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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Frameless Glass BalconyAs with all journeys there’s a simple order in which things need to happen to ensure you end up smiling – enjoying and having friends and family say “WOW”, when it’s all finished. There’s a saying that is used by some trades people “measure twice and cut once” which could be applied to this journey, which is make sure you’ve had all your questions answered at each step before moving to the next step.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

terrace glass balustradeYour Juliet balcony, glass balustrade or curved doors will not only get noticed, generating compliments from friends and family when first installed, but will continue to do so for many years to come. What you purchase in terms of any coatings on the glass will impact the amount of work needed to maintain that new look, but more on that later.

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• Friday, June 19th, 2015

More than 217 metres of glass balustrading supplied by Balcony Systems has transformed this apartment block following the completion of a major refurbishment project, Cardinal Court in Worthing. It took the residents two years of painstaking research into the specification of their new balustrading.

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Tony Foster, Chairman of the residents’ management committee, said the old balustrades, constructed of a concrete ‘shell’ with a half inset glazed panel to the front, were getting ‘tatty’ and needed upgrading.

“These balustrades had to be painted every four to five years and as scaffolding was required to do this job, it was getting expensive,” he explained. “Initially we were just going to get them refurbished and have new glass panels inserted.”

Before the refurbishment

After the refurbishment

 

Renata from Woodmans construction said: “The new balustrading is sharp, modern and the tinted bronze glass really blends with the brickwork. It looks really nice and lifts the building entirely; the clients are really pleased!”

Tony Foster, Chairman of the residents’ management committee added: “Everything has been very good and very positive. The balconies have been well-received and we are pleased with the result. Even residents in neighbouring blocks have expressed interest, having seen the scaffolding and watched the project progress to completion.”

 

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• Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We are making an appearance the UK’s biggest self-build and renovating event – The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham in March!Large Glass Balustrade on timber frame decking

Whether you are renovating your home or you are a self-builder starting from scratch this show is the one for you to visit! We are one of 500 companies exhibiting at this show who are all here to give you expert advice on your plans and ideas. We shall be showcasing our stunning Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Modern Glass Juliet Balconies, Glass Balustrades and our Composite Wood Decking!

The show is easily accessible from BirminghWide Glass Juliet Balconyam airport/ Train station and is just off the M42, there are plenty of places to stay close to the NEC if you are travelling from a far.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 26th through to Sunday 29th March. You can find us on stand C108 in Hall 9.

On our stand you will be able to touch and feel full size examples of each of our products; including our world famous Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Curved and Straight Glass Balustrades, a Juliet Balcony example and of course Curved Glass Sliding Doors the stand is fully decked with our Composite Wood Decking in four different colours.

We also offer our ground breaking BalcoNano®  Self-Cleaning Glass Coating as an optional extra across the entire glass product range. BalcoNano® greatly reduces the maintenance of glass and can be a very handy option if your balcony is by the windy coast, reducing your need to clean salt water off the glass constantly!

On our stand you can discuss your requirements, get a quote, speak to specialists about anything based on the products you wish to know or say hello if you are a previous customer!composite-decking-carbonised

Complimentary tickets:

We are offering a number of complimentary tickets available for the exhibition and are offering them on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’d like to visit Balcony at Homebuilding & Renovating Show and would like to apply for a complimentary ticket, please follow this link to the ticket request form or copy and paste the link into your browser address bar: http://www.balconette.co.uk/Tickets.aspx

 

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• Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Balcony’s products add space and privacy to marina home

An impressive curved sliding patio door, glass balustrading and composite decking, all supplied by Balcony Systems, have added the ‘Wow factor’ to this Portsmouth home overlooking a marina.

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• Wednesday, October 08th, 2014

Grand Designs Live at Birmingham starts tomorrow and runs for 4 days. This is our eighth year at the show and to celebrate we’re offering a superb show discount.

Come down to the show with your quote and claim your discount!Balcony - balustrade2 R PWright

How to take advantage of this grand offer:
If you already have a quotation, print it off and visit our stand to pay your deposit.

If you do not have a quotation yet, call the office or get an online quotation (links below).

Come down to the exhibition with your plans and approximate measurements.

Online Quotes:

Online Quote for Glass Balustrades:

Online Quote for Curved Patio Doors:IMG_2444

Online quotes for Juliet Balconies:

Grand Designs Live is at the NEC in Birmingham starting tomorrow Thursday 9th October and runs through to Sunday 12th October.

Our Money Back Guarantee

For your peace of mind, if after paying your deposit you change your mind, we promise to refund the deposit in full providing your request is made within 30 days and we’ve not spent time producing the technical drawings for your project.

Our stand is located in the GRAND BUILD section, stand number B318.

We shall be showcasing our stunning Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Modern Glass Juliet Balconies, Glass Balustrades and our

Large Glass Balustrade on timber frame deckingComposite Wood Decking!

The Grand Designs exhibition runs from Thursday 9th through to Sunday 12th October You can find us on stand B318 in the Grand BUILD section of the event.

