Glass Balustrade in Isle of Thanet, Kent
March 2021

Café culture doesn’t get much closer to the sea than here in Westgate-on-Sea where your coffee cup, or dining out experience, is just a few metres from the waves.

Taking advantage of this enviable position is owner Alan Dolan’s West Bay Café which has undergone extensive renovation, including the installation of nearly 40 metres of glass balustrade manufactured and supplied by Balconette.

Terrace Glass Balustrade

Reopened on completion of building works, the café on the West Bay Promenade now boasts a first-floor restaurant extension on top of the original single-storey property.

Making the most of views to the Isle of Thanet and beyond, the cantilevered balcony structure is framed with Balconette’s innovative Aerofoil Glass Balustrade System. Particularly suitable for busy, public areas, such as restaurants and retail areas, the system combines inherent strength with the visual beauty of glass to create wide runs of glass balustrading.

Aerofoil Glass Balustrade

The system designed for West Bay Café was made to withstand the required 1.5 kilo-Newton loading for public areas. Completing the aesthetics of the Aerofoil System with its wing-shaped handrail, base track and posts was Balconette’s proprietary Royal Chrome finish.