• Monday, October 09th, 2017
Give your Patio the X-Factor with Glass Railings from Balconette
Fancy making your patio the talk of the town? Then why not install glass railings? More than just a fence; there are many ways patio glass railings can turn your garden or patio into something very special.
Zone your Garden
Good garden design has a lot to do with zoning. It can make your outside space work more effectively and make things look much more spacious. Clever use of patio glass railings can help you separate your patio from the rest of your garden for a distinct area that transitions from the house into the garden making it perfect for al-fresco suppers or your morning coffee. And with a choice of features, ranging from the slick frameless glass railings to the more distinct separation of a handrail balustrade, you’ll find something to suit your patio beautifully.
• 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 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.
• 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.
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!
• Monday, April 03rd, 2017
Stylish, Stunning and Unique: Exceptional Innovation for Glass Balconies and Balustrades.
True breakthroughs in balconies and balustrading are rare, so we’re very excited to present a breakthrough innovation, unique to Balconette.
The Balcony 2 Infinity Screen >
For too long, customers have had to compromise their designs for the sake of privacy and safety. Adding a privacy screen or extra height to regular glass balustrading has meant giving up on that perfect design. Extra posts and a network of support railings meant extra work for the fitters and an appearance out of keeping with high expectations.
• 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.
• Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
How do you determine the number of panels to divide a run of balustrade into?
We get asked how we determine the quantity of panels to make a run of balustrade from.
Divide each run into equal panel sizes
We usually divide each run, or space between posts, into equal panel sizes. And normally we aim for a maximum panel width of 1.2 metres.
Maximum panel size of 1.2m
The reasons we don’t like to have larger panels are mainly to do with transportation and installation. 1.2m panels are practical for handling and transport. Transporting, carrying, installing, or in future ever replacing a glass panel, is much easier if you can handle it easily. Carrying larger panes upstairs or around tight corners can prove difficult.
We can provide larger glass panels, but issues like carrying glass upstairs and round tight corners must be considered. It’s not that larger panels can’t be used, and we do supply larger panels. But one must take into consideration transport, handling and logistical issues. This is why we normally design balustrades for panels to be a maximum of 1.2 metres wide.
• Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Post-less corners, how they work and how they support the balustrade structure.
One of the unique features of the Balconette Systems’ design is the ability to have postless corners.
• Monday, January 23rd, 2017
We get asked, what is the weight of the Balconette balustrade system?
• Tuesday, January 03rd, 2017
Far-reaching sea views don’t come much better than these from the spacious terraces of a new luxury apartment development on the South Coast.
• Thursday, July 31st, 2014
An interesting Case study of a Balcony Balustrade refurbishment and new composite decking in a house in Reigate, Surrey by Balcony Systems Solutions Ltd
New glass balustrade and composite decking add ‘wow factor’ to Reigate home. A smart new glass balcony and composite decking, both supplied by Balcony Systems, add the perfect – and practical – finishing touch to a basement extension.
The new South West-facing terrace and balustrade sits on the roof of the new accommodation, providing valuable extra outdoor space from which to enjoy garden views. An older deck on stilts was demolished as part of the works.
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