As planning had already been approved for this Upton Park project the balcony design had to be kept in line with the original drawings.
Speed of install was very important because the balconies used previously elsewhere on the scheme had been particularly slow to install.
To keep in line with the details of the planning permission soffits were excluded resulting in a unique design to the underside of the balconies.
The balconies arrived prefinished ready to Glide-On™ to pre-erected support arms quickly and easily.
Some were installed in as little as 6 minutes, making the on-site programme much more efficient. Sapphire’s Rigid.Ready.Right. guarantee was highly commended by Barratt East's MD, who was thrilled to receive a goodwill guarantee refund and was pleased with the product and service.
The site manager at Barrett Homes had this to say: “[Balcony install was] quicker than [we] thought. They timed the first one and it was only 6mins and much safer than bolt on balconies”
Step 1 - The scheme used cast-in Shoeck anchors to provide a thermal break and Sapphire’s brackets connected directly to these, taking the bracket from the thermal break within the cavity to outside of the finished façade.
Step 2 - Cassette® balconies were preassembled offsite, including the balustrades & decking.
Step 3 - Cassette® balconies were transported on lorry trailers with a custom lorry plan to optimise efficiency. Balconies were pre-slung offsite ready for installation upon arrival.
Step 4 - Once lifted into position, the Cassettes® simply Glide-On™ to the pre-erected support arms, before completing the simple mechanical fixings.