Q-railing have created high end designer balconies across two floors at the luxurious Brimstone Hotel in the Lake District.
A single sheet of glass spans all 16 balconies – or so it appears… Glass fascias were the obvious choice for maximum light and visibility. However, traditional balustrades, often used to connect each glass sheet, would have interrupted the visual field. Easy Glass Slim was specified to eliminate this problem.
Q-railing specified a bottom mounted channel and 15mm of heat-soaked, toughened glass. Historically, toughened glass has been a concern for architects because on extremely rare occasions, spontaneous breakage can occur. To combat this all glass was heat-soak during manufacture.
Easy Glass Slim’s water drainage channel will protect the strength of the balconies over time and because water won’t pool, guests will be able to use their balconies all year round. The Brimstone’s contractors didn’t need to make fitting adjustments on-site.
Easy Glass Slim is manufactured so that all parts fit together neatly - installation of all 116 metres of balcony took just 2 weeks, with the glass taking only one day for each floor.
The balconies didn’t need to be installed until the end of the project as Q-railing manufacture a dry-fit system. This helped to avoid potential damage to materials as they didn’t need to be installed until wet work was complete