Our Aluminium Balustrade with ultra-strength core exceeds Australian Standards.

Protector Aluminium balustrade is available in a variety of styles and profiles to suit any taste. Black is the popular off the shelf option. A large range of colours can be easily ordered.

1 year warranty

Available in Black off the shelf

Any colour (almost!) available for Custom Orders

Designed and manufactured to Australian & NZ Standards

Balustrading Fence Designs

Below are the standard profile choices for balustrading. If you don’t see one you like we can custom manufacture to your designs.

Black Balustrade shown is available off the shelf, or you can choose from hundreds of colours.

Looks good from any angle

Most balustrade fencing can be viewed at eye level or higher, so it is important to compliment the design of your choice with a nice clean finish. For this, Protector Aluminium balustrade panels have the same smooth finish on the bottom of each panel as they do on the top, which means no pickets are protruding through the bottom of the panels, so it looks as good on the bottom as it does on the top!

Quality you can rely on

Our panels have been tested to meet Australian Standards and are PCME certified.

Balustrade panels now have full compliance documentation Product Technical Statement showing how they comply to the relevant Australian Standards, which means they will be accepted by any building authority in Australia.

Easy Installation

The panels come with an end post welded to one end, you simply slot each panel into the next panel, corner and end posts are available to finish the job easily.

We can custom build raked balustrade to fit any staircase, you’ll just need to specify number of steps and the size of treads, use our Measuring Balustrade for Stairs guide to help you measure out your project.

Additional Parts Required:

Complete the job with Protector Aluminium top and bottom rail brackets, you’ll need 1 bottom rail bracket per panel, plus a top bracket if fixing panel to a wall.

For all other compliance requirements please contact Protector Aluminium.

Stocked Lines

Available At Bunnings Warehouse

Stocked Lines

Available off the shelf from Bunnings Warehouse.

Available At Bunnings Warehouse

How to Install Balustrades?

Josh and Jenna show you how to install a Balustrade, the product shown is available off the shelf in black.


  • Generally balustrading must be used around any level surface/deck more than 1m above ground level, you can check specific regulations with your local council.
  • When ordering custom panels, consider different shaped rails (round, oval, square, rectangular).

Need more info? Check out our most frequently asked questions.

When do I need to use Balustrade?

Balustrade is required for any decking, patio, verandas that is higher than 1 metre off the ground

What is the difference between Balustrade and other fencing?

Balustrade is designed and manufactured to exceed the mandatory Australian Standards and Building Codes for Australia and is required for any decking, patio, veranda higher than 1 metre off the ground and can be used to a height of up to 4 metres. Please check with your local council for any additional local requirements. Balustrade is required to be stronger than boundary or pool fencing as it is the only barrier to prevent balcony accidents.

Ulti-M8 heavy gauge aluminium pickets for ultra-strength core are used in Protector balustrade panels. The shorter spans provide a strong, easy to install balustrade solution. It is light, strong and durable so won’t rust or rot. Our aluminium balustrade is designed and manufactured to exceed AS1170 and must be installed correctly to provide suitable rigidity.

What if I have a veranda that I’ve been told needs to be pool compliant?

Protector Aluminium will be able to design and manufacture your balustrade so it will comply with both standards. Please contact your local Bunnings Special Orders Team Member.

So is your Balustrade strong enough?

Yes. Our balustrade is designed and manufactured to exceed AS1170 and is the first aluminium balustrade to achieve CodeMark certification. We use heavy gauge aluminium and shorter spans to provide a strong, easy to install balustrade solution. Please note that balustrade must be installed correctly to provide suitable rigidity – please refer to our install guide and your local council for specifics.

I have a staircase, can you make raked panels?

Yes. We can manufacture various designs and colours upon request. You also have the option of different handrails.

Is New Zealand CodeMark Certification available?

New Zealand CodeMark Certification is available for any pool or balustrade manufactured between 17th June 2014 and 17th June 2020.*

Not suitable for use as a pool barrier. Contact your Bunnings Special Orders desk to order custom made panels.

What sizes does your balustrading come in?

  • Panels: 2000mm wide (including fixed post) x 1010mm high
  • Corner Posts: 50mm x 50mm x 1010mm flanged bottom – sleeved top (90˚)
  • End Posts: 50mm x 50mm x 1010mm flanged bottom – sleeved top (1-way)

How many pickets per panel?

  • 19 pickets per panel
  • Pickets – 16mm x 1.6mm tube
  • 98.6mm space between picket centres
  • Top Rail – 50mm x 25mm
  • Bottom Rail – 38mm x 25mm
  • Post – 50mm x 50mm
  • Base Plate – 100mm x 100mm x 8mm



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