Frameless Glass Balustrades

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• Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Commercial Sales DirectorBalconette is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Mulligan as its new Commercial Sales Director. Peter has considerable expertise and experience within the glazing and construction industries throughout the UK and Europe. He joins Balconette at an exciting time to coincide with the on-going development of the company’s unique range of innovative products for the UK commercial market.

Balconette is a leading manufacturer of highly aesthetic, competitively priced Glass Balustrades, Glass Juliet Balconies and Curved Glazing. We offer a complete design, supply and installation service to meet any requirements that you may have.

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• Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Balconette has launched the brand new SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade system. The SG12 system allows for 100% uninterrupted views, what’s more there are no limitations of lengths or sizes and requires no posts at all.

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• Monday, October 09th, 2017

Give your Patio the X-Factor with Glass Railings from Balconette

glass patio railings Fancy making your patio the talk of the town? Then why not install glass railings? More than just a fence; there are many ways patio glass railings can turn your garden or patio into something very special.

Zone your Garden

Good garden design has a lot to do with zoning. It can make your outside space work more effectively and make things look much more spacious. Clever use of patio glass railings can help you separate your patio from the rest of your garden for a distinct area that transitions from the house into the garden making it perfect for al-fresco suppers or your morning coffee. And with a choice of features, ranging from the slick frameless glass railings to the more distinct separation of a handrail balustrade, you’ll find something to suit your patio beautifully.

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• Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Balconette offers endless possibilities for glass terrace design

Make the most of your outdoor space with glass balustrading from Balconette that offers limitless possibilities for glass terrace design. Whatever the shape or size of your garden or external living spaces, be inspired with clever solutions that can deliver exactly what you have in mind.

Glass Terrace Design

Glass balustrading has many advantages over alternative types of railings such as timber or steel. It won’t rust, never needs painting, being transparent it keeps the views, and of course, it also looks fabulous.

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• Monday, April 03rd, 2017

Stylish, Stunning and Unique: Exceptional Innovation for Glass Balconies and Balustrades.

True breakthroughs in balconies and balustrading are rare, so we’re very excited to present a breakthrough innovation, unique to Balconette.

The Balcony 2 Infinity Screen >

For too long, customers have had to compromise their designs for the sake of privacy and safety. Adding a privacy screen or extra height to regular glass balustrading has meant giving up on that perfect design. Extra posts and a network of support railings meant extra work for the fitters and an appearance out of keeping with high expectations.

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• Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Are your system structural glass balustrades?

Due to the fact that many of our systems are installed without the use of posts, we get asked if the Balconette system is a structural glass balustrade. The answer is no. It’s a hybrid system. A Structural glass balustrade means that the glass itself acts as the structure, and resists outward forces by being cantilevered from the ground.

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• Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Post-less corners, how they work and how they support the balustrade structure.

One of the unique features of the Balconette Systems’ design is the ability to have postless corners.

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• Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

A 1960s apartment building overlooking the sea at Weymouth has been given a smart new contemporary appearance using more than 45 metres of clear glass balustrading supplied by Balcony Systems.

Finished Glass Balustrade

The finished Product

Illegal Balconies

Old non-compliant balconies

Work in progress

Glass Balustrades work in progress

Stunning Glass Balustrades

The finished Glass Balustrades!

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• 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.

Frameless Glass Balustrade

Frameless Glass Balustrade

Curved Patio Doors

Curved Patio Doors

Curved Glass Balustrade

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

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• Sunday, August 08th, 2010

Homeowners Reuben Welch and his wife April bought a derelict sandstone house in Leith, Edinburgh, and worked hard to restore it to its former glory. Grand Designs followed the couple as they converted the ruin into a modern open design, with a curved gallery-style first floor overlooking a double-height light well in the living area.

A few years later, the couple added an extension to give them another bedroom and maximise the use of the small garden. The extension had a green roof with a glass balcony from Balcony Systems for the finishing touch.

Self installed

Reuben found Balcony Systems online and was encouraged by its easy to follow website. Their balustrade was simple to install too, which was a critical factor as he was doing the work himself. Reuben explains: “Balcony’s website made the ordering process very straightforward. Getting an accurate quote was simple and I installed the balustrade myself in one day. All the instructions were clear and the end result is fabulous. The house is in a conservation area, so development is strictly controlled, but the clean lines and bronze handrail add style and value to the home.”

Reuben and April will be starting a new development soon. They aren’t sure what it will be but they know they will use Balcony Systems again.

Garden balcony balustrade