The use of glass has established itself as a key element of contemporary architecture of buildings.  As a result of new technology and innovation, sustainable products can be produced using glass. It’s these qualities that make it an attractive material to use in construction as well as it’s practicality.

Glass offers the open living that people want today. Being transparent, it offers a two way view giving a sense of space where living and outside areas become one divided only by glass. It is also a more stable and resistant building material which is easy to clean and maintain. Here at Sunrock, we use glass for balustrades and balconies to improve and enhance the style, function and appeal of homes and commercial buildings.

Sunrock glass balconyGlass Balconies

There is no doubt that a glass balcony is a great way to improve both the look and functionality of your outdoor area whether it’s a patio, deck or small garden. Made from galvanized steel with an infinity glass balustrade these are designed and built specifically to suit your property.

 

 

 

Sunrock glass floorGlass Floors

Letting more light into the area below your balcony is another way to create openness too. Glass floors with glass wells integral to the balcony decking is one option, while the other is an entire glass floor made from laminated toughed glass. All glass floors are available in a variety of shades; clear, tinted or privacy etched and all have spot grip pads added as a safety feature.

 

 

Sunrock Juliet balconyGlass Juliet Balcony

A glass Juliet balcony can turn what could be considered a boring and unattractive façade into something really spectacular.  They offer unbroken views from your patio doors, French windows or bi-fold doors so when they are opened the light floods in. All this, knowing it is also offers complete safe too.

 

 

 

Let Sunrock make the difference you are looking for – Add style, function and appeal to your home and bring the outside into your home today. Get in touch – we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a job you have in mind.

Measuring and installing Juliet balconies

Important information for measuring and installing Juliet Balconies

Installing Juliet Balconies

When requesting a quote / ordering

We are always being asked:

  • How do I measure the opening for a Juliet Balcony?
  • On the day of installation what requirements/access will Sunrock need

Image A shows where to measure on your window opening – it is the distance shown by the green bar, from wall to wall.

juliet balcony opening measurement

Installation guidelines

On the day of installation, we will require you to meet with the engineers and provide access to the house and a power supply.
For installation, we will require an area the size shown in picture B to position lifting equipment. This area must be clear, level hard ground, while central to the juliet being installed.

juliet balcony installation quidelines

In addition, we will require clear access to a suitable parking space for the safe movement of the glass.
If you have any concerns regading any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Sunrock Installation team installing a Side fix Infinity Glass Juliet Balcony

installing glass juliet balcony

glass balustrades parapet walls

Glass Balustrades for Parapet Walls

The Infinity Glass UP

Sunrock are introducing the ‘Infinity Glass Up’– a new Glass Railing System specifically for topping low parapet walls. Therefore providing unobstructed views from patios, terraces and balconies with a minimal base giving maximum viewing.

The Infinity Glass Up base that holds the glass is only 80 mm high, and can accommodate glass up to 800 mm tall. As a result, this makes it very unobtrusive, as a way of fixing infinity glass balustrades on parapet walls.

The almost invisible base shoe creates an effect that is airy and light, although the glass railing system is actually extremely robust. It can resist linear line loads of up to 0.74 kN/m and has approval according to BS 6180.

Easy Installation

The design of Infinity Glass Up makes it a straightforward installation. The lightweight base profile is easy to position, and Q-railing’s ingenious Safety Wedge system makes for rapid mounting of the glass balustrades. In fact, we can carry out the entire installation process from inside the parapet – no scaffolding required!

The Infinity Glass Up includes the top-mount base shoe, matching end caps, and rubber sets for different glass thicknesses. Sunrock will install your glass railing project with ease – with suitable anchors for fixing, glass panels and if desired a U-profile caprail for a refined top finish. The base is currently powder coated to RAL9006 (white aluminium effect) so no additional cladding is required.

glass balustrades for parapet walls

Designed for: Indoor and outdoor use
Varieties: Top mount
Applications: Balustrades for parapet walls
Material: Aluminium powder coated RAL 9006
Infills: Glass up to 800 mm high
Glass thickness: 12 to 17.52 mm
Top finish: Cap rail, u-profile or Edge Protection

Benefits of Infinity Glass Balustrades for Parapet Walls:
Minimalist: A slimline base that maximizes the view
Easy: All mounting and adjustment takes place inside the balustrade
Quick: Q-railing’s unique Safety Wedge system for fast glass installation
Safe: Resists linear line loads of 0.74 kN/m with glass 16.76 mm thick
and 800 mm high
Flexible: Suitable for glass 12 mm to 17.52 mm thick and up to 800 mm high
Customisation: Bespoke profiles on request

glass railings parapet walls

See our other options for Infinity Glass Balustrades

frameless glass balustrades abersoch

Sunrock frameless glass balustrades create first floor balcony patio area for Abersoch property.

The Sunrock Team install frameless glass balustrades on an area between the two wings of this house in Abersoch, on the Lleyn Penninsula.

The frameless glass balustrades are 17.5mm laminate toughened glass with stainless steel buttons to fix the balustrades to the building.
Most noteworthy, Sunrock offer a 5 Year guarantee on all glass, steel and fixings.

For more details please see our frameless Infinity Glass Balustrades

aerial view frameless glass balustrades abersoch

Frameless glass balustrades between the 2 wings are virtually invisible from above

flat roof balconies

Flat Roof Balconies

Utilising the space which a flat roof building provides for a balcony, can bring a new dimension to your home.

At Sunrock we have installed glass balustrades on many flat roofs to create stunning outdoor spaces for our customers.

With the addition to our range of the Infinity Blok fixing for glass balustrades, which allows water to run of a flat roof, here are some ideas for your flat roof.

We have just taken these updated images

flat roof balcony

an ariel view of the flat roof balcony

ariel view flat roof balcony

The balcony has infinity glass balustrades with a stainless steel handrail together with decking from Millboard. See balcony decking options.

Many flat roofs have a rubber membrane – see our article on how Sunrock solve the problem of how to fix balustrades to Firestone Rubber Roofing, a single ply membrane used to waterproof a flat roof.

 

roof top glass balustrades liverpool signature living

Roof Top Glass Balustrades Liverpool Signature Living

Sunrock Balconies are installing Infinity Glass Balustrades in Liverpool on the roof of one of the Signature Living Hotel Apartment Buildings
This is a work in progress, with these images of the frameless infinity glass balustrades taken in August showing the panoramic views that will be on offer.

Infinity glass balustrades Liverpool Signature Living

Corner view

rooftop glass balustrades Liverpool Signature Living
You can see more information on infinity glass balustrades or please contact us

infinity glass balustrades liverpool

New balcony with covered area in Liverpool

Sunrock Balconies are installing infinity glass balustrades on this modern stylish balcony with covered area in Liverpool.

The balcony is a raised patio area built on a beautiful brick base with very attractive brick and pale stone steps leading up to it.

glass balustrades raised patio steps liverpool

The balcony’s covered area attached to the house, accessed from the full width sliding french doors.  Because of this the balcony has shade if necessary and can still be used on inclement days.

The infinity glass balustrades are face fixed and have a stainless steel handrail.

balcony with covered area in liverpool
For more information on Infinity glass balustrades and balconies in and around Liverpool and the North West, please contact us or request a quote

the landscape show

Sunrock Balconies at The Landscape Show

Sunrock have a stand at the International trade exhibition The LANDSCAPE Show at Battersea Park, London on September 19th – 20th 2017.

Showcasing our Glass Balconies and Glass Balustrades for country homes to city apartments, seaside houses to holiday cottages, from urban lofts and public spaces to commercial buildings and luxury hotels…

The new sensation of the indoor-outdoor experience can relate to all types of living spaces.

A quote from the show’s website states:

The boundaries have been broken. With weatherproof rugs, outdoor kitchens, showers on the terrace and sofas in the garden, the indoor spirit is flowing through our outdoor spaces and creating a new focus for architecture and technology.

The Landscape show is a trade event for landscape architects, garden designers and contractors. Furthermore it is a place to network and source market-leading products like our balconies and balustrades to use in high end projects.

Sunrock Balconies at the landscape show

 

Barry and Barrie on the stand E61

Visitors to the show include Garden Designers, Landscape Architects & Contractors, Architects, Facilities Managers, Groundsmen & Councils, Event Florists, Creative Directors, Garden Centres, Contract Gardeners, Hotels and Interior Designers

Sunrock Balconies at The LANDSCAPE Show are manufacturers and suppliers of bespoke balconies, Infinity glass balustrading systems and Infinity glass Juliet balconies. In addition we are showcasing the latest types of glass and stainless steel fixings, handrails etc with decking from Millboard.

There are also many other exhibitors at the show, flag stones to furniture, conservatories, water features and sundials. While others are providing planters, orangeries, sculpture, soil, plants, paving, as well as lighting, heating, trees and tools.

For more information on Bespoke Balconies and Glass Balustrades please Contact Us

ullswater boathouse balcony

Ullswater Boathouse Balcony update with Sunrock Infinity Glass Balustrades

On Ullswater, in the Lake District, Sunrock Balconies install Infinity Glass Balustrades on the balcony of a stunning stone Boathouse.  The balcony sits directly above the water and the boathouse actually stands in the lake.

Due to the challenge of the existing decking being so high we use 21.5mm rather than 17.5mm laminate toughened glass. Like all glass from Sunrock, it has a 10 year guarantee.

existing balcony decking sitting above frame

The update to the Boathouse balcony gives the occupants amazing views over Ullswater. This is because the infinity glass balustrades are completely frameless, beautifully engineered and ultra-modern.  As a result, they deliver a feeling of space, while at the same time providing a safety barrier compliant with regulations.

infinity glass balustrade ullswater
Furthermore from inside the Boathouse the view is just as good!
Lake District glass balustrades

In order to make the glass balustrade fit snuggly under the eaves of the boathouse roof, it is cut to fit.
glass balustrade cut out to fit under roof

For more information please Contact us or Request a quote

infinity glass balconies cornwall

Glass Balconies Cornwall

Sunrock Balconies South have completed this exciting installation of six infinity glass balconies Cornwall, in beautiful Looe.

Overlooking the East and West Looe river, these new build apartments now have stunning estuary views from each balcony, on all three floors.

Steel Balcony Frames

Sunrock design and install the full steel balcony frames together with millboard decking and under cladding.

infinity glass balconies looe cornwall

In addition the use of Infinity glass balustrades maximises the view of the river in all directions.

infinity glass balustrade looe cornwall

Therefore offering a complete design & build balcony service in and around Cornwall.

Please contact us for more information on having a glass balcony in Cornwall !