Construction is changing, there is a move away from traditional building materials such as brick and stick frame construction towards more progressive materials that are energy efficient and easy to recycle.

 

Glass is an excellent example; it lets in more light and reduces power bills – it can also be broken down easily after use.

If you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, it’s worth considering the innovations in glass technology as it offers some exciting potential. And if you have space for a balcony, make it a glass one that adds more value to your home.

 

Building Trends

 

Nowadays, there is a trend towards sustainability and efficiency in home construction. This is partly down to the cultural demand for more sustainable homes with less environmental impact and a smaller carbon footprint. It’s also down to government initiatives in the same direction.

In response, the construction industry has adapted its approach and introduced new materials that fit the grade. Glass is one example. Using more glass in home construction allows more natural light into the home reducing power bills. Glass is also sustainable and easy to recycle.

 

The Benefits of Glass

 

Whether it’s more windows in your home, a skylight, or a glass balcony, using more glass in the construction of homes adds value and contributes to sustainability. Glass not only adds beauty to your home it also absorbs, refracts, and transmits light that can be used intelligently to increase comfort in the home and reduce energy consumption.

That’s not all; glass can be adapted in various ways to improve its performance. Windows, for instance, can be double glazed to reduce the amount of heat lost from home, and a glass balcony can help you save on carbon-producing building materials. They also let more light into the home.

 

Glass Innovations

 

Recent times have seen innovations in glass construction since the material offers such excellent sustainability potential. One example is sun protection glass which is made using a metallic overlay. This glass allows sunlight to enter the room without heating it up – it does this by retaining 80% of the infrared heat rays.

Another excellent innovation in glass technology that is still in developmental stages is the transparent solar cell. These solar cells will be built into the glass and provide the majority of energy for your home. A glass balcony that uses this technology only extends the power you can generate – and you can always sell the surplus back to the grid.

 

Glass Balconies

 

If you have space for a balcony in your home, it makes sense to build one. A balcony gives you extra floor space and an additional outdoor area that can be used for relaxing and socialising.

But why settle for a conventional brick balcony that blocks out the light.

Glass balconies allow more light into your home and more openness into your life. When you open the curtains in the morning, you can see far and wide instead of feeling blocked off and restricted. Furthermore, glass balconies are eco-friendlier and more progressive.

 

Get in touch today if you are thinking of installing a balcony in your home and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

This blog post discusses the importance of sourcing a compliant glass balustrading system for your building.

Balustrades are an essential safety feature on many buildings, but they must meet all the standards to ensure that they do not present any danger to those who use them. This blog post will discuss some of the critical points you need to look out for when searching for a compliant balustrade system.

Facts about glass balustrading

  • Lengths of glass balustrades must be between 1200mm-1500mm. So it’s 2008m long, how many metres are there in that length?
  • Glass posts should wrap around the entire post and extend at least 50cm past the end. What is this called when you have a square or rectangle piece of wood at an end-post?
  • Glass balustrade posts should be more than 900mm apart. How many metres are there in that distance before you start walking again?

Infinity glass balconies are splendid decorations to add to your home. If you are interested in Infinity glass balustrades, you should check out Sunrock Balconies for more information.

Keep reading to learn the tips for sourcing the best glass balustrading systems.

Building Regulations for Glass Balustrades

The building regulations play an essential role when sourcing a glass balustrade system. As mentioned earlier, some regulations include that the glass balustrades must be 1200mm-1500mm in length. In addition, the posts must extend 50cm past the end of the post and should not be more than 900mm apart.

The types of materials that you can use for a compliant glass balustrade system also varies, but you need to check whether they meet these requirements.

Conformity To BS 6180:2011

The BS 6180:2011 is a standard that covers the design and construction of glass balustrades in buildings. Your contractors need to meet the required standards when designing, constructing, or installing all types of building materials, including metalwork for windows and doors, steel frames, aluminium glazing systems as well as staircases, and others.

Wind Load and Structural Calculations

You must take the wind load into account when designing a compliant glass balustrade system. It would help if you also considered the structural calculations to ensure the safety of those who use it and that it is structurally sound enough for all types of weather conditions.

How Suitable Are the Materials Being Used for the Location and Building?

Glass balustrades are suitable for most types of buildings, but you need to make sure that the materials you use suit the location and type of building. For example, experts do not recommend using steel in coastal areas due to corrosion risk factors such as salt spray and seawater containing corrosive metal.

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

 

 

Your living space should give you a sense of calmness while at the same time be pleasing to the eye.

