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Suppliers of: Juliette balcony systems glass balcony glass juliette balustrades glass curved patio doors glass curved balustrades glass balcony Juliet Balcony systems
Balconette leads the way in the UK in Glass Balustrades & Glazed Juliet Balcony Solutions.
We also supply Composite Decking and Curved Sliding Patio Doors.
Whether you are a private customer, an architect or a developer, we can help you with our solutions.
We understand that you have to be certain of any products you incorporate into your design and that you need to be confident of them, not just in terms of their ability to provide the right aesthetic but also of their technical compatibility and structural capabilities and whether they offer sufficient flexibility that they can be tailored to your specific design requirements.
With all that in mind, Balcony Systems Solutions provides customer, architects and specifiers an open library of information on all aspects of our products.
We couple our considerable experience of working with architects and developers on projects large and small, with state-of-the-art innovations in materials that provide a greater range of possibilities for incorporating the grace and light of clear glass into your designs. This enables you to explore an enhanced flexibility of options as practicalities of structure and construction rise to the challenges provided by the sweep of your imagination.
Here is a quick over view of our products:
Glass Juliet Balconies:
Corrosion resistant and perfect for marine environment our Glass Juliet Balconies tick all the boxes. Building Regulations compliant and amazingly cost effective many of our customers have switched from traditional iron to these, resulting in not only short and long term savings but also increased aesthetics and saleability factors.
Our Juliet Balconies are now available with our BalcoNano® self-cleaning glass coating which makes cleaning less frequent and keeps the glass looking cleaner for longer.
The Juliets Balonies can be customised to your measurements, or you can pick one of our standard “off-the-shelf” sizes and take advantage of the extremely quick 5 day turnaround.
See just how cost effective they are on our website: GLASS JULIET BALCONIES
Glass Balustrading Systems:
Shattering the idea that glass balustrades should be expensive we manufacture a highly aesthetic Glass Balustrade system that provides a clear view with a minimal amount of vertical posts. The system is virtually maintenance-free and of course confirms to building regs requirements.
To see just how cost effective our system is, you can obtain costs on our site plus download CAD details and much more. Please click here: Balcony Systems GLASS BALUSTRADES
Curved Sliding Patio Doors:
Beautiful Curved Patio Doors from Balcony Systems make a stunning, yet practical addition to any property, adding space while fully maximising panoramic views to the outside. Available in the RAL colour chart and many door configurations.
Please visit our site to see picture galleries, case studies and if you like get an online instant price. Click here: CURVED GLASS PATIO DOORS
BALCONY SYSTEMS Composite Decking:
Balcony Systems Composite Decking is a new generation of external flooring that perfectly complements Balcony Systems additional product portfolio. This innovative decking solution made from a unique polyurethane and mineral blend provides a long-lasting durability with minimal maintenance. Our composite decking does not rot, has no warping or cracking, has a slip resistant surface and looks just like real wood.
Contact us for a detailed brochure on this and other products, or request this online: Balcony Brochure
More on us…..
Overcoming many of the limitations presented by traditional materials such as stainless steel, iron and timber, our materials are also more resistant to corrosion or rot and require less in terms of maintenance, painting and cleaning, whilst our glass can be supplied with our unique protective coating for longevity and low maintenance.
We add all this to a thorough technical department, providing support and technical advice on matters relating to design, dimensions, configurations, calculations of loads and stresses and so forth, with prompt answers to questions you may have and a friendly advisor never more than a quick phone call away.
A tour of our website will provide you with more information but we are always pleased to answer your questions by phone or even to arrange a visit to our factory so that you can familiarise yourself with our products and materials first-hand.
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These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1. Glass Juliet Balconies by Balcony Systems
Rust Free clean Glass Juliet Balconies
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2. Glass Balustrades by Balcony Systems
Rust Free clean Glass Juliet Balconies
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3. Curved Sliding Pation Doors by Balcony Systems
Patio Doors with double sides self cleaning glass
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4. BalcoNano Glass Coating
Advanced Glass Protection Self-Cleaning Glass Coating
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Aerofoil Juliet Balcony Installation Instructions
aerofoil juliet balcony
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BalcoNano information page
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Balcony Systems Curved Door Installation Instructions for W4-F type
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Balcony Systems Curved Door Installation Instructions for W6-F type
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Balcony Systems Information sheet
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Balcony Systems Solutions Brochure
Juliette balconies, Glass balustrades, Curved sliding patio doors, decking
Published [06/01/14]File size [1745 KB]
Balcony View Magazine Edition V
Published [05/01/18]File size [5490 KB]
Frameless Juliet Balcony 21.5mm Laminated Glass System
frameless Juliet balustrade system
Published [05/01/18]File size [854 KB]
Juliet Balcony 2 System (aerofoil)
juliet balconies with reinforcing bar
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Juliette Balconette Installation Mirror Model
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Juliette Balconette Installlation Balcony 2 Handrail
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Mirror Juliet Balcony System 3400mm Max Handrail with Bar
Published [05/01/18]File size [1219 KB]
Orbit Mirror Juliet Balcony Installation Instructions
orbit mirror juliet balcony
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The Advantages of Balconette’s Frameless Juliet Balcony
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.
