Sapphire developed a bespoke mixed powder coating for the fascias and soffits at Queenshurst to blend seamlessly with the façade detail of the building.
Queenshurst, at the former Kingston Gas Works site, had a unique stone effect band that wrapped around the building. This band needed to look like actual stone to compliment the facade and total building envelope. This project included a range of projecting and inset balconies, as well as some corner balconies. The majority of the balconies had frameless glass balustrades, all except one elevation which included gold coloured solid side panels.
Sapphire’s purpose-made solution to achieve the required effect is an example of their bespoke yet simple innovation to overcome client needs whilst meeting the client's requirements. Glide-On™ balconies are manufactured offsite meaning bespoke sizing adjustments can be manufactured accurately in a quality-controlled factory. The corner balconies at Queenshurst were not the typical 90° angle and the bespoke angle requirements were successfully designed and manufactured to ensure install could be completed quickly and accurately.
Step 1 - Balcony bespoke design and GRC effect power-coating created meeting client expectations for the stone effect band on the façade.
Step 2 - Sapphire anchors incorporating thermal breaks are cast-in to the slab and 1-piece steel arms connected to anchor.
Step 3 - Balconies are manufactured at Sapphire's Thetford production facility and then assembled and stored at their Winchester facility.
Step 4 - Using Sapphire's innovative Counter Balance Lifter (CBL) balconies were installed rapidly, with installers safely inside the apartments, and without need to install soffits afterwards.
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