Sandstone house garden balcony balustrade

Homeowners Reuben Welch and his wife April bought a derelict sandstone house in Leith, Edinburgh, and worked hard to restore it to its former glory. Grand Designs followed the couple as they converted the ruin into a modern open design, with a curved gallery-style first floor overlooking a double-height light well in the living area.

A few years later, the couple added an extension to give them another bedroom and maximise the use of the small garden. The extension had a green roof with a glass balcony from Balcony Systems for the finishing touch.

Self installed

Reuben found Balcony Systems online and was encouraged by its easy to follow website. Their balustrade was simple to install too, which was a critical factor as he was doing the work himself. Reuben explains: “Balcony’s website made the ordering process very straightforward. Getting an accurate quote was simple and I installed the balustrade myself in one day. All the instructions were clear and the end result is fabulous. The house is in a conservation area, so development is strictly controlled, but the clean lines and bronze handrail add style and value to the home.”

Reuben and April will be starting a new development soon. They aren’t sure what it will be but they know they will use Balcony Systems again.

Garden balcony balustrade