• Monday, June 04th, 2018
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.
Many 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.
Balustrade installation left to the last moment is not a good idea!
We get some customers coming to us after all, or the majority, of their building work is almost finished wanting to order and install a balustrade. In these cases usually the walls are finished and the waterproofing has already been applied. The repeated request in these cases is “I want to install the balustrade but not fix through the waterproofing” or “We can’t fix to the floor…”.
Glass 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.
Glass 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.
• Monday, April 30th, 2018
When spring is in the air there’s nothing lovelier than spending time outside. Hear the birds singing, feel the welcoming warm rays of the sun and see nature spring back into life. Dining outside feels like a real treat at this time of year; whether you’re sitting on the decking for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast, enjoying a quiet cup of tea, or putting on a lunch for the whole family out in the sunshine – al-fresco eating is a delight after the dark days of winter.
• Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Why the Best Composite Decking Fixings are a Hidden Secret
Fitting your composite decking is exciting. It will be just a matter of time before you’re sitting on it enjoying a well-earned mug of coffee. Fitting Balconette’s extensive range of composite decking means you’ll benefit from more than just good looks, a realistic wood-effect and a long-lasting resilient surface. Because in addition to this, the Balconette range of composite decking has a hidden secret you’ll love.
• Monday, April 16th, 2018
Spring into home improvements with a Juliet Balcony kit
Spring 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.
• Monday, April 09th, 2018
What is Composite Decking Material?
Strong and durable, Balconette Composite Decking looks just like wood, but is a modern, low maintenance and eco-friendly alternative to traditional timber decking. This new generation of external composite decking material is made from a unique polyurethane and mineral blend that lasts a long time, yet requires minimal maintenance.
The system is moulded with the appearance of natural prime oak boards. Each board is then hand-coloured to exactly replicate the detail of natural timber, so no two boards look the same – just like the real thing.
It’s also available in a variety of finishes and colours, so suitable for all types of locations and settings. So if you’re considering installing composite decking in your next project, here are some key points to consider.
• Monday, April 02nd, 2018
Embrace the Sunshine this Spring with a Glass Juliet Balcony
Don’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.