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• Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We are making an appearance the UK’s biggest self-build and renovating event – The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham in March!Large Glass Balustrade on timber frame decking

Whether you are renovating your home or you are a self-builder starting from scratch this show is the one for you to visit! We are one of 500 companies exhibiting at this show who are all here to give you expert advice on your plans and ideas. We shall be showcasing our stunning Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Modern Glass Juliet Balconies, Glass Balustrades and our Composite Wood Decking!

The show is easily accessible from BirminghWide Glass Juliet Balconyam airport/ Train station and is just off the M42, there are plenty of places to stay close to the NEC if you are travelling from a far.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 26th through to Sunday 29th March. You can find us on stand C108 in Hall 9.

On our stand you will be able to touch and feel full size examples of each of our products; including our world famous Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Curved and Straight Glass Balustrades, a Juliet Balcony example and of course Curved Glass Sliding Doors the stand is fully decked with our Composite Wood Decking in four different colours.

We also offer our ground breaking BalcoNano®  Self-Cleaning Glass Coating as an optional extra across the entire glass product range. BalcoNano® greatly reduces the maintenance of glass and can be a very handy option if your balcony is by the windy coast, reducing your need to clean salt water off the glass constantly!

On our stand you can discuss your requirements, get a quote, speak to specialists about anything based on the products you wish to know or say hello if you are a previous customer!composite-decking-carbonised

Complimentary tickets:

We are offering a number of complimentary tickets available for the exhibition and are offering them on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’d like to visit Balcony at Homebuilding & Renovating Show and would like to apply for a complimentary ticket, please follow this link to the ticket request form or copy and paste the link into your browser address bar: http://www.balconette.co.uk/Tickets.aspx

 

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• Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Balcony’s products add space and privacy to marina home

An impressive curved sliding patio door, glass balustrading and composite decking, all supplied by Balcony Systems, have added the ‘Wow factor’ to this Portsmouth home overlooking a marina.

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• Wednesday, October 08th, 2014

Grand Designs Live at Birmingham starts tomorrow and runs for 4 days. This is our eighth year at the show and to celebrate we’re offering a superb show discount.

Come down to the show with your quote and claim your discount!Balcony - balustrade2 R PWright

How to take advantage of this grand offer:
If you already have a quotation, print it off and visit our stand to pay your deposit.

If you do not have a quotation yet, call the office or get an online quotation (links below).

Come down to the exhibition with your plans and approximate measurements.

Online Quotes:

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Online quotes for Juliet Balconies:

Grand Designs Live is at the NEC in Birmingham starting tomorrow Thursday 9th October and runs through to Sunday 12th October.

Our Money Back Guarantee

For your peace of mind, if after paying your deposit you change your mind, we promise to refund the deposit in full providing your request is made within 30 days and we’ve not spent time producing the technical drawings for your project.

Our stand is located in the GRAND BUILD section, stand number B318.

We shall be showcasing our stunning Curved Glass Sliding Doors, Modern Glass Juliet Balconies, Glass Balustrades and our

Large Glass Balustrade on timber frame deckingComposite Wood Decking!

The Grand Designs exhibition runs from Thursday 9th through to Sunday 12th October You can find us on stand B318 in the Grand BUILD section of the event.

On our stand you will be able to touch and feel full size examples of each of our products; including our world famous Curved Glass Sliding DoorsCurved and Straight Glass Balustradesa Juliet Balcony example and of course the stand is fully decked with our Composite Wood Decking in four different colours.

We also offer our ground breaking BalcoNano®  Self-Cleaning Glass Coating as an optional extra across the entire glass product Wide Glass Juliet Balconyrange. BalcoNano® greatly reduces the maintenance of glass and can be a very handy option if your balcony is by the windy coast, reducing your need to clean salt water off the glass constantly!

On our stand you can discuss your requirements, get a quote, speak to specialists about anything based on the products you wish to know or say hello if you are a previous customer!

