• Monday, February 26th, 2018
There is some confusion regarding the requirement for a handrail on glass balustrades and glass railings and in order to ascertain this matter we need to get the answer to the following question: What are the legal or regulatory requirements in respect of handrails on glass balustrades? Are there criteria that allow glass barriers to have no handrail on top?
• Monday, February 19th, 2018
Cost Effective Glass Balustrades for Public Areas
Balconette offers highly aesthetic and extremely cost effective glass balustrades for public areas and for areas susceptible to overcrowding. We believe we offer the most cost effective solution for a Glass Balustrade, for areas where a 1.5kN loading is required and recommend the highly aesthetic Aerofoil system which meets all requirements while creating a stunning result.
• Monday, January 22nd, 2018
What do Architects and Specifiers Need and Want
What architects don’t need is a headache. They want a company and a product that works well in their design and comes with all the backup and support so it is easily implemented on site. Not all projects and not all clients are the same. Here at Balcony Systems we deal with small, medium and large sized projects. Every project will have a different focus and different weight given to different aspects. Some clients will pivot the project around the cost and yet others will adhere to the design intent and will be willing to put up the required budget to meet their design.
• Monday, January 08th, 2018
Effi Wolff joined his father’s company in 1993 after his military service. The company had been successfully creating glass banisters and balustrades in Israel since it’s formation in 1984. After eleven years, in 2004, Effi brought the concept to the UK. Bringing innovation to the already popular trend, he was able to bring down the cost per unit, even when making customs sizes and shapes. The company took off and is now the leading UK manufacturer of glass balustrades and Juliet balconies, as well as curved patio doors and windows.
• Monday, January 01st, 2018
History of the Balustrade and Baluster
The terms Balustrade or Banister are the words that are commonly used when describing the components that make up a railing or guard system. The Balusters are the upright posts that act as the support of the system, usually spaced evenly along the balustrade. The Balustrade was traditionally made of wood and clay and other metal components.
• Monday, December 11th, 2017
Point Resolution Bridge – Glass Balustrades and Textured Concrete
Glass balustrades today can be incredibly exciting! Point Resolution Bridge in New Zealand is a case in point. Completed in 2013, it was designed by architectural firm Warren and Mahoney. This is a wonderful example of using the strength of glass to create a sculptured piece of architecture, which is used as a walking bridge and connects the Parnell baths with the headland of Point Resolution/Taurana in New Zealand. Wrapped in a steel exoskeleton with etched concrete and glass details, this lovely bridge appears to float, while providing pedestrians with an extraordinary view.
This marvelous bridge along Auckland’s waterfront is a very innovative and fresh approach to using toughened glass in a waterfront setting.
• Monday, December 04th, 2017
When choosing a Balconette product, you have the choice of three railing options. No handrail, a Circular handrail or an Aerofoil handrail.
Both handrail options have commonalities. They give you a sense of security and something to hold onto. This is especially important for balconies which are likely to be used by children, the elderly or people with physical limitations.
Both handrails are made to the same high standard, and are available in a choice of four finishes to suit your requirements.
• Monday, November 20th, 2017
Best of both worlds
Here at Balcony systems we offer a finish like no other. We call it Royal Chrome.
This proprietary finish gives the best of both worlds; a sleek smooth finish like stainless steel with no need for polishing or regular special cleaning to keep it from tarnishing.
The development of this special finish has been driven from customer needs and clients requests to have the advantages of the maintenance free Balcony Glass Balustrade System and the still have the smart look of stainless steel.
• Monday, November 13th, 2017
Make the Most Of Your Decking With Our Glass Balustrading
It’s the finishing touches which set your project apart. And when you’ve spent precious time fitting new decking, or giving your decking an upgrade, it’s good sense to give your hard work the finishing touch it deserves with a top-quality decking glass balustrade from Balconette.
Choosing a decking glass balustrade could be one of the best things you do for your decking. Acting as an effective windbreak, you’ll be protected by the elements and able to enjoy the view far better than you would with a traditional wrought iron or wooden balustrade. But with so many decking glass balustrading options to choose from, why choose Balconette?
• 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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