• Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
This ‘head-turning’ cantilevered glass balcony, supplied by Balconette, has delighted Essex couple Martyn and Jacqueline Woodland by fulfilling their long-held desire to have a balcony from which to enjoy countryside views from their recently-extended property.
• Monday, March 23rd, 2020
“The clean line of glass doesn’t spoil our wonderful view”
Glass was the balustrading material of choice for this large renovated patio at an East Sussex home that enjoys spectacular unspoilt views across adjoining countryside.
• Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Mr. Fricker has installed Balconette’s Aerofoil Glass Balustrade in our Royal Chrome Anodised finish at his Bristol home.
“As well as the quality from a safety point of view, we are really happy with the look of the modern clean design. Plus it was really easy to fit.”
• Tuesday, February 04th, 2020
“Balconette’s advice for our balustrade worked really well for us”
When your new glass balcony is positioned to make the most of the sun, it pays to heed the advice of a trusted balustrading supplier like Balconette.
• Saturday, January 04th, 2020
“The views are to die for; that’s why we chose glass balconies”
Far-reaching countryside vistas don’t come much better than this. That’s why Steve Procter installed glass balconies and frameless balustrading from Balconette to keep the views from his elevated Yorkshire home.
• Wednesday, December 04th, 2019
A great system, well thought out and easy to install
The good looks and simplicity of Balconette’s Juliet Balconies work so well for Essex-based builder Jason Smith of Woodridge Building Services that he’s installed their Juliets on two properties within a few weeks.
• 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.
• Thursday, August 02nd, 2018
Designing balustrades to meet wind load requirements is a crucial part of our job. Now, in BS6180:2011 it is required that wind loads are included when designing balustrades.
Where to Find the Relevant Data
There are various factors to take into account when designing for wind loads. In essence, this is covered in a Euro code BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 Actions on structures – Wind actions, its addendum and annex cover what you need to know.
The Euro code 1 itself is a highly scientific and theoretical document of 145 pages and an additional 42 pages in the UK National Annex, giving a total of 187 pages.
• Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Designing Balustrading – 3 Loads You Must Be Aware Of
There are three primary loads to consider when designing glass balustrading to BS6180, which is the code that regulates barriers (Balustrades and Railings).
In this code it specifies the loads for different usages relating to building types or occupancies of buildings.
Although the different occupancy types will specify different loads, for instance in a public environment the load will be higher than for a private residential occupancy, in each occupancy there will always be three loads types that have to be met.
• 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.