 

 

 

• Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Balcony’s Royal Chrome Balustrades – Seven years later, how have they fared?

The proof has to be in the pudding as they say…

curved glass balustradeConstructed in 2007 and fronting directly onto the Bognor Regis seafront, the five-storey Compass Point building comprises 24 luxury two-bedroom apartments, each with its own large balcony or terrace to make the most of spectacular sea views.

The balconies are enhanced by distinctive curved steels, a design feature that ‘connects with the sea’, complementing the contours of the eye-catching corner tower. This tower also houses the living rooms of five of the homes and the master bedroom of the two-storey penthouse apartment with its sweeping curved balustrading.

Balcony Systems supplied more than 300 metres of curved and straight glass balustrading featuring their proprietary ‘Royal Chrome’ handrail finish for the distinctive property, built by private developer Hamlet Homes Ltd.

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Hamlet Homes specified the durable anodised aluminium Royal Chrome finish – specially-developed by Balcony Systems – for its corrosion-resistance and virtually maintenance-free characteristics.

curved glass balustradesAlmost identical in appearance to polished stainless steel, but with none of the drawbacks, the Royal Chrome handrail is an ideal choice for coastal climates. Balcony introduced this special finish following clients’ requests for a long-life product with the smart look of stainless steel.

Superior to stainless steel

Mike Neale, Estimator and Buyer at Hamlet Homes, explained: “Seven years on, the balustrading with the Royal Chrome handrail supplied by Balcony Systems still looks very good. It has certainly demonstrated its robustness and longevity in a testing marine environment.

“Its ‘good as new’ appearance is in stark contrast to a stainless steel balustrade on another development at the other end of the seafront, which has not fared as well and is starting to rust.”

glass balconiesMike continued: “We were originally going to use stainless steel balustrading, but decided on Balcony Systems after their curved patio doors and balustrading caught my eye while researching them on the internet. The curved balcony on the penthouse apartment really adds to the flowing lines of the building.

“We were impressed by their products, which are very cost-effective. They are also designed for long-term performance as amply demonstrated after seven years at Compass Point.”

Since 2007, Hamlet Homes has used Balcony’s products on several other projects with great success. Mike added: “The fact that the Royal Chrome handrail still looks great on a seaside property after seven years is a testament to the product’s durability and quality. We would recommend Balcony Systems and use their products again in the future.”

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• Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Some 1,400 metres of the Balcony 2 System Glass Balustrade (using Balcony Systems’ Aerofoil shaped handrail) were specified to create sweeping curved glass balconies on this impressive and prestigious development.

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Balconies, and glass in particular, have become an important and appealing feature of buildings, particularly for apartment developments where they allow purchasers comfortable access to enjoy fresh air and surrounding views.

As an integral and aesthetic aspect of domestic architecture, their appearance also plays a key role in a property’s visual appeal, helping to secure sales. Consequently, modern balcony styles now favour glazed systems, rather than railings or spindles, to retain clear panoramic views of surrounding scenery.

Maximum glass and minimum uprights

“The main considerations were maximum glass and minimum uprights to keep the river views. Achieving smooth curves without the need for a faceted construction and the expanse of glass gives a ‘Mediterranean’ feel to the whole development, which works really well,”

Using low-maintenance materials, such as glass and aluminium, also has the added advantage of requiring almost no regular and costly maintenance to keep the structure looking as good as new.

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Innovation and development in balcony design has resulted in a beautiful, yet cost-effective system available on the British market that replicates the look of structural glazing for both curved and straight balustrading solutions.  As the Balcony system relies on the handrail to provide the required strength, in many cases the glass balustrades require no vertical supports to provide an uninterrupted view.

This was the key reason why the system was requested and specified for Trent Park by the client, built to the east of Nottingham city centre. Balcony Systems supplied the specialist balustrading solution for 146 luxury one to three-bedroomed apartments to take advantage of spectacular riverside views.