On our stand you will be able to touch and feel full size examples of each of our products; including our world famous Curved Glass Sliding DoorsCurved and Straight Glass Balustradesa Juliet Balcony example and of course the stand is fully decked with our Composite Wood Decking in four different colours.

We also offer our ground breaking BalcoNano®  Self-Cleaning Glass Coating as an optional extra across the entire glass product Wide Glass Juliet Balconyrange. BalcoNano® greatly reduces the maintenance of glass and can be a very handy option if your balcony is by the windy coast, reducing your need to clean salt water off the glass constantly!

On our stand you can discuss your requirements, get a quote, speak to specialists about anything based on the products you wish to know or say hello if you are a previous customer!

 

 

 

• Thursday, July 31st, 2014

An interesting Case study of a Balcony Balustrade refurbishment and new composite decking in a house in Reigate, Surrey by Balcony Systems Solutions Ltd

New glass balustrade and composite decking add ‘wow factor’ to Reigate home. A smart new glass balcony and composite decking, both supplied by Balcony Systems, add the perfect – and practical – finishing touch to a basement extension.

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The new South West-facing terrace and balustrade sits on the roof of the new accommodation, providing valuable extra outdoor space from which to enjoy garden views. An older deck on stilts was demolished as part of the works.

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wooden balcony - before the refurbishment
wooden balcony - before the refurbishment

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glass balcony - after the refurbishment
glass balcony - after the refurbishment
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• Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Balcony’s Royal Chrome Balustrades – Seven years later, how have they fared?

The proof has to be in the pudding as they say…

curved glass balustradeConstructed in 2007 and fronting directly onto the Bognor Regis seafront, the five-storey Compass Point building comprises 24 luxury two-bedroom apartments, each with its own large balcony or terrace to make the most of spectacular sea views.

The balconies are enhanced by distinctive curved steels, a design feature that ‘connects with the sea’, complementing the contours of the eye-catching corner tower. This tower also houses the living rooms of five of the homes and the master bedroom of the two-storey penthouse apartment with its sweeping curved balustrading.

Balcony Systems supplied more than 300 metres of curved and straight glass balustrading featuring their proprietary ‘Royal Chrome’ handrail finish for the distinctive property, built by private developer Hamlet Homes Ltd.

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Hamlet Homes specified the durable anodised aluminium Royal Chrome finish – specially-developed by Balcony Systems – for its corrosion-resistance and virtually maintenance-free characteristics.

curved glass balustradesAlmost identical in appearance to polished stainless steel, but with none of the drawbacks, the Royal Chrome handrail is an ideal choice for coastal climates. Balcony introduced this special finish following clients’ requests for a long-life product with the smart look of stainless steel.

Superior to stainless steel

Mike Neale, Estimator and Buyer at Hamlet Homes, explained: “Seven years on, the balustrading with the Royal Chrome handrail supplied by Balcony Systems still looks very good. It has certainly demonstrated its robustness and longevity in a testing marine environment.

“Its ‘good as new’ appearance is in stark contrast to a stainless steel balustrade on another development at the other end of the seafront, which has not fared as well and is starting to rust.”

glass balconiesMike continued: “We were originally going to use stainless steel balustrading, but decided on Balcony Systems after their curved patio doors and balustrading caught my eye while researching them on the internet. The curved balcony on the penthouse apartment really adds to the flowing lines of the building.

“We were impressed by their products, which are very cost-effective. They are also designed for long-term performance as amply demonstrated after seven years at Compass Point.”

Since 2007, Hamlet Homes has used Balcony’s products on several other projects with great success. Mike added: “The fact that the Royal Chrome handrail still looks great on a seaside property after seven years is a testament to the product’s durability and quality. We would recommend Balcony Systems and use their products again in the future.”

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• Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Glass Balustrade makes ‘unbelievable difference’ to holiday home.

Have you ever wished you had installed the right product, at the right price, to do the right job in the first place? Alistair Mackenzie’s balustrading experience at his recently-built luxury holiday home on the exposed West Highland coast in Scotland illustrates why Balcony Systems’ products are designed to perform – even in the most extreme locations.

The Wire Balustrade System was not fit for the coastal environment

Frustrated by the poor performance of his original wire balustrading that went rusty after just a few months, Alistair replaced it with a clear glass balustrade from Balcony Systems. And now he’s delighted!

“The wire system was a complete disaster; it went rusty after four months and would not have been safe on a rental property. So I had to rip it out,” explained Alistair, an IT company director from Glasgow. “Then I found Balcony Systems and having installed their six metre by three metre glass balcony balustrade, the difference was unbelievable!

The Glass Balustrade that makes the difference

“I wish I had chosen Balcony and its glass system in the first place as I would have had all sorts of problems with a wire balustrade. Not only would I have saved hundreds of pounds initially, but the wire would have blocked the amazing views from the master bedroom.”

Completed to a high specification in November 2011, the Ardmair Bay House near Ullapool sleeps up to eight and boasts stunning views looking across to the spectacular Mountain of Ben Mor Coigach and the Isle of Martin.

