Balconies and decks – a guide to maintenance

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This publication is for: 
ConsumerHome buyer / owner

This brochure will assist owners with the safety aspects of balconies, decks and other external structures which may be of a sufficient height above ground level to put family members and friends at risk, in the event of a collapse or other structural fault.

Building Commission
Last updated 16 May 2014

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