Self Cleaning Glass

• Monday, September 10th, 2018

The Future is Here

Self Cleaning Glass WindowsSeeing the sun stream through your windows is one of the best ways to start your day. Unless of course your glass isn’t looking its best. Watermarks, dust and grime really show up in the sunshine. Instead of enjoying your day, you end up calling a window cleaner or getting out the ladder and cleaning the windows yourself.

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• Monday, March 12th, 2018

Hybrid balconyWe’d like you to join us for our Open House Event on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018 from 10am – 4pm at our HQ in Surrey (full address below).

You can see and feel the products first-hand, view all the components of the products, chat with our friendly Sales Team and discuss your requirements, take a tour around our manufacturing areas and have a bite to eat on us!

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• Monday, March 12th, 2018

Coastal Equals Corrosive

Rust on FixingsCoastline homes and apartments with sea views are the most expensive properties around. The intriguing lure of the ocean and seas have a special effect on us human beings.

Full height glass doors and windows are one way to enjoy this view but an external balcony overlooking the sea has been since the time of ancient Rome and Greece a pleasant amenity to enjoy life.

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• Monday, October 30th, 2017

self cleaning glassIsn’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?

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• Monday, October 09th, 2017

Give your Patio the X-Factor with Glass Railings from Balconette

glass patio railings 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.

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• Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

We’d like you to join us for our Open House Event on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September 2017 from 10am – 4pm at our HQ in Surrey (full address below).

You can see and feel the products first-hand, view all the components of the products, chat with our friendly Sales Team and discuss your requirements, take a tour around our manufacturing areas and have a bite to eat on us!

Please let us know if you would like to attend by filling out the RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you.

Full address: Balconette, Unit 6 Systems House, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Surrey, RH7 6JP

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

terrace glass balustradeYour Juliet balcony, glass balustrade or curved doors will not only get noticed, generating compliments from friends and family when first installed, but will continue to do so for many years to come. What you purchase in terms of any coatings on the glass will impact the amount of work needed to maintain that new look, but more on that later.

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• 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.

glass balustrade in Reifate

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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wooden balcony - before the refurbishment
wooden balcony - before the refurbishment

After

glass balcony - after the refurbishment
glass balcony - after the refurbishment
glass balcony

More about Glass and wood Balcony in Reigate, Surrey >>

• Friday, March 14th, 2014

Stylish balustrades from Balcony Systems enhance eco-homes.

Glass balustradesStylish clear glass balustrades from Balcony Systems were chosen by developer IE Developments to complement the contemporary design of their award-winning new ‘eco’ development on the Herefordshire/ Worcestershire border.

External balconies off the bedrooms of five detached homes at St Katherine’s Field, Cradley use the Balcony 2 system featuring Balcony’s proprietary Royal Chrome anodised handrail.

Glass balustradesLocated near the Malvern Hills, the high-specification properties incorporate the latest low-maintenance materials and energy-saving measures, from triple glazed windows to an intelligent heating and solar system. The development recently won the Housebuilder category of the Worcester Bosch Environment 2020 Awards 2013.

According to IE Developments Managing Director Tim Evans, the simplicity, cost-effectiveness and cleanliness of Balcony’s design were key factors in their balustrading specification. The developer has a long-standing working relationship with Balcony Systems and used their products on previous projects.

Glass balustradesTim said: “The Balcony balustrading is well-designed, so easy to install and looks very good. It has the ‘less is more’ appearance, which we like and, of course, the need for minimal posts keeps uninterrupted clear views to the outside.”

He added: “The low-maintenance aspects of Balcony’s system means no painting or repairs are required over the balustrading’s lifetime, which fits in with our philosophy to deliver quality homes for discerning purchasers that offer the ability to ‘lock and go’ with confidence. We will be using Balcony Systems’ products again on our next apartment scheme in Malvern.”

Glass balustradesBalcony Systems is a specialist in sophisticated glass and aluminium balustrading solutions and stunning curved patio doors, supplying straight or curved external and Juliet balconies to exact client specifications.

From a single balustrade to multi-apartment developments, the company works with architects, designers, developers and specifiers to deliver the most cost-effective, stylish and durable balustrade solution.

• Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Glass Balustrade makes ‘unbelievable difference’ to holiday home.

Have you ever wished you had installed the right product, at the right price, to do the right job in the first place? Alistair Mackenzie’s balustrading experience at his recently-built luxury holiday home on the exposed West Highland coast in Scotland illustrates why Balcony Systems’ products are designed to perform – even in the most extreme locations.

The Wire Balustrade System was not fit for the coastal environment

Frustrated by the poor performance of his original wire balustrading that went rusty after just a few months, Alistair replaced it with a clear glass balustrade from Balcony Systems. And now he’s delighted!

“The wire system was a complete disaster; it went rusty after four months and would not have been safe on a rental property. So I had to rip it out,” explained Alistair, an IT company director from Glasgow. “Then I found Balcony Systems and having installed their six metre by three metre glass balcony balustrade, the difference was unbelievable!

The Glass Balustrade that makes the difference

“I wish I had chosen Balcony and its glass system in the first place as I would have had all sorts of problems with a wire balustrade. Not only would I have saved hundreds of pounds initially, but the wire would have blocked the amazing views from the master bedroom.”

Completed to a high specification in November 2011, the Ardmair Bay House near Ullapool sleeps up to eight and boasts stunning views looking across to the spectacular Mountain of Ben Mor Coigach and the Isle of Martin.

The right choice of glass coating

Wisely, Alistair also specified Balcony’s BalcoNano® self-cleaning glass coating that transforms ordinary glass into self-cleaning glass, saying: “The coating was a key part of the specification. Being in a coastal location with lots of sea salt in the air, any deposits come off really easily. The coating really protects the glass and it only takes a wipe with a wet cloth to keep it sparkling. Of course, the rain helps too.”

The balustrade, using Balcony’s proprietary Shiny Chrome handrail, was installed efficiently in one day by Simon Elms of Elmswood (Scotland) Ltd, an Aberdeen-based Balcony-Registered Installer, who Alistair is happy to recommend.

“He was really quick and did a great job – the new balcony fitted onto the existing decking perfectly. Nothing was too much trouble, plus he also enjoyed seeing two Golden Eagles soaring above while he was installing it. Balcony’s service and delivery to Aberdeen was 100% too,” said Alistair.

Standing the test of time and the elements

Mr. Mackenzie adds “Two years on and the Balcony balustrade still looks great; it also proved its sturdiness in the recent 2013/14 winter storms. I would definitely recommend the company and its products.”

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Simon the installer commented: “The glass balcony really does justice to Alistair’s house, which is in a fantastic location. The beauty of Balcony Systems’ products is that they are very easy to install and really work well.”