Let the light in
Maximise natural light and don’t obstruct a single ray of sunshine. Our frameless Juliet balconies are the ideal solution for offices or studios where natural light is a precious commodity. They’re also perfect for homes where natural light is at a premium – shaded by trees perhaps, or in situations where you want to make the most of every glorious sunset. Fit a frameless Juliet balcony and let your home bask in natural light.
Make a Statement
Prized by architects, a frameless Juliet balcony allows the beauty of your building to shine, without being obscured by metalwork. They’re ideal for sympathetic conversions of older buildings, or a streamlined addition to modern creations.
A dream to fit
Simply slide the glass into the attractive and unobtrusive supports on either side of your window. No need to worry about miniscule tolerances when measuring up for drilling, you’ll find fitting your frameless Juliet balcony to be simplicity in itself.
Ready when you are
With only a five day turnaround, you can order any of our seven standard frameless Juliet balconies and know we’ll deliver to fit your schedule. That’s no waiting around for them to turn up, and no worry about where you’ll store them if they arrive too early.
Custom Made Available
Are your build requirements more discerning than the average? Not a problem for us. If we don’t have your requirements in our catalogue then let us know what you need and we’ll make to order. And while we’re at it, why not ask to have your frameless Juliet balcony coated with the BalcoNano water repellent coating? This self-cleaning glass treatment will save you time and protect your precious view and sunlight.
Quality you can Trust
Quality glass, anodised aluminium supports that will never rust and a 10 year guarantee on all finishes mean you can rest easy in the knowledge you’ve used the best quality for your frameless Juliet Balcony. Sit back and enjoy the good looks, wonderful scenery and extra light for years to come.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call or complete our enquiry form today; we’re looking forward to helping you with the right balcony for your building project.
Balconette Self Cleaning Glass – a Myth or Reality
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?
What is self cleaning glass?
Well I would divide this field into two categories:
Glass coated or applied with hydrophilic layer that uses photocatalytic decomposition.
Glass coated or applied with a hydrophobic coating. Also known as the “lotus effect”.
Now before you fall asleep from the words I will explain in simplicity what these terms actually mean. I will try to point out the important advantages and negatives of each type. Let’s start with the two major differences; hydrophilic and hydrophobic.
Hydrophilic – Hydro = water and Philic = Liking or attracting – so this simply means that the glass surface will want to attract the water and make it spread out like a thin film.
Hydrophobic – Hydro = water and Phobic = fear of or deterring – so this simply means the glass surface will want to repel water and any water droplets that come into contact with this kind of surface will tend to curl up high, creating semi-spherical droplets in order to have a minimum amount of contact with the glass.surface.
The first type of kind of self cleaning glass described above is based on having a film of titanium dioxide coating on one side of the glass surface. The self cleaning action of the glass works in two stages. The coating on the glass surface breaks down organic dirt using the sunlight – this is called photo catalytic decomposition stage (simply meaning the accelerated process of using the ultraviolet light to break down the organic dirt. The second stage makes uses the rain that spreads on the glass’s hydrophilic surface, During this stage rain washes away the dirt, leaving almost no streaks, because hydrophilic glass spreads the water evenly over its surface.
Pros: Under the right conditions, meaning frequent sun and rain, or if hosed down regularly will reduce the cleaning cycle required of glass. The coating is stable and has a long life span.
Cons: Not good for any inorganic dirt or thick non-transparent deposits, such as paint or silicone, fingerprints, or dust produced during construction. Can only be on one surface of the glass. This glass also negatively reacts with silicone and will require specialist glazing. If damaged will require replacement of the glass. No onsite application is possible.
Hydrophobic Self-Cleaning Glass
The second type of self-cleaning is a type that is applied with a hydrophobic coating also known as having the “lotus effect” which refers to the very high water repellence exhibited by the leaves of the lotus flower. Dirt particles are picked up by water droplets due to a complex micro- and nanoscopic architecture of the surface which enables minimization of adhesion.
This form of glass works in a similar way to “Teflon” on a frying pan. It produces a non-stick surface and water will run off of this surface quickly and not streak. Glass despite looking like a smooth surface has on a microscopic scale, peaks and valleys which on untreated glass attract and deposit dirt and grime. The coating or applications of this type are silica based and create a nano scale film that covers these valleys or troths.
Pros: Works on organic and inorganic dirt alike. These type of coatings are scratch resistant and will reduces the need for use of chemicals in any cleaning required as dirt will easily wash off. This type of glass coating protects the glass from graffiti and paint. This type of coating can be reapplied on site if required.
Cons: This application, depending on the exact product, has a life span of 5 to 10 years in external conditions.
Cost wise the hydrophobic coatings and applications are usually about half the cost of the hydrophilic type glasses and so this is a pro in terms of the hydrophobic type.
The Reality of Self-Cleaning Glass
We would like to believe that there is a glass that cleans itself but it seems again that, like elsewhere in life, there usually is a compromise and “self-cleaning” should maybe be renamed into “lower maintenance” to limit customers surprise when they wake up to dirt on their glass that should have cleaned itself.
In summing up I can say that to date there still is no perfect self-cleaning glass per se, nor a glass that requires zero cleaning but there certainly are some great advantages to the use of these two types of glass products which will both greatly reduce the cleaning chore and cycle.