• Monday, February 12th, 2018
Refurbishing Buildings with Glass Balustrades
Retrofitting glass balconies onto an older property is an excellent way to update a building’s exterior. This isn’t difficult, provided the underlying structure is strong enough to hold the extra weight of the glass.
A “glass balcony” is a bit of a misnomer but used frequently, as generally the platform projecting out from the wall is not made of glass but if you have a sturdy platform, then the old railing come be taken off and a new glass balustrade attached to it and secured to the main structure of the building at the same time. Elsewhere, we have provided more information about the various balcony structures that exist.
• Monday, January 08th, 2018
Effi Wolff joined his father’s company in 1993 after his military service. The company had been successfully creating glass banisters and balustrades in Israel since it’s formation in 1984. After eleven years, in 2004, Effi brought the concept to the UK. Bringing innovation to the already popular trend, he was able to bring down the cost per unit, even when making customs sizes and shapes. The company took off and is now the leading UK manufacturer of glass balustrades and Juliet balconies, as well as curved patio doors and windows.
• Monday, January 01st, 2018
History of the Balustrade and Baluster
The terms Balustrade or Banister are the words that are commonly used when describing the components that make up a railing or guard system. The Balusters are the upright posts that act as the support of the system, usually spaced evenly along the balustrade. The Balustrade was traditionally made of wood and clay and other metal components.
• Monday, December 25th, 2017
If you’re considering fitting a Juliet balcony to your property, then why not consider one of our stunning frameless balconies? Conventional railing or balustrade Juliet balconies might seem like the simple choice, but we think a frameless Juliet balcony is a beautiful alternative. Here are seven great reasons why you might want to consider treating your building to a frameless Juliet balcony.
Enjoy the view
With a frameless Juliet balcony nothing obstructs your view. So if your window looks out over stunning countryside, a buzzing urban scene or a garden you’ve spent hours on, don’t obstruct your view with posts and railings; make the most of it with a clear glass frameless Juliet Balcony.
• Monday, December 11th, 2017
Point Resolution Bridge – Glass Balustrades and Textured Concrete
Glass balustrades today can be incredibly exciting! Point Resolution Bridge in New Zealand is a case in point. Completed in 2013, it was designed by architectural firm Warren and Mahoney. This is a wonderful example of using the strength of glass to create a sculptured piece of architecture, which is used as a walking bridge and connects the Parnell baths with the headland of Point Resolution/Taurana in New Zealand. Wrapped in a steel exoskeleton with etched concrete and glass details, this lovely bridge appears to float, while providing pedestrians with an extraordinary view.
This marvelous bridge along Auckland’s waterfront is a very innovative and fresh approach to using toughened glass in a waterfront setting.
• Monday, December 04th, 2017
When choosing a Balconette product, you have the choice of three railing options. No handrail, a Circular handrail or an Aerofoil handrail.
Both handrail options have commonalities. They give you a sense of security and something to hold onto. This is especially important for balconies which are likely to be used by children, the elderly or people with physical limitations.
Both handrails are made to the same high standard, and are available in a choice of four finishes to suit your requirements.
• Monday, November 13th, 2017
Make the Most Of Your Decking With Our Glass Balustrading
It’s the finishing touches which set your project apart. And when you’ve spent precious time fitting new decking, or giving your decking an upgrade, it’s good sense to give your hard work the finishing touch it deserves with a top-quality decking glass balustrade from Balconette.
Choosing a decking glass balustrade could be one of the best things you do for your decking. Acting as an effective windbreak, you’ll be protected by the elements and able to enjoy the view far better than you would with a traditional wrought iron or wooden balustrade. But with so many decking glass balustrading options to choose from, why choose Balconette?
• Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Balconette has launched the brand new SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade system. The SG12 system allows for 100% uninterrupted views, what’s more there are no limitations of lengths or sizes and requires no posts at all.
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• 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.
• Monday, October 02nd, 2017
Fitting a glass balustrade kit is as easy as 123
Fit a Balconette glass balustrade kit and give your home the wow factor! Extra light, beautiful views and an external facelift will make your home a more beautiful place to live in and enjoy. But sometimes the thought of fitting a glass balustrade can feel a bit daunting. After all with all that glass to fit, it may look like a tricky job best left to the professionals.
Whilst many people use professionals to fit their glass balustrades, we like to give our customers the choice of doing it themselves. That’s why we’ve created kits and instructions that make fitting a glass balustrade to your home as easy as 123.