FAQ

What grade of stainless steel do you recommend?
316 marine grade stainless steel – Is used for coastal (within 5km of breaking surf)
304 stainless steel – Is used for internal household applications and everything 5km away from the coast.

When do I need a balustrade?
Any potential fall from a height greater than 1000mm requires a balustrade.

Do your balustrades comply with Australian Standards?
Yes, all our balustrades comply with Australian Standards AS1492.1 and BCA regulations. All our work at B&K Balustrades is guaranteed.

What do you offer with our quotation?
We offer fully descriptive written quotations and also drop into our workshop and showroom at 53 Habib Drive South Lismore. We also advise fit for purpose solutions and on request can visit your site.

Are your products made to order?
Yes, all of our products are made to order and suit every clients application’s. We custom make many styles and designs tailored to your individual ideas.

Can I have horizontal bars or horizontal stainless steel wires as a balustrade?
Yes, – However if the fall is more than 4000mm from the surface below to the proposed floor height, then no climbable element is allowed.

Do you assist with council approval?
Yes, we provide an array of information to help you through this process.

Do you assist with design and construct?
As specialists in our field at B&K we contribute to many design and construct projects.

What is our safety record?
We have an exceptional safety record. Our employees have green/white cards and attend courses for
working at heights training.

What is Powder Coating?

The powder coating process uses a solvent free dry mix of plastic resins, pigments and fillers that melt and fuse together when heated. The solid particles of coating are electrostatically charged in a spray gun and carried by low velocity air to the surface of the piece to be coated. The electrostatic charge holds the powder particles in place while the part is cured in an oven. The heat of the oven causes a chemical reaction to occur and the powder to cure, creating a highly durable finish.

Is it Environmentally Friendly?

Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process unlike solvent based wet paint systems. With EPA regulations growing ever stricter, powder coating is fast becoming the technology of choice. Since the powder coating process does not use solvents in any way, VOC emission problems are eliminated.

Durability

Powder Coatings resist cracking and peeling and are extremely abrasion corrosion and chemical resistant, but is not a rust inhibitor. The performance characteristics of powder coating match or exceed the characteristics achieved from conventional solvent based coatings.

Colours

Powder coatings are available in a large variety of stock colours, metallics, textures and special effects. Made to Order colours require a lead time of 6 weeks and have a minimum quantity of 60 kgs.

What can be coated?

Any ferrous or non ferrous object that can hold an electrostatic charge and withstand the heat of the curing process can be powder coated. Powder can be applied to intricate surfaces and still maintain a uniform finish across the entire piece. Powder coating is ideal for items such as:

 

  • Industrial Fabrications
  • Metal Fencing & Balustrades
  • Garden Furniture
  • Motorcycle Frames, Wheels & Parts
  • Automotive Wheels & Parts
  • Off Road Vehicle Parts – Bull Bars 4×4 Accessories
  • Push Bike Frames & Forks
  • Beds, Chairs, Verandah Lacework
  • Wrought Iron Fencing & Gates

High temperature masking tape can be applied to special surfaces such as thread or high tolerance areas to keep them from being coated. At B&K Powder coating we also use high temperature silicon plus for threaded holes or shafts.

Clear powder coating serves the same purpose as clear coat wet paint. It protects the underlying finish and adds depth and lustre to the surface. Clear powder coat is applied as a second coat. Then the piece is returned to our oven for a second curing process. At B&K we suggest the clear powder coating on any piece that exposure to elements could cause it to fade or be subject to damage.

At B&K Powder Coating we strive for the best finish possible and the best finish starts with the best surface preparation. We have our own in house abrasive blasting facility. Abrasive Blasting our own items, lets us be in control of the entire powder coating process from start to finish.

Powder coatings rely on a clean, pre-treated surface like any and every other coating. Rusty metal deposits must be removed prior to powder coating, as over coating with powder will only mask what is fundamentally corroding metal. Blasting the surface of your material prior to coating provides an excellent surface for the powder coating to adhere to. Blasting also increases the adhesion and durability of the finished product. Our blast system uses garnet and/or glass media to remove the old finish, metal oxides or manufacturing by products that remain on the metal.

Colours Available

B&K Powder Coating uses the Dulux & Interpon range of colours for all Powder Coating Needs.

Dulux Powder Coatings has a large selection of stock colours and effects, suitable for a wide range of powder coating applications. In general, all of these powders can be used with confidence over aluminium, steel, zinc coated metals and castings. Some Dulux products are more suited to certain metals than other powders, and reference to the specific product chemistry should be made to confirm most appropriate applications. Dulux Powder Coatings also provide a Made To Order (MTO) facility to produce colour specific and special effect powders, including Pearls, Ripples and Textures. Quantity conditions apply for MTOs.

Powder coatings are available in a large variety of stock colours, metallics, textures and special effects. Made to Order colours require a lead time of 6 weeks and have a minimum quantity of 60 kgs.

Disclaimer

 

Due to variations in computer monitor screens and colour printers, the colours represented are indicative only. For a closer representation of colour, request an original copy of a colour chart or swatch of a specific colour by contacting us by phone or email.

The Colours we use at B&K Balustrades are of the highest quality and available to industrial and commercial clients. Please contact us for pricing and additional information at.

B&K also offers Interpon range of colours, please call into our showroom / workshop at 53 Habib Drive South Lismore to view our Interpon colour range for your Powder Coating requirements.