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Balustrade over membrane case study – a new build in rural Lancashire

Mini Post Frameless Balustrade

Our Mini-Post frameless glass balustrade has recently been installed on a the membrane balcony. This has been achieved to maintain the looks of the beautifully designed new build in rural Lancashire.  The site was previously a brick bungalow. Due to a growing family, our client wanted to extend the property.  However, once the necessary surveys and inspections were complete, structural problems were highlighted. Because of this the architect has advised our client that she may as well “knock it all down and build from scratch”.  This is where our clients journey began with the following six months proving to be physically and emotionally trying, yet rewarding period.  She watched the demolition of her home from the static caravan she bought to live in for the duration of the project.

Taking this advice from her architect, she says living on site was the best decision she had made.  From start to finish, so many options were presented which required urgent decision making between all parties involved.  To be present when these decisions were being made was of critical importance to our client. She comments that it’s the best advice she can give for anyone planning their own new build.

A balustrade design to enhance the build

The balcony overlooks a large garden and opens up from a spacious lounge area.  This will be perfect for entertaining family and friends. This is especially applicable during the Spring and Summer months.  With a length of 7.5 metres and a width of 1.5 metres, there is plenty of space to include some outdoor dining furniture and seating.  The Mini-Post glass balustrade has enabled unobstructed views for everyone to enjoy due to its frameless design.  It consists of 13.5mm toughened glass, a stylish stainless steel slotted handrail. The glass is supported on 2205 grade stainless steel edge mounted Mini Post glass clamps.

Whilst this has created an aesthetically beautiful design, the balustrade also meets all building regulations. This design offers superior corrosion resistance, and is CE marked. Because of this our customer is reassured that they have a frameless glass balustrade that is designed to last.  We offer varying thicknesses of glass in this system from 12mm to 17.5mm. All these options meet the various requirements that depend on where a balustrade is to be installed.

Installing a deck and balustrade over a waterproof membrane

Our RESORTDECK composite decking has been installed over a waterproof membrane using our QWICKBUILD aluminium subframe structure. This has been prefabricated at our warehouse prior to being delivered to site in order to reduce installation time.  Quick and easy installation with the use of Qwickclips (hidden clips). These fasten the board to the frame without the need for any nails or screws.  This has provided our customer with not only a neater finish, but a safer one too.

Available in four colours, RESORTDECK is our most advanced composite decking system yet. Offering incomparable durability and safety due to its UV, moisture, scratch, stain, and slip resistance. Furthermore, our customer can be rest-assured that her new deck won’t rot, splinter or crack. It also won’t loose its natural aesthetic look over the coming years.  This require minimal maintenance including the mini-post frameless glass balustrade. This low maintenance solution is a real winner for our customer who is delighted!

“We are extremely happy with the balcony, both design and build quality. The people working on site were at all times courteous and left everything neat and tidy after they had finished. Thanks again for designing and constructing a balcony which certainly adds to the overall ‘wow’ factor of the house”!

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