For heavy equipment a prior assessment made by a specialized consultant is necessary. The capacity of the support structure, the heat insulation and sealing will all be verified in this instance.
5 tips to enhance your terrace or your balcony with light equipment:
Terraces are usually fitted with tiles on a pedestal. They can withstand light equipment. The total weight, and standing for each piece of equipment (in particular, plant stands) must not exceed 90 kg, so that they can be moved during maintenance.
The installations should not interfere with the regular cleaning of the terrace, or rainwater drainage systems.
Fixed elements should not be installed in the joints of the floor tiles. Sun umbrellas, for example, should always be mobile and shouldn’t be installed with a fixed base.
Fire cannot be directly lit on the tiles. It’s necessary to install a barbecue grill with a cover plate and tray of embers. And check with the owner/manager to know the rules that apply to your building.
It’s essential to follow these rules: no equipment (bench, table) that a child could climb should be located in the immediate vicinity of the railing. For more information refer to local standards.