Glass fences are excellent in achieving serenity because you can see further than when you have wooden barriers. Therefore, when you compare wooden fences with glass fences, you will find that the glass maximises your space.

You can even have a living space arrangement in your backyard if you so desire. The idea is to fence it with glass panels to make it lively and outstanding. You can use glass fencing in:

  • Swimming pool area
  • Balconies
  • Gardens
  • Backyard

Benefits of Glass Fencing

If you love the outdoors, infinity glass balustrades on your balcony will make your viewing worthwhile. But, other than having a pleasant view, glass fencing will give you the following benefits.

 

Durability

Purchasing quality fencing glass will serve for a very long time. You will not be in the habit of replacing the fence periodically. Buying durable glass will be cost-effective in the long run. You will use the infinity glass for many years because the glass panel is long-lasting.

 

Maintains views without obstruction

When you sit outside, the fencing glass will give you a clear view of your surroundings, and you can sit down and enjoy your vicinity.

 

Easy to maintain

You can be worried about the cleanliness status of your fences, but fences such as infinity glass balustrades will not accumulate a lot of dirt. The reason is that the panels are raised from the ground giving you little work when cleaning.

 

Bespoke designs

Do you like projects that are to your liking? Then, infinity glass will be an excellent fit for you. Depending on the particular space that you need fencing, either on balconies or in the garden, you will receive a bespoke design to your liking.

 

Ensure the safety of your children

Glass fences come in either frame or frameless glass panels. In addition, there are options such as posts, handrails, and even base tracks to keep your mind at ease.

 

Increase property value

The fact that glass panels are see-through, your home will have an aesthetic contemporary, and modern vibe. So, you can be sure of admirers who want to gaze at your house and wish they could have such.

 

Maximise your space

Glass fences offer an unrestricted view in every area that you install. In your garden, they can make your gardening space look enormous because sunlight can stream in without any inhibitions. But, of course, you can always install glass panels in small areas to make them appear larger.

 

At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications.  We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers.  We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

 

 

 

As a homeowner that possesses a balcony on the outside, you’re probably going to want to customise and personalise as much as you can.

 

As you sit or stand in this area of your home, you’re going to want to look and feel as pretty as possible. There’s something poetic and classy about owning a home with a balcony.

 

A Juliet balcony, in particular, holds a lot of significance due to where the name was derived from all those years ago. If you have one of these in your home, then you’re going to want to decorate it to the best of your ability to ensure you enjoy it and make it look like the most beautiful addition, here are a few fabulous ways to decorate it:

 

Create A Lovely Seating Area 

 

The Juliet balcony in your home is supposed to provide a lot of luxury. You won’t just be standing and leaning up against it when you look out of it. So, why not place down a few comfy chairs and pretty tables? You could create a small reading area or a sitting area for you and others to frequent in. You might even want to place down a desk and use this area as a study.

 

Add Plants

 

You can spice pretty much everything up with plants and other kinds of greenery. Plants obviously thrive on light and will benefit from being placed by the balcony. Potted plants would provide a handsome look, but you could also opt for vines and similar vegetation running up and around the window space on the outside too.

 

Paint The Window Frames To Match Or Go With The Balcony

 

In order to really make the balcony pop, you should focus on the colours of the windows and the balcony itself. Colour psychology is huge and really should be considered. When everything is lit up in the evenings, for instance, the contrasting colours of the frame and the balcony can make the entire area look beautiful. A firmly and expertly painted surround can make everything shine.

 

Make your Juliet balcony the Centre Of Attention

 

Don’t just use it as an added extra in the home. If the Juliet balcony is bang in the centre of the room, then it’s going to be the most noticeable feature in the room. The same applies when looking at the home from the outside. Ensure you have the balcony in the centre if you have only one. If you have two, make sure you place them evenly and symmetrically by each other.

 

At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms and Juliet Balconies using infinity glass designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

 

 

As part of developing strong business relationships with our customers Sunrock Balconies like to receive feedback. It’s always good to receive positive comments because it reflects the hard work and commitment of our team and the high standards of service and products we provide to our customers.

Here’s some recent feedback received following a project we completed in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. We installed a bespoke infinity balustrade, overcoming technical issues associated with a timber frame property to adhere to building regulations whilst at the same time achieving the design brief.

‘I would thank you and your team for the professional manner in which the works were completed, the really good communications and a glass balcony balustrade that looks amazing. I would particularly thank you for your practical understanding of the build required at pre contract stage and the design parameters outlined.’

