Curved glass

• Monday, January 29th, 2018

Curved vs Flat

curved facades in buildings

Since time immemorial, curved elements in buildings have been used to create superior aesthetics. These curved elements not only carry an inherent strength but are also pleasing to the eye. Curved balconies, curved top windows and doors, curved walls, domes, ellipses and spiral stairs are just some of the elements used by architects to enhance the building they are designing. It is interesting to note that in the modern age, where budget and cost are many times a main driver in design and chosen solutions, that these curved elements are often discarded or ruined by introduction of “facetted” curves rather than good old “round” curves. With the industrialisation of the building industry, many companies have become proficient in producing quantities of standard “flat” elements including glass. These industries cannot cope with curved elements and when curved glass and other elements are introduced this creates a “hiccup” in the system as these cannot be industrially done.


• Monday, November 27th, 2017

curved glass sliding doorsInstalling curved glass sliding doors could be one of the most incredible things you do to your home or project. But so many people look longingly at such a design; and then settle for something more conventional. “Too costly” they sigh. “A nightmare to fit” they mutter. “You need a real specialist and there’s no-one that can supply at a reasonable cost” they think. We hate to be spoilsports, but they’re not quite right.


• Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Curved Sliding Doors Showcasing a Killer View.

Curved sliding doors are all about the illusion of space. While not looking particularly remarkable in themselves, they make the outside look spectactular. If you have a great view, there is no better way to show it off than with curved sliding patio doors that wrap around a part of the room and seem to almost disappear while giving the feeling of being outside and immersed within that fabulous vista.

curved sliding doors


• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Bedroom with Juliet BalconyWhether you’re installing a Juliet balcony, which can be fitted as soon as it arrives, or a balustrade for a balcony, which has yet to be built, being able to plan when various parts arrive is important.

Here is an outline of what you can expect, although a more accurate time can be provided at the point of order.


• Thursday, February 09th, 2017

How are the corners joined?

We get asked a lot, how are the handrail corners joined together?

An internal corner bracket is screwed to the handrail with screwed plate and pan to covered plate. The handrail corners are fixed together mechanically by way of an internal corner bracket premade to the correct angle.  Each side of the handrail is screwed into the plate through the prefabricated holes on the handrail ends. On the Balcony 2 system it is then hidden by a cover plate.


• Wednesday, October 05th, 2016

Stunning curved fenestration elements, supplied by Balconette, take full advantage of panoramic sea views at Art Deco-inspired seafront house at East Lothian on the north-east Scottish coast. Curved glass doors and windows open up the sea views, while letting in a lot of light. Master bedroom curved windows follow the shape of the building and also allow in much natural light. With the curved doors, there’s no interruption to the view and they’re fantastic when opened up on a sunny day.

Read more about Curved windows in East Lothian >

Curved Glass

Curved Panoramic Window

Glass Curved Door Balcony

Bedroom Curved Window

Curved Window

Curved Glass Solutions

Curved Glass Doors and Windows in Scotland

• Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Adding a curved sliding patio door to their Victorian home in Epping Forest has added impact, opened up views to the garden and created a highly-valued new living space for Nick Bowman and his partner Anne.

Fed up with a lack of natural light in their kitchen and a conservatory that suffered from temperature extremes, the couple decided to demolish the conservatory and back wall to build an extension incorporating a 7.19 metre-wide curved sliding door supplied and installed by Balconette.

Curved Glass Doors

Curved Glass Sliding Doors Conservatory

Read more about Curved Glass Doors in Epping Forest >

• Thursday, December 03rd, 2015

Balcony Systems supplied more than 30 metres of curved windows and sliding curved doors to create a unique statement in the vaulted Day Room at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society flagship nursing home, residential care and housing centre.


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curved windows

curved glass window

curved glass windows and doors

curved glass windows and doors


• Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

One of Balcony’s largest-ever curved sliding glass doors has been installed at a new £3.5 million visitor and education centre dedicated to the Battle of Britain overlooking the English Channel in Kent.

Read the full story here



The Wing, which is home to the interactive Scramble Experience, was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in March 2015 during the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


A spokesman for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said: “The Wing is built in the shape of a Spitfire wing, with a central ‘cockpit’ area on the first floor housing a café with unbeatable views out over the channel.


“At 19 metres wide, this is certainly one of our largest curved doors and it looks absolutely amazing! The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s Cockpit Café must have one of the best views in Kent and we are delighted to have helped the client realise their vision with this prestigious project.” Concluded Effi Wolff, Managing Director at Balcony Systems.




• Thursday, May 15th, 2014

We are excited to announce that our 2014 Photo Competition is officially open! We are looking for some stunning photos of your products from Balcony Systems and if you would like the chance to win some fantastic prizes, why not take part?


1st place prize:  £500 in cash

2nd place prize for three lucky runners up will receive £200 cash each!

The First 20 fully qualifying entries will receive a complementary pack of five BalcoNano®  Sachets worth £22.80

How to enter the competition and qualify for the complementary sachets…

1. Take some good digital photos (Useful tips below)

2. Send us an email to with:

*4-8 high resolution images showing your installed products with or without people (each image must be no smaller than 2MB if possible)

*Your full name & address

* A brief description of your project, when it was installed/completed plus any interesting information about your product/project or location.

3. Write a review on our website of your product if you haven’t already done so this will only take a minute.


We will be sharing some of the interesting entries on our Facebook page and tweeting as the competition progresses. If you use Facebook we would love if you take a look at our Facebook page and like us so you can see these…

Our Facebook page can be found here:

Useful Tips on getting a winning photograph

* We suggest that you take your photos with a good quality camera so that you can get the highest possible resolution images (no smaller than 2MB) The higher the better! If it means sending your photos in separate emails as they are too big, make sure you mention this in the first email you send.

* We also suggest that you dress your balconies/ products appropriately or remove unsightly items from the scene where possible. Add people or animals or props….be creative

* The best photos are taken on a sunny day so try to show your products off with blue skies and sun!

* Make sure the light is behind you and you do not photo into the light.

* Panoramic photos are great if taken with a good camera


Entering into the competition means you are happy with our competition T&Cs, so please take a read through them to make sure you are happy with them. To see our terms and conditions click here

We will assume that you have read and are happy with these before entering.

If you would like to stay in touch and see updates of how the competition is flowing please see our social media pages



Competition closes 31/12/2014

GOOD LUCK! – Oh and one last thing, below is last years winner!

Balcony photo competition 2013