• Monday, October 08th, 2018
Constructionline Gold accreditation
Balconette is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ‘Constructionline Gold certification’. Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry.
As a Gold certified company, buyers will now recognise that Balconette fully aligns to industry and government standards, including the relevant Health & Safety compliances, Environmental & Quality Management, Equalities and Diversity, as well as abiding by legislation in areas such as Modern Slavery, Anti-bribery and Corruption, and Equal Opportunities.
Hybrid® balustrading system selected by Balfour Beatty
Following its Gold accreditation, Balconette was quick to secure the contract to supply over 700m of its Hybrid® Glass balustrading system to Balfour Beatty for their upcoming Audley ‘Coopers Hill’ Retirement Village project. The Hybrid® system was selected for its unique aesthetics and ease of installation, as well as its cost-effectiveness. The contract includes the full design, manufacture and installation of the Hybrid® system throughout. Formerly part of Brunel University, Audley ‘Coopers Hill’ is located within the 66 acres of the Magna Carta Park in the village of Englefield Green, near Runnymede in Surrey. The retirement village will include 78 properties and is planned to open in 2019.
• Monday, September 10th, 2018
The Future is Here
Seeing the sun stream through your windows is one of the best ways to start your day. Unless of course your glass isn’t looking its best. Watermarks, dust and grime really show up in the sunshine. Instead of enjoying your day, you end up calling a window cleaner or getting out the ladder and cleaning the windows yourself.
• Monday, September 03rd, 2018
Balcony Systems Defined
Balcony systems is a term that is used a lot but can mean many things.
First of all, let’s define a balcony. This is “a platform enclosed by a wall or balustrade on the outside of a building, with access from an upper-floor window or door”. So, in simple words, it is the floor and the low wall sitting on that floor, sticking out from a building for people to walk out onto.
• Monday, August 06th, 2018
Glass balcony systems are now hugely popular! What is all the fuss about? What is wrong with traditional wrought iron railings?
Glass balcony systems put Balcony Systems on the map! In the following Q & A Mr. Effi Wolff Managing Director of Balcony Systems Solutions Limited gives some insight into current trends of glass balustrades and balconies why Balcony Systems’ proprietary system ticks all the right boxes.
• Monday, July 16th, 2018
Juliet balconies are increasingly popular and deservedly so. Often used in apartments or added to bedrooms and upstairs living room areas, they can transform a dark or dull room. Open up a small window or part of a wall and you make the most of your view and add extra daylight for a bright and spacious feeling. If you’re adding a Juliet balcony to your property, either as part of a new-build project or a renovation, the railings you choose have a significant bearing on the final appearance of your project.
• Monday, July 02nd, 2018
What is a Frameless Juliet Balcony?
A Frameless Glass Juliet Balcony is simply a sheet of glass that provides a clear protective and highly-aesthetic barrier for a balcony on or above first-floor level.
Popular with homeowners, architects and designers, a frameless solution is an elegant, simple and highly-effective solution for all types of properties.
With no spindles or rails to block the view, the Balconette Frameless Glass Juliet balcony is an unobtrusive and secure solution for French Doors, and spans up to 3.3 metres wide.
Whether you’re renovating an existing home, adding a new extension or even self-building, why not consider a Frameless Juliet balcony to create a feeling of spaciousness and to bring in the light.
• Monday, June 25th, 2018
Our balcony system balustrades ae unique in the fact that this is the only system around that can enable postless balconies without using structural glass. Utilising the strength of the handrail the systems can span as much as 4.0m without posts. In theory you can have an endless run of balcony without posts if you do not surpass the maximum lenths the handrail can span and fix them to the walls.
• 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.
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.