1,400 metres of straight and curved glass balconies

The result delivered the client’s vision for an aesthetically-driven balustrading solution that is as visually stunning as it is practical. Technical expertise and knowledge was essential at all stages of the project, from initial design concepts right through to overseeing installation of nearly 1,400 metres of straight and curved glass balconies.

Sweeping curved glass balconies follow the building’s rounded lines on the larger apartments, allowing for unobstructed views across the landscaped grounds and enhancing light through the full height windows.

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The system’s versatility allowed for specialist adaptation to suit the fixings and edge installation. Waterproofing was also taken into account with the balcony installation interfacing with the cladding system.

The system is suitable for all types of applications, being compatible with timber, steel, stone, brick and concrete walls. As the toughened glass panels are held securely at the base and handrail, there are no clamps, clips or ‘lugs’ to spoil the clean lines.

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• Monday, February 17th, 2014

Balcony’s balustrade takes in open views from executive home

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Straight and curved glass balustrading from Balcony Systems retains open views overlooking surrounding countryside and complements the contemporary style of this Scottish executive newbuild home.

More than 20 metres of clear glass balustrading with Balcony’s proprietary ‘Royal Chrome’ handrail finish were installed at the five-bedroomed property in Barry, Carnoustie, located close to the world-famous golf course. It was built by construction division of D J Laing Group for its Managing Director David Laing.

Balcony’s Approved Installer Simon Elms fitted the balustrading to the curved cantilevered balcony and straight-edged terrace leading off a first-floor living room above a cinema and games room at Barry Manse, named after the now demolished former Manse on the site.

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Requiring minimal maintenance, the clear glass panels provide the necessary safety while keeping uninterrupted views – with the added bonus of protection from the wind on gusty days.

Senior Site Manager at D J Laing Homes Ltd, Dave McGinnes said: “It’s the first time we have used Balcony Systems and their installer did a good job. Having overcome some challenges with this project, the end product is perfect and looks fabulous.”

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• Sunday, December 08th, 2013

Balcony Systems delivers an inspiring set of doors to a 300 year old cottage in Nottinghamshire.

One of Balcony’s largest curved glass patio doors installed in the UK made up of a combination of four movable (sliding) and four fixed doors, the doors make a truly impressive statement and demonstrate a spectacular appeal.

Enclosing just over a semi circle (210 degrees) of curved glass and measuring ten metres in length the doors flood the living room extension with light from all sides. They were installed as a part of an extensive renovation to the 300-year-old property, which now comprises three former farmworkers’ cottages in one.

The doors are finished with a RAL 7038 Agate Grey powder coating. The circular shape was originally designed with wooden uprights, but the plans changed once the owners, David and Lynn Walton from Nottinghamshire, saw Balcony’s glass curved patio doors at the Grand Designs Live exhibition.

Making the most of the garden view

“It certainly achieves what we wanted; that is to make the most of views to the garden and we have brought the garden into our home,” said David. “The door is a focal point in the living room where it forms an entire wall at one end. It’s so striking and everyone likes it!”

“Now we have fitted the decking the curved patio door really comes into its own. It is never too hot or too sunny and the pleasure of the panoramic view of the garden cannot be over emphasised.”

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The price was right

“The price was right – and quite competitive – for what is a totally bespoke job,” added David. “The door is so dramatic and there really is nothing quite like it on the UK market.”

Curved door configurations

A great many options and combinations of fixed and sliding doors are available. Balcony Systems offer an installation service as well as the option to buy and install yourself.

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• Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Self-installed by John Sharp, this stunning glass balcony supplied by Balcony Systems does full justice to fabulous south-facing views from his East Ayrshire bungalow.

John, a retired valuation surveyor, found fitting the 17 metre-long curved and straight balustrade at his extensively-renovated 1930s Newmilns property was a relatively straightforward job.

“It’s a technically competent design and what’s great about the Balcony Systems’ balustrade is that you can’t see any fixings,” continues John. “Once the posts were welded in position, the Chrome handrail fitted well and I am absolutely delighted with the result. The balcony is much admired – and the Wow factor is a major part of it!”

