• Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Increasing numbers of people are becoming more conscious of the products they choose as humankind’s impact on the Earth becomes clearer. The home improvement and property industries are no different.
Balconette is committed to carbon efficient business practices. We try our best to reduce the impact of our manufacturing and installation processes on the environment. Our focus on quality and durability means we have chosen anodised aluminium and glass as the key components of our products. That’s because these materials create durable, cost-effective and attractive balustrades and balconies. But the benefits don’t end there.
• Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Whether you are enjoying a garden, terrace or the views from a balcony, it is great to be outdoors – weather permitting. On breezier summer days (or indeed at any other time of the year), glass wind screens patios provide that extra protection from the elements when relaxing in your private outdoor space.
• Wednesday, October 07th, 2020
Thinking of adding a structural glass balustrade to your property? Then as well as major decisions such as configuration and whether you install the structural base channel above or below floor level, there are smaller decisions that affect the way your finished glass balustrade looks. Glass balustrade capping is one of those choices.
• Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
Despite being a popular choice for architects and interior designers, many people shy away from installing glass balustrades because of safety concerns. Glass has a reputation for being fragile and easy to break, so instead many people opt for wood or metal balustrades.
• Monday, September 14th, 2020
Summer section winner announced
“Enjoying Nature’s Light Show”.
As the number of entries for our Summer Photo competition went into the hundreds, we knew we were going to have a tough time selecting a winner.
Celebrity Judge Gray Levett, of the prestigious ‘Grays of Westminster’ Nikon specialists, was also impressed with the quality of entries, and with good reason.
We ask all entrants to take a bow. We knew that Balconette customers have good taste, but you have done us proud.
The winner – Christopher Davis
Gray commented on the four finalists:
“Four excellent images. They all convey the advantages of having a Balconette product but I feel that Christopher Davis’ picture with its sweeping panorama of the countryside makes you want to own one oneself. Great image well composed and executed.”
Christopher receives our first segment award for the best summer photo, and an exhibition size print framed in a Royal Chrome identical finish to match his Balconette Aerofoil Balustrade.
Mr. Levett also asked for 2 runners-up to receive Special Commendations: “Daniel Young’s coastal castle subject is also good and ties in second for me, with Robin Lawson’s impressive sunset and the two wine glasses signalling a reflective evening ahead enjoying Nature’s light show.”
As we move into Autumn, we’re hoping you will be inspired to capture some more special images that show how our balconies help you to make the most of your view.
• 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.
• Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
Providing protection on windy days, this stylish Balconette Aerofoil glass balustrade is the perfect solution for soaking up the sunshine – and enjoying the rural views – in complete comfort.
Bruce and Heather Crawford self-installed the balustrade, topped with an Aerofoil handrail, to create a sheltered west-facing terrace behind their home near Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
• Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Whether you’re a year-round swimmer or a warm-weather dipper-inner, keeping your outside pool or hot-tub at its best and safest is an ongoing commitment. Investing in quality pool fencing gives you peace of mind but can detract from the beauty of your pool and garden. Install pool glass fencing however, and you’ll avoid many of the problems associated with other pool enclosures.
• Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
With stunning far-reaching vistas over the Gower Peninsula, this custom-made oak frame and Balconette Glass Balustrade is perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset. No wonder that homeowner Malcolm Arnall wishes he had installed it 10 years go.
• Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
Glass balconies supplied by Balconette complement the high specification and expensive feel of these two bespoke prestigious properties in Hastings, according to the developer.
“The products are of good quality and add a look of luxury,” comments Nicola Piper, Sales Manager at Gemselect, which built the three-storey family homes on an elevated site at Campkin Gardens overlooking open countryside.