The right choice of glass coating

Wisely, Alistair also specified Balcony’s BalcoNano® self-cleaning glass coating that transforms ordinary glass into self-cleaning glass, saying: “The coating was a key part of the specification. Being in a coastal location with lots of sea salt in the air, any deposits come off really easily. The coating really protects the glass and it only takes a wipe with a wet cloth to keep it sparkling. Of course, the rain helps too.”

The balustrade, using Balcony’s proprietary Shiny Chrome handrail, was installed efficiently in one day by Simon Elms of Elmswood (Scotland) Ltd, an Aberdeen-based Balcony-Registered Installer, who Alistair is happy to recommend.

“He was really quick and did a great job – the new balcony fitted onto the existing decking perfectly. Nothing was too much trouble, plus he also enjoyed seeing two Golden Eagles soaring above while he was installing it. Balcony’s service and delivery to Aberdeen was 100% too,” said Alistair.

Standing the test of time and the elements

Mr. Mackenzie adds “Two years on and the Balcony balustrade still looks great; it also proved its sturdiness in the recent 2013/14 winter storms. I would definitely recommend the company and its products.”

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Simon the installer commented: “The glass balcony really does justice to Alistair’s house, which is in a fantastic location. The beauty of Balcony Systems’ products is that they are very easy to install and really work well.”

• Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Fantastic panoramic views of the southern tip of the Isle of Man from a luxurious bed and breakfast property are fully exploited using every product from UK balustrading specialist Balcony Systems’ wide range of low-maintenance clear glass balustrading and curved sliding patio doors.

Balcony Systems’ products fully exploit Isle of Man views

Owners Philip and Jillian Routledge specified Balcony’s four-panel curved patio door, with two sliding panels, that forms the stunning centrepiece of the domed guest lounge at The Arches overlooking Port Erin. Either side of the curved white aluminium powder-coated doors are two further straight patio doors allowing additional access to the outside space.

Measuring 5.2 metres across and maximising the 180-degree views, the curved door has double glazed units with Low E glass and a 16mm air space that achieve a 1.8W/m2K U-value. It opens onto a square terrace with a structural glazed balustrade, also supplied by Balcony Systems. This balustrading style was chosen specifically to fulfil safety requirements with low-maintenance minimum visual impact, plus the added benefit of protection from prevailing winds.

The curved patio doors and balustrading elements were installed by Chris Wedgwood, Managing Director of Jurby-based Hamilton Project Management Ltd and incorporated as part of extensive remodelling to the substantial 1920s building, perched on a steep site in Tower Road.

Five years of construction work included rebuilding and extending the southern elevation and roofing over what was an outdoor swimming pool.

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Frameless Glass Balustrade

Curved Patio Doors

Curved Patio Doors

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Curved Glass Balustrade

Following the shape of a second lower terrace next to the swimming pool are nearly 40 metres of Balcony’s curved and straight balustrading, topped with an anodised silver handrail. Above this terrace, three glass Juliet balconies supplied by Balcony Systems maintain clear views from guest rooms on two upper floors.

Having holidayed on the Isle of Man for many years, the couple moved there from the UK in 2006 having fallen in love with The Arches’ spectacular coastal location. The B&B opened for business in 2011.

Philip, from Liverpool, explained: “The incredible views inspired all the glass as the whole point was to maximise the pleasure from them. It’s unusual to have 180 degrees of such splendour – and the curved patio door from Balcony Systems really does it justice. Everyone is stunned when they see it and it adds so much to the value and enjoyment of the property.

Top quality products that are built to last.

Phil also commented on the quality of the materials:

“As the house is located near to the sea, that’s great for the views but a real challenge to the materials used to enable us to enjoy them to the full. After four or five years of installation, the finishes on our Balcony products are like new.

“The curved patio door performs well; it’s thermally-efficient, air and watertight, even during the wild weather we get sometimes. It’s so central to what we wanted to achieve. There’s no product like it and it really brings the outside in!”

Project architect John Cryer, of Marshall Cryer Architects said an initial triangular design for the lounge was adapted into a more space-efficient curve after consultation with Balcony Systems.

He said: “The curved door is a remarkable product, making the most of the space and views while turning an ordinary room into something much better. This site is so suited to this product. So many sites on the island have good views that would benefit from products like those from Balcony Systems. I would definitely use their products again.”

According to Chris Wedgwood, it’s the combination of Balcony’s three different products that work really well at The Arches. “The curved patio door undoubtedly gives the house its ‘Wow’ factor and makes the most of the views. The structural glass balustrade is a fantastic answer for uninterrupted views. They’re all good quality, well-thought out products.”

Balcony Systems is a specialist in sophisticated glass and aluminium balustrading solutions and stunning curved patio doors, supplying straight or curved external and Juliet balconies to exact client specifications.

From single balustrades to multi-apartment developments, the company works with architects, designers and specifiers to deliver the most cost-effective, stylish and durable balustrade solution.

The Arches Port Erin.

The house is a lovely and unique B & B and well worth a visit www.arches-porterin.com