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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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• Monday, November 06th, 2017

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Juliet Balcony?

Juliet Balcony Planning Permission

One of the questions we frequently hear asked is “do I need planning permission for a Juliet balcony?” The answer tends to be no, but there is no straight answer. Read on to understand more about planning regulations for Juliet balconies. A Juliet balcony is not a traditional balcony so planning regulations are more lenient. As you do not need an external platform for the balcony, very little alteration is taking place to your property.

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• Monday, October 30th, 2017

self cleaning glassIsn’t it a dream come true, glass that cleans itself? No more dust, grime, calcium deposits and dirt to ruin the views?

One of the most tedious tasks in life is maintenance and cleaning. Just the words “self cleaning” will sell almost anything. It is an obvious requirement and will always fetch more money. But does it work? And is it worth the extra expense?

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• Monday, October 16th, 2017

Make the Most of Your Bedroom with a Glass Juliet Railing Balcony.

Bedroom Juliet RailingChances are your bedroom is a private sanctuary. A place where you can relax and recharge in privacy. A Juliet balcony is a wonderful way to add to the serenity of your bedroom. Add light, a sense of space and fully appreciate your surroundings with the beauty of our non-obtrusive glass balconies.

Let the Light In

A glass and metal Juliet balcony lets you take advantage of natural light at its best. Enjoying those early morning rays as you sit in bed with a cup of tea must be one of the best ways to start the day; all that natural light will set your day off perfectly. And come the autumn and winter, you’ll have an unhindered view of the night sky, perfect for a spot of stargazing before bed.

On a more pragmatic angle, a Juliet balcony will bring more light into bedrooms that are a bit too dark and dingy. Perhaps you have an embarrassingly dark guest room? Fit one of our balconies and your guests may love their room so much they don’t want to leave.

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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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• Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The perfect glass balustrade fittings for your project

There was a time when people would avoid fitting their own glass balustrades. But times have changed for the better! Advances in technology have made glass balustrades an affordable and achievable project; they’re an excellent choice for the self-builder or home-improver. But before installing your new balustrade, you must choose the right kit for your project.

glass balustrades fittings

Selecting the right fittings for your glass balustrade can be a minefield, but choosing Balconette will take a load off your mind. We supply complete balustrade systems – there’s no list-making and item-hunting to trouble yourself with. Just make your balustrade choice, put your order in and you’re ready to go!

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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.

glass balcony screen

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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, February 14th, 2017

How do you determine the number of panels to divide a run of balustrade into?

We get asked how we determine the quantity of panels to make a run of balustrade from.

Divide each run into equal panel sizes

We usually divide each run, or space between posts, into equal panel sizes. And normally we aim for a maximum panel width of 1.2 metres.

Maximum panel size of 1.2m

The reasons we don’t like to have larger panels are mainly to do with transportation and installation. 1.2m panels are practical for handling and transport. Transporting, carrying, installing, or in future ever replacing a glass panel, is much easier if you can handle it easily. Carrying larger panes upstairs or around tight corners can prove difficult.

We can provide larger glass panels, but issues like carrying glass upstairs and round tight corners must be considered. It’s not that larger panels can’t be used, and we do supply larger panels. But one must take into consideration transport, handling and logistical issues. This is why we normally design balustrades for panels to be a maximum of 1.2 metres wide.