balustrades.

A Strong Standing As Well As An Increasing Customer Base

Throughout time, we have developed the trust of customers from different sectors, including building and construction businesses, architects, commercial property developers, renovators, and homeowners.

Specially Designed and Tested to Meet Australian Standards

The Balustrade Authority  is well-known for fashionable and innovative balustrading layouts for Sydney customers. We take great measures in designing, fabricating, and testing all our products to ensure they comply with BCA codes and Australian standards. In addition, we provide a wide selection of custom-layout alternatives meet your own unique conditions for commercial property or your private house.

No work is small or too large for our team. Whether you are planning to get balustrades for your multi storey developments, jobs that are private, or commercial refurbishments, The Balustrade Authority is going to be present to help complete the project.

Balustrade Sydney Authority has established a permanent Sydney location at 2/162 Hurstville Rd Oatley,NSW 2223  to service the fencing and handrail needs of Sydney and surrounding suburbs homeowners

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Type A
aluminium-balustrade-supplier in Australia

Basic Aluminium Balustrades

Fall protection is provided by this most elementary but practical stainless steel balustrade.
Type B

Disability Handrails Systems‎

Developed to supply a remedy to the ever increasing emphasis put on ease of accessibility for individuals with handicap.
Type C

Fencing and Steel Gates‎

Alluring fencing products enclose and to improve any pool, hot tub or alternative space; Custom design privacy, security and plant ventilation screens and louvres
Type D

Residential Screens & Awnings

Ease of use and attractive design combine to give sun protection and comfort, whilst at the same time ensuring your private space remains private.
Type E
Glass Balustrade Sydney

Glass Balustrades

Entire measuring, templating and fitting service for glass balustrades. They are sometimes made in various depth and kinds of glass to suit the desired effect together with any NSW or QLD regulations which will apply.
Type F

Stainless Steel Wire‎

These wire balustrades are engineered and are produced from industrial-grade stainless steel in Australia.
Type G

Architectural Balustrade‎ : Custom Made

We create quality balustrades in different custom styles to empower architects to implement layouts that are unique and eye catching

Our Specialty Using

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Choosing The Right One

Balustrade, a fence for your pool or a glass screen. If your home needs a staircase, don’t get a simple, mediocre looking one. There are home owners who are expressive and prefer to add a little flair to their staircases by adding a balustrade for a little artistic flair in their home. The right balustrade can emphasize the craftsmanship of your staircase and it can even make your home look more sophisticated and chic. Balustrades come in different types and forms.

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The most common type of  balustrade is the lace balustrade, where aluminium or cast iron panels are patterned to form an artistic lace like design. Other crowd favourites include the glass balustrade and the wood balustrade. Each balustrade type is different and before you look for one, you should have a set of criteria to help guide you in choosing the perfect balustrade for your home. If you’re not very familiar with handrails and can’t choose the right one, don’t worry because here you’ll find the basic info that you should know about balustrades and how you can start looking for the perfect one.

What Exactly Is a Balustrade?

Though it may sound complicated, chances are you’ve already seen hundreds of balustrades already. Basically a balustrade is a railing system placed just below the handrail on a staircase. A balustrade has several functions. It can be used to provide overall support to the staircase by making it sturdier, while some people prefer to add creativity to their staircase by going for a balustrade design that is more aesthetically pleasing. There are many types of balustrades and they can be made from different kinds of materials such as aluminium, timber, wrought iron, aluminium, glass, and even stainless steel cables.

In most cases, installing a balustrade is easy as there are some companies that include it in their service. However, there are also independent specialists that are more skilled with designing and installing balustrades. Usually these specialists also accept orders for customized balustrades. If you’re looking for a more modern or sophisticated looking balustrade, you might want to start looking for a balustrade specialist somewhere near your area.

Pros and Cons of Adding a Balustrade To Your Staircase

Like we mentioned earlier, generally speaking, a balustrade can be very advantageous since it adds support to your staircase. A balustrade can make your staircase sturdier and will prevent it from wobbling or loosening while gripping the handrails. On the other hand, when it comes to the pros and cons of adding a balustrade, these depend more on the type of balustrade that you’re going to install.

There are many types of balustrades and support rails, each balustrade has different advantages and disadvantages from the other. To be thorough, we’ll provide you with the pros and cons for the most popular types of balustrades.

Custom Metal Balustrades Pros

More Designs to Choose From

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One of the biggest advantages of choosing an iron lace balustrade is that you’ll have several options to choose from when it comes to the design. If you opt for custom metal balustrades, you can be sure that whatever the design scheme of your staircase, the metal or iron balustrade won’t appear wrong or out of place when it comes to the overall design.

You don’t even have to settle for the most satisfying one in the market, since you can always go for something that truly fits with your taste and original design.

Excellent Quality

Most custom metal balustrades don’t focus on the aesthetic side of the product. Customized metal balustrades are made from the highest quality materials, leaving you confident that the balustrade will provide the staircase with the necessary support.

The Fit

Oftentimes those who prefer pre-packaged metal balustrades end up having problems regarding the fit of the balustrade with the rest of the staircase. These people will have to go through the effort of cutting off the extra and unnecessary parts, while some people even have to purchase an extra balustrade package if their metal balustrades end up lacking a few inches or feet. On the other hand, custom metal balustrades were made to perfectly fit your staircase so you won’t have to worry about any excess or lack in the fit.

Glass Balustrade Pros

Very Decorative

Many individuals who prefer a more artistic approach to their staircases prefer adding glass balustrades to the design. A glass balustrade can give your home that sophisticated and elegant feel. A balustrade can cover up some of the interior designing in your home, but with a glass balustrade, you don’t have to worry about the balustrade blocking the view or the design.

Glass Balustrade Cons


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Yes, glass balustrades may look luxurious, but it also comes with a hefty price. Before choosing a glass balustrade, you have to consider if this type of balustrade is perfect for your type of lifestyle or for the overall design of your home. You should also consider the area that the glass balustrade may cover because if you’re planning to add the glass balustrade in several wide areas in your home, you may end up wasting a lot of money.



Difficult To Clean

Another disadvantage to the glass balustrade is its maintenance. Because of its material, glass balustrades tend to get dirty easier than other balustrades, and cleaning it can also be difficult. Also, if the glass balustrades aren’t properly cared for, the material can easily chip or even break.

Timber Balustrade Pros

Elegant Design

Bunnings Wooden Blustrade

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If you want to add a touch of that “homey” feel to your house, you cannot go wrong with a wood balustrade. Wood balustrades are not only elegant to look at they can also be easily designed or customized to fit your taste.


If you want your wood balustrade to last, you will have to do a lot of maintenance work on the balustrades. Termites are your obvious enemies when it comes to getting wood balustrades. Compared to wood balustrades, steel balustrades are sturdier and will last longer.