Take a look at the finished project….

 

 

 

 

Sunrock Balconies is synonymous with high standards, outstanding customer service and equally as important, high quality products too. This feedback clearly demonstrates our commitment on all these levels.

We create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

Sunrock Balconies would like the opportunity to prove we can do this for your next home improvement project. If you are you looking for an exceptional professional provider of infinity glass balconies or Juliet Balconies, Sunrock Balconies will be pleased to help.

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

Sunrock have just completed a stunning feature Infinity Air project. And it goes without saying our client is thrilled with the end result are we!

 

The construction features a state of the art base glass clamp which gives a modern and airy design characterised by its geometric form.

The base glass clamp is designed to reflect an open aspect giving the impression of the glass floating. Elegant and contemporary, they offer maximum transparency and light.

As a result of the open design of the base glass clamp, the glass panels appear to float. Simplicity is its beauty along with its concept all of which ensure maximum transparency allowing light to flood in. The connectors also provide elegance ensuring an eye-catching result.

Further features include:

  • Inventive design allowing installation inside the glass balustrade – no need for external scaffolding
  • Resistant to line loads of up to 0.74 kN/m
  • Base clamp and top glass connector designed to complement each other
  • Base Clamps can be halved for end solutions
  • A handrail connector allows for 60x20mm profile handrail to be added quickly and neatly if required

 

Here’s the progression of the job in pictures!

 

 

 

 

The Infinity Air system is the new trend setter. The unique form will surely enhance the interior of private homes and the ultra-modern design goes well with traditional timber, both old and new. Also, look out for the Infinity Wall system coming soon!

Sunrock Balconies can help you achieve an equally stunning feature in your home. We create indoor glass balustrade features as well as outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers.  We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk. Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

If you are looking for different ways to enhance your home, one thing you should consider is one of a variety of infinity glass balconies. They all offer similar benefits and each have unique characteristics.

 

Juliet Balcony

A Juliet Balcony is a barrier or guarding that is situated on the exterior of full-height French doors which are installed on the first floor or higher.
It does not lead to a balcony.

Benefits

  • Increased light that floods into your home.
  • Increased safety in your home to allow the doors to be opened safely
  • Stylish home enhancement

 

Infinity Glass Balcony

This is a balcony surrounded with Infinity Glass Balustrades.

Benefits

  • Enjoy an uninterrupted view from your balcony
  • Easy maintenance
  • Increased kerb appeal

Infinity Glass and Stainless Steel Balcony

This is a balcony edged with Infinity Glass Balustrades supported by stainless steel posts with or without a handrail.

  • A practical way to enjoy the views from your balcony
  • Easy to maintain
  • A stunning addition to your home

Call in the experts

 

There are many benefits associated with a Balcony installed in your home. At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass, including Juliet Balconies, all designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

Balcony gardens are the ideal way to transform your outside space. In fact, there’s a lot you can do with even a smaller area.

You can create a beautiful and sensory space in every season. Balcony gardening is not without its challenges, but with the right tips and tricks, your balcony garden can actually be fairly low-maintenance.

 

Optimise the space available with pots and hanging arrangements. You could even revamp your balcony with infinity glass. Infinity glass balustrades will allow you to show off your creation and you can enjoy the views. Here are a few more useful tips for balcony gardeners.

 

Practical plants

 

It’s important to consider the practicalities of balcony gardening. Whereas you’ll have less to worry about in terms of messy soil, weeds, and pests, you’ll have to factor in sunlight and watering complications. Before you set up any plants, think about how you’re going to water them and where the water will drain. If you need to rely on a watering can, make sure you’re willing to put the effort in for the number of plants you want. Choose practical plants that will grow in the conditions you have.

 

Create a sensory space

 

A balcony is a perfect place to sit outside, so you want it to be a sensory space. Fragrant plants close to the house will provide wonderful scents. Think about lighting options as well. Your balcony garden needs to be visually stimulating even during the evening. Add plenty of colours and textures to make your space as appealing as possible, and it’ll be an ideal place to relax.

 

Work with the conditions

 

If your balcony is in the sun, you’re in luck, but you might want to create some shade with tall plants or trellis. If the views from your balcony are not great, then this will solve the problem as well. On the other hand, if you want to see out of your balcony you could maximise your views with infinity glass balustrades.

