Are welded aluminum railings for front balconies on 1st and 2nd floor required in NDG, Montreal?

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Posted by: from Montreal
9/4/2014 at 7:42:33 PM

We want to replace the wooden railings with aluminum railings on front balconies and stairway to front doors of a duplex in NDS, a non-heritage zone. We were told by 1 contractor that the aluminum railings cannot be assembled with nuts and bolts, but must be welded type of railings.

Please confirm if this is true.

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Date/Time9/10/2014 at 1:43:33 PM

Bolt together railings are used all the time. I have never seen ones that where welded. After all they have to be bolted to the house anyway. Because it's a duplex they have different rules than single family homes. I would call your building department to be sure.

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