Balustrade

• 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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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Frameless Balcony ScreenUsually when something looks stunning, there’s a price tag to match. Cars are a great example, where a brand name can add 1000’s to the price tag, but in this case our innovative glass balustrade design has enabled us to create a system that has:

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

As you may or may not have seen, a sense of humour is alive and well here at Balconette. If you’ve not watched our BalcoNans in action, now’s your chance.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The stunning look that our glass balustrades produce is hard to beat but, because it’s glass, some people have concerns over safety. We’ll also talk about keeping the glass clean.

Keeping the Original Stunning Look

Glass Balustrade - Paul & Brenda Reach, DartmouthLet’s start by looking at keeping it clean. The aluminium handrails come in different coatings, which in all cases just wipe clean with soap and water. You don’t need any chemicals or abrasive pads as these will damage the coating. This makes our systems much easier to keep clean than Stainless steel systems, which tarnish over time.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

What if I get the measurements wrong?

terrace glass railingDon’t worry, we don’t manufacture from estimated sizes, so worse case is that your quote will be incorrect. If you’re used to measuring, used to DIY, or work in a job where taking measurements is part of your role, the initial measurements will be easily done, as they don’t need to be super accurate.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

terrace glass balustradeYour Juliet balcony, glass balustrade or curved doors will not only get noticed, generating compliments from friends and family when first installed, but will continue to do so for many years to come. What you purchase in terms of any coatings on the glass will impact the amount of work needed to maintain that new look, but more on that later.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Bedroom with Juliet BalconyWhether you’re installing a Juliet balcony, which can be fitted as soon as it arrives, or a balustrade for a balcony, which has yet to be built, being able to plan when various parts arrive is important.

Here is an outline of what you can expect, although a more accurate time can be provided at the point of order.

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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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• Thursday, February 16th, 2017

What are the handrail systems made from?

We get asked are the handrails made of stainless steel? The answer is no, they are made from something better than stainless steel. They are made from anodised aluminium. Stainless steel is correctly named in that it stains less, but anodised aluminium is actually more corrosion-resistant, and that’s why we use it.

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