Glass Balconies

• Monday, June 25th, 2018

Post-less balconies

Our balcony system balustrades ae unique in the fact that this is the only system around that can enable postless balconies without using structural glass. Utilising the strength of the handrail the systems can span as much as 4.0m without posts. In theory you can have an endless run of balcony without posts if you do not surpass the maximum lenths the handrail can span and fix them to the walls.

Balcony Wall Fixings

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• Monday, June 04th, 2018

Bright ideas

Loft Conversion

Lofty ideas from Balcony Systems – putting the finishing touch into Loft Conversions.

Loft conversions and extensions are an increasingly popular trend with homeowners seeking to add value, space and light to their homes without incurring the expense and hassle of moving.

They’re also an excellent investment: according to a recent survey by the Nationwide Building Society, adding both a bedroom and bathroom through extensions or loft conversions, in London or anywhere across the UK, can add up to 23% to a property’s value.

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• Monday, May 28th, 2018

Waterproofing Balcony StructureMany balcony areas and terraces are created above living spaces, whether on a flat roof above an extension or living space, kitchen or bedroom or on the top floor of an apartment complex.

Great attention needs to be given to sealing the balcony surface and waterproofing it.

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• Monday, May 14th, 2018

Frameless Glass BalustradeGlass fencing is getting more and more popular, probably due to our warmer summers and the growing popularity of pools.

Fencing made of glass, is another application for the glass balustrade that is being used more and more in new builds as well as renovation projects. A glass fence is made of toughened glass that is held at the base and often also with a handrail around the top of the balustrade glass.

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• Monday, May 07th, 2018

Glass Blacony with Aerofoil HandrailGlass Balcony Choices

Your glass balcony choices are many. Here is a quick rundown on how to select, according to your specific needs and budget.

First of all, what is known as a glass balcony is actually a glass balustrade (upright low wall) which is sitting on a balcony. If it were really a glass balcony, even the decking would be made of glass.

Below are more details on your options and their prices.

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• Monday, April 16th, 2018

Spring into home improvements with a Juliet Balcony kit

Juliet Balcony KitSpring heralds warmer weather and lighter evenings. It’s also a great time to start considering home improvement projects that can add resale value to your house. Adding a Juliet balcony creates light, wider views and a feeling of spaciousness to any interior room. Make the task a whole lot easier with a Juliet balcony kit supplied by balustrading specialists Balconette.

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• Monday, April 02nd, 2018

Embrace the Sunshine this Spring with a Glass Juliet Balcony

 

Glass Juliet BlaconyDon’t you just love spring? Open your windows and doors to the outside world; let in the sweet-smelling air and blow away the cobwebs as you hear birds singing happily in budding trees.

Spring is the time when your Juliet balcony comes into its own again. What better way to breathe life back into a bedroom or apartment than to open your doors wide and inhale the mild spring air as the sunshine floods through. And what could be nicer than leaning over your balcony early on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea, watching the world go by.

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• Monday, March 12th, 2018

Coastal Equals Corrosive

Rust on FixingsCoastline homes and apartments with sea views are the most expensive properties around. The intriguing lure of the ocean and seas have a special effect on us human beings.

Full height glass doors and windows are one way to enjoy this view but an external balcony overlooking the sea has been since the time of ancient Rome and Greece a pleasant amenity to enjoy life.

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• Monday, February 12th, 2018

Refurbishing Buildings with Glass Balustrades

non compliant glass balustradeRetrofitting glass balconies onto an older property is an excellent way to update a building’s exterior. This isn’t difficult, provided the underlying structure is strong enough to hold the extra weight of the glass.

A “glass balcony” is a bit of a misnomer but used frequently, as generally the platform projecting out from the wall is not made of glass but if you have a sturdy platform, then the old railing come be taken off and a new glass balustrade attached to it and secured to the main structure of the building at the same time. Elsewhere, we have provided more information about the various balcony structures that exist.

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• Monday, February 05th, 2018

How do you choose the correct method to fix a balcony to your structure and what are the advantages of each option.

Cantilevered balconies

cantilevered balcony structure

These are balconies constructed in a manner so that the balcony protrudes from the face of the building without any visible supports other than the fixing to the face of the building. The weight and imposed loads are supported by cantilevering the structure off the wall. These balconies will not need or have gallow brackets or chains. This type of balcony, while possessing the most aesthetic end result, will require to be designed in advance and will impose larger point loads on the building. This type of balcony cannot be added on but must be predesigned.

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