• 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 15th, 2018
About Juliette Balconies
As very different from a “walk on” type balcony, the term Juliet Balcony in simplicity is a guarding or barrier placed on the outside of full height French doors that are installed on the first floor or higher floors, that do not lead to a balcony.
The modern house build utilises the use of full height windows and doors in the creation of a larger “virtual space” in a small environment. This creates an extension of the outside visibility and enlarges the viewpoint from the inside by giving a downward view from further away.
The traditional Juliet balcony was made from steel, usually painted black, with vertical bars. This would be installed onto the wall outside and work as a barrier. This kind of steel Juliet Balcony has a heavy set feel to it and gives a “cage” sort of look both from the inside and from the outside.
• 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.
• Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Balconette is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Mulligan as its new Commercial Sales Director. Peter has considerable expertise and experience within the glazing and construction industries throughout the UK and Europe. He joins Balconette at an exciting time to coincide with the on-going development of the company’s unique range of innovative products for the UK commercial market.
Balconette is a leading manufacturer of highly aesthetic, competitively priced Glass Balustrades, Glass Juliet Balconies and Curved Glazing. We offer a complete design, supply and installation service to meet any requirements that you may have.
• Monday, October 30th, 2017
Isn’t it a dream come true, glass that cleans itself? No more dust, grime, calcium deposits and dirt to ruin the views?
One of the most tedious tasks in life is maintenance and cleaning. Just the words “self cleaning” will sell almost anything. It is an obvious requirement and will always fetch more money. But does it work? And is it worth the extra expense?
• Monday, October 16th, 2017
Make the Most of Your Bedroom with a Glass Juliet Railing Balcony.
Chances are your bedroom is a private sanctuary. A place where you can relax and recharge in privacy. A Juliet balcony is a wonderful way to add to the serenity of your bedroom. Add light, a sense of space and fully appreciate your surroundings with the beauty of our non-obtrusive glass balconies.
Let the Light In
A glass and metal Juliet balcony lets you take advantage of natural light at its best. Enjoying those early morning rays as you sit in bed with a cup of tea must be one of the best ways to start the day; all that natural light will set your day off perfectly. And come the autumn and winter, you’ll have an unhindered view of the night sky, perfect for a spot of stargazing before bed.
On a more pragmatic angle, a Juliet balcony will bring more light into bedrooms that are a bit too dark and dingy. Perhaps you have an embarrassingly dark guest room? Fit one of our balconies and your guests may love their room so much they don’t want to leave.
• 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, July 16th, 2017
Usually when something looks stunning, there’s a price tag to match. Cars are a great example, where a brand name can add 1000’s to the price tag, but in this case our innovative glass balustrade design has enabled us to create a system that has:
• Sunday, July 16th, 2017
The stunning look that our glass balustrades produce is hard to beat but, because it’s glass, some people have concerns over safety. We’ll also talk about keeping the glass clean.
Keeping the Original Stunning Look
Let’s start by looking at keeping it clean. The aluminium handrails come in different coatings, which in all cases just wipe clean with soap and water. You don’t need any chemicals or abrasive pads as these will damage the coating. This makes our systems much easier to keep clean than Stainless steel systems, which tarnish over time.
• Sunday, July 16th, 2017
As with all journeys there’s a simple order in which things need to happen to ensure you end up smiling – enjoying and having friends and family say “WOW”, when it’s all finished. There’s a saying that is used by some trades people “measure twice and cut once” which could be applied to this journey, which is make sure you’ve had all your questions answered at each step before moving to the next step.