Far-reaching views

Glass was essential to keep the far-reaching views over the Irvine Valley from the quarter-acre plot, with the added benefit of not needing any time-consuming painting or maintenance. “To have put a wooden balustrade would have been nuts!” I would not have wanted anything to disrupt the view,” he says.

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John opted for a curved balcony, having changed his original rectangular concept as it had ‘no architectural feel whatsoever’. A former neighbour told him about Balcony Systems’, having installed one of their Juliet balconies on a similar property to his.

He explains: “Having seen the case studies on the website, I designed my balcony round the Balcony Systems’ products and asked my architect to send the drawings to them. This required overcoming major changes, including shaping the deck’s structural steel beam into a curve.”

The installation

John installed his balustrade gradually, enlisting the help of a friend to weld the posts to the steel and timber joists of the cantilevered deck built onto the property. The straight and curved sections were easy to do, using just three lengths of handrail to cover the 17 metre length.

Measuring over 8.0m wide and 3.0 metres deep at the centre point , narrowing to 1.5 metres at each end, the balcony area provides a flexible area for entertaining and is accessed from two sets of sliding patio doors from the main living rooms as well as a set of stairs giving access to a patio.

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Refurbishment of the former six-bedroomed bungalow included demolishing internal walls to create larger rooms and open-plan living areas, flooding the interior with light.

Design, ordering and logistics throughout the project progressed smoothly, according to John, who adds: “Delivery and service from Balcony Systems was absolutely first-class and I would recommend the company wholeheartedly. The quality is there to be seen and I’m confident the balcony will deliver what I want.”

Three-climate views

As for their new balcony, John and his wife Kath, who downsized from a much larger property, are looking forward to enjoying what is undoubtedly a unique feature of their hillside home.

How? “With a bottle of wine enjoying watching the birds, clouds and constantly-changing scenery,” concludes John. “Here we can get three climates in one day – and a clear glass balcony provides the perfect vantage point from which to take it all in.”

Balcony Systems

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 a single balustrade to multi-apartment developments, the company works with architects, designers, developers and specifiers to deliver the most cost-effective, stylish and durable balustrade solution.

• Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Taking full advantage of extensive views across St Brelade’s Bay on the Channel Island of Jersey are curved and straight clear glass balconies by Balcony Systems for the prestigious award-winning Chateau Valeuse apartments.

Designed by Jersey-based Naish Waddington architects and built by AC Mauger Construction, Chateau Valeuse took third place in the ‘Best Large-Scale Development’ category at the Jersey Design Awards.

Offering tremendous design options for larger external balconies and balustrading projects, the system’s elegant aesthetics complement the building’s 1930s streamlined architectural style.

Clear glass balustrades – a key design element

For the architects at Naish Waddington, clear glass balustrading was a key design element. ‘The strong semi-circular balconies are sculptural, dramatic and functional. The horizontality of the South Elevation is emphasised by the continuation of these balconies which span towards the central element. Chateau Valeuse is a calm, refined, modernist building, set within a landscape that evokes its seaside setting’.

Cost-effective frameless glass

Project Architect Bruno Francisco commented: “Balcony Systems was able to provide a cost-effective frameless curved balustrading solution to ensure uninterrupted sea views. We were able to achieve this with semi-circular projecting balconies using the handrail as the structural tie without the need for vertical intermediate posts”

Curved and straight

Managing Director of Balcony Systems, Effi Wolff said: “As this impressive project shows, curved or straight panels, or a combination of both, can deliver the architect’s vision for an aesthetically-driven balustrading solution that is as visually stunning as it is practical.”
The versatile Balcony 1 system with a handrail in Royal Chrome finish was installed by Pallot Windows, the island’s Balcony Systems dealer, at the striking Art Deco-inspired building which comprises 15 one to three bedroom luxury apartments.

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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.

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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