What is it about glass balconies that everyone is fussing about? Whats wrong with the traditional wrought iron railings?
In the following Q & A Mr. Effi Wolff Managing Director and founder of the UK branch of Balcony Systems Solutions Limited, he explains what everyone is hyped up about and why Balcony Systems proprietary glass balustrade system fits the bill.
"Well I think people have realized that glass is the perfect product, its strong enough to resist impact and stresses, it is highly aesthetic and it complements almost all other materials it goes together with."
I of course am biased, but I am sure in general people prefer the clean look of glass to the cage like appearance of the traditional railings.
Yes, but I would try to say there are mainly three categories:
Structural glass means the glass is the structure and the actual resistance to people, wind and pressure is being taken up through the glass. The glass is cantilevered from the bottom. The main advantage to structural glass is that in all cases it will not have any vertical posts, the main downsides are that it imposes a great stress on the structure both in weights and load and off course it is very dear.
Here are some pictures of structural Glass Balustrades we have supplied to a project in Jersey. Note there are no vertical posts.
It does, as in some cases our glass balustrades do not require any posts. In those cases they look very similar to frameless glass balustrades.
First because its my job too; but seriously from customer feedback we have learned that the price of our system is between half to a third of the cost of structural glass, yet the end result is very similar. One important aspect is future replacement of glass panels. This is very difficult with structural glass, whereas with the Balcony balustrade system it is very easy.
Here are some pictures of Balcony system Glass Balustrades we have supplied to a project in Bognor Regis. On the balconies we were able to make the glass balustrades without any vertical posts and use 10mm glass.
Well from my experience:
Weight can in many instances be an important element; particularly on cantilevered balconies as on these the weight becomes a critical factor in calculating the reaction load of the balcony structure. In any case an axiom is the more weight the more structure to counter the weight.
For more information on the Balcony Balustrade System including their online quoting system/shop, technical data and installation guides and videos you can visit : www.Balconette.co.uk
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