 

Welcome wildlife

 

There’s no reason why you can’t make your balcony garden a haven for wildlife. You’d be surprised how many beautiful birds and insects you can attract with pollen and nectar-rich flowers. You could even DIY your own bird feeder. If you have room, providing a water supply such as a miniature pond or fountain will also welcome wildlife.

 

Show off your space

 

Infinity glass makes an incredibly stylish addition to balconies of any size. As well as giving it a sleeker more elegant finish, infinity glass allows much more light to enter your balcony. This is ideal for cultivating plants, flowers, and even vegetables.

 

Infinity glass balustrades can be custom-made for your balcony and will even add value to your home. It’s the ultimate feature for breaking down barriers with the outside world, delivering a wonderful feeling of space. Bring the outside in this year with infinity glass balustrades.

 

At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications.  We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers.  We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

 

 

Your balcony is the perfect place to relax and unwind, so ideally it should be a private space.

There are plenty of ways to create a private balcony that will also help accentuate its unique design. You can block views using temporary solutions such as tall plants and privacy screens. These are ideal if you want to combine beautiful infinity glass balustrades with attractive accessories.

You don’t necessarily need to make changes to the structure. Instead, find ways to incorporate your privacy solutions into the atmosphere you want to create, whether it’s a sensory garden or tropical paradise. Here are a few ways to increase privacy on your balcony.

 

Planting

 

 

There are several types of plants which will add privacy to your balcony as well as a lovely touch of greenery. Climbers, such as jasmine for example, are perfect. Jasmine will also fill your balcony with a gorgeous scent. You could build a vertical garden using a trellis or recycled wood and the climbers will grow upwards. Another simple solution is to plant small trees in pots and strategically position them to block curious looks. Don’t forget to prune your privacy plants at the top to allow in plenty of sunlight.

 

Privacy screens

 

Privacy screens are a stylish solution, and you can choose the design that best suits the overall look you want to create. There are plenty of designs available and you can choose between fabric to bamboo or even faux ivy. Privacy screens are practical as well as attractive and can be moved around according to the weather and time of day. Privacy screens often attach to railings or come as portable on their own rail. The movable type will work as a good combination with infinity glass or walled balconies.

 

 

Storage

 

You can create extra storage on your balcony which will also add privacy. Upturned crates or used wooden pallets nailed together actually make a lovely shelving unit. The gaps between the wood will allow the light through but provide enough coverage. You could decorate the shelves with a few smaller plants and eye-catching accessories. Sturdy rattan or wicker boxes can double up as seating, as well as adding privacy. You can set them up at the side of the balcony and use them for outdoor storage.

 

Trellis

 

A garden trellis will give your balcony a beautiful backdrop. There are many types to choose from. You can attach climbing plants such as ivy for a traditional look or choose a wooden trellis with an abstract or unique design. Trellis is made with the intention of adding privacy while still letting the light through, so they’re ideal for your balcony.

 

No matter how small your balcony is, it has plenty of design potential. Whether you have an open space with modern infinity glass balustrades, or more traditional railings, you can find creative ways to add privacy. If you would like more tips and advice on how to create the perfect balcony with infinity glass, check out the blog.

 

At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications.  We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers.  We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

 

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

 

 

 

If you are looking for different ways to enhance your home, one thing you should consider is a Juliet Balcony.

This is a barrier or guarding that is situated on the exterior of full-height French doors, which are installed on the first floor or higher, which do not lead to a balcony.

There are a number of different benefits that are associated with having a Juliet Balcony installed in your home, including the following:

Increase the amount of light that floods into your home

This is one of the major benefits that is associated with having an infinity glass Juliet Balcony installed. This will enable you to let a large quantity of light into your home, without the safety of your business or home being compromised in the process. If you want to create a home that is bright and airy, a Juliet balcony is a worthy addition. You can also open up the space when the warm weather appears and enjoy incredible views from the comfort of your own property.

Increase the levels of safety in your home

Not only can you increase the amount of light that is able to flood into your home, but you will also be able to enhance the safety and security that your home is able to provide as well. This is especially important if you have pets or small children within your home, as large doors or windows could easily present a security risk. Instead, if you decide to get a Juliet balcony installed, you are going to be able to open your windows and doors during the summer months without having to fret about the risk of a potential accident.

Increase the beauty of your home

A final factor to consider is that an infinity glass Juliet balcony can help you to boost the aesthetic appeal of your home. There are plenty of different styles and types of Juliet balconies available each of which offers a unique look that can enhance the beauty and feel of your home.

Steel is the material that is most commonly used, offering an aesthetically pleasing and strong addition