Sapphire’s offsite balcony system with glide-on connectors has enabled all 20 balconies for one of the new apartment buildings at North London’s Woodberry Down to be delivered and installed in a single day.
With the building prepared the pre-assembled balcony units, complete with glass balustrades and sub-deck, were transported to site ready for fixing to the façade using the system’s innovative connectors. Sapphire’s fast-track solution saved the housebuilder time, labour and crane hire charges. In addition, Sapphire designed special first-fix bracketry to suit the apartment building’s timber frame construction.
Aimed specifically at the high-rise housebuilding sector, Sapphire’s patent-protected glide-on balcony system makes it simpler, faster and more cost-effective to provide high quality balconies for residential projects like Woodberry Down. Manufacturing and assembling apartment balconies in its factory allows Sapphire to maintain a high degree of quality control. In addition, Sapphire’s offsite solution helps minimise site time and associated costs, such as scaffolding and crane hire, and product quality is kept consistently high compared with completing more of the work on site.
Balconies for the apartments at Woodberry Down incorporate glazed balustrades from Sapphire’s Crystal® range. The structural glass panels are combined with a stainless steel top rail which enhances the minimalist appearance whilst offering high corrosion resistance. Being a frameless balustrade system, Crystal® requires no vertical support posts so residents can enjoy clear views over the capital.
View Handrails and balustrades: Crystal Product Entry