• Monday, February 17th, 2014
Balcony’s balustrade takes in open views from executive home
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.
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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• Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
A fantastic project has been successfully completed with stunning balconies at a flagship development on the river Trent in Nottingham. This development of 150 apartments saw the first ever £1 Million penthouse apartment sell in Nottingham.
Curved glass balustrades
The requirement was for an effective and clean line glass balustrade system that could also be curved. Curved balconies of over 11m in length were achieved without a single post with a clear glass spanning the entire balcony.
Strength and aesthetics
Before installing the developer wanted to see the performance of the balustrades and two load tests of the handrail system were mocked up for them. One test on site and one in the factory. The client and contactor were delighted with the capability of the system and commented they had never seen such an innovative system that combined both strength and aesthetics in a glass railing system.
The original view was to use structural glazed balustrades on the project but with the balcony 2 system the same result was achieved for around half the cost plus half the weight which was also a key factor on the structure of the balconies.
Trent Park developments are looking at using the same system on their next development: