Striking glass balustrades supplied by Balconette add extra external space while opening up extensive countryside views at this unique self-built home in a rural location on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border. Construction of the four-bedroomed home near Peterborough took three years and it was completed in March 2020 just before the first national lockdown.
Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPFF) allows new dwellings to be built in the countryside where they are innovative or of exceptional quality of design and fit into the local ‘vernacular’.
Preferring the comfort of a handrail to lean on, they opted for Balconette’s innovative Aerofoil Glass Balustrade System with its wing-shaped handrail in Balconette’s proprietary Royal Chrome finish. A total of 23 metres of glass balustrading was installed for two main balconies, with outstanding results.
This unusual installation involved designing seven straight sections of the Aerofoil Glass Balustrade system to help create the spacious and enjoyable balconies. This system was designed to be attached to both the steel support posts and the brick wall.