Sapphire Balconies work has been utilised on Ocean Estate site H, part of an award winning £50 million regeneration scheme in Stepney Green.
Ocean Estate was once one of the country’s most deprived neighbourhoods and the scheme aimed to rejuvenate the area into a safe, pleasant place to live in.
Balconies on this project were unique with the use of aluminium panels not only to the sides of the balcony, but the front too. This provides additional privacy and security to residents whilst maintaining the added light and views offered by the laminate glass panels.
The project had high standards and required unique details to deliver homes that were just right down to the finest details.
The client required a bespoke wide handrail and a very specific high gloss level to the powder coating on the aluminium panel balustrades and soffits. The use of front and side aluminium panel balustrades was a first for Sapphire and brought a unique look to the project.
The project also featured winter gardens which needed to match seamlessly with the balconies.
Sapphire designed the wide handrail to the client’s exact specification.
Glide-On™ balcony Cassettes® arrived on site prefinished with high gloss aluminium panel balustrades and soffits safely nested to protect them during transit.
To ensure uniformity across the project the high gloss powder coating on the aluminium soffits and balustrade panels was matched to the colour of the winter gardens. This coordination between the supplier of the winter gardens and Sapphire gave a seamless finish to the building with the benefits of the Glide-On™ system.
Step 1 - Cast in anchors were cast into the slab & incorporated thermal break connections offering superior rigidity to the balconies.
Step 2 - Cassette® balconies were preassembled offsite, including the balustrades, decking & soffits.
Step 3 - Cassette® balconies were transported with balconies ‘nested’ onto each pallet making transport both cost effective & safe. Balconies.
Step 4 - Once lifted into position, the Cassettes® simply Glide-On™ to the preerected support arms, before completing the simple mechanical fixings.
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