As part of Juralco Aluminium Building Products' ongoing product development, an aluminium gutter bracket has been added to the Edge and Viking Balustrade suites, creating an effective solution for installation of balustrades onto waterproof and floating decks.
Juralco gutter brackets comply with the NZ building regulation EZ/AS1 requirement that all balustrading for waterproof decks must be face-fixed. Balustrade posts are fixed directly onto the gutter brackets, which are then attached to the boundary joists.This design allows for most gutter systems to fit directly underneath.
A noteworthy feature of the Juralco gutter bracket system is the counter-bored holes where the coach screws sit, allowing the gutter to sit hard against the outside face of the bracket.Additionally, moisture fins have been included to deflect any moisture runoff into the gutter.
The Juralco gutter bracket is an easy-fix system, secured before any overhang or drip angles are fitted, with balustrade posts fitted onto the bracket before installation.Brackets conform to the AS/NZS1170 standard and can be powdercoated to match the balustrade posts.
In the case study shown here, gutter brackets were used in the installation of the floating deck specified by the architect. Part of the challenge for the installation team - from HomePlus Exteriors - was how to hide the floating deck fittings, including the gutter brackets and guttering.They worked with the architect to come up with a solution: custom-made aluminium slats fitted to the balustrade posts that hid all the fixing details while maintaining the clean lines of the floating deck. The owners and architect were both very pleased with finished look.