Curved glass

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• Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Tantalising sea views are delivered through 171 metres of Balconette’s clear glass balustrading at these luxury modern apartments – with a famous connection – located on the prestigious North Foreland estate, one of the most desirable areas in East Kent.

Residents of the two contemporary apartment blocks at Ocean Drive, Broadstairs have private access to a secluded beach below via the famous ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ from John Buchan’s renowned novel of the same name, first published in 1915.

Curved doors and Orbit Glass Balustrades in East Kent

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• Monday, January 25th, 2021

Installing a curved glass wall in your property instantly creates a striking focal point that is as beautiful as it is practical. With elegant lines adding an air of sophistication, a curved glass wall also brings in more natural light to the interior room.

A curved glass wall concept can be adapted in a number of ways, depending on the use of a property. For example, the curved glass wall can become a large feature window or take the form of a curved glass sliding door allowing access to an outside patio or balcony.

Curved Glass Wall

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• Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Since installing their Glass Balustrades, glass Juliet Balcony and three-pane Curved Glass Sliding door all supplied by Balconette 13 years ago, a Buckinghamshire couple say the products still look as good as when they were first installed.

Glass Balustrades in Buckinghamshire

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• Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Outward or inward curving, Balconette’s Curvaglide® range of curved glass sliding doors add the instant ‘Wow’ factor to any property. Suitable for installation in existing buildings or included in new homes or extensions, they are as practical as they are beautiful.

Curved Glass Sliding Doors and Windows

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• Wednesday, September 09th, 2020

When your home enjoys stunning views along the Jurassic coastline, enhanced by the sweeping curves and clear glass of Balconette’s balustrading system, it’s clear there are few better places for peace and relaxation than a gorgeous balcony.

Specialists Balconette supplied and fitted their Orbit balustrade on eight luxury apartments in this award-winning, five-storey development on Seaton seafront in East Devon. Echoing the curves of Lyme Bay, the sinuous balconies make a dramatic visual statement on the prominently positioned building.

Curved Glass Balustrades in Devon

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• Saturday, January 04th, 2020

“The views are to die for; that’s why we chose glass balconies”

Far-reaching countryside vistas don’t come much better than this. That’s why Steve Procter installed glass balconies and frameless balustrading from Balconette to keep the views from his elevated Yorkshire home.

curved frameless balustrades

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• Monday, June 11th, 2018

Curved or facetted

Curved Patio Doors Inside LookImagine this – you have just designed a beautiful curved patio opening to the garden but you are told it needs to be made from ten small panels and you must have nine vertical mullions. Really? Compromise no more – Curved openings no longer need to be segmented into little straight parts, much like a fifty pence piece instead of curving the elements.

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• Monday, May 14th, 2018

Frameless Glass BalustradeGlass 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.

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• Monday, March 26th, 2018

The curved door fulfils the architects’ vision for the Tate in St. Ives​

Curved Glass Sliding DoorsVisitors to a new £20 million cliff-face extension at the Tate St Ives art gallery in Cornwall are brought closer to the Atlantic Ocean through an impressive curved sliding glass door.

The brief from the architect was to maximise the sea views and form a curved on plan door for the hemispherical domed Clore ’sky-studio’, which opens out onto a terrace and seating area.

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• Monday, January 29th, 2018

Curved vs Flat

curved facades in buildings

Since time immemorial, curved elements in buildings have been used to create superior aesthetics. These curved elements not only carry an inherent strength but are also pleasing to the eye. Curved balconies, curved top windows and doors, curved walls, domes, ellipses and spiral stairs are just some of the elements used by architects to enhance the building they are designing. It is interesting to note that in the modern age, where budget and cost are many times a main driver in design and chosen solutions, that these curved elements are often discarded or ruined by introduction of “facetted” curves rather than good old “round” curves. With the industrialisation of the building industry, many companies have become proficient in producing quantities of standard “flat” elements including glass. These industries cannot cope with curved elements and when curved glass and other elements are introduced this creates a “hiccup” in the system as these cannot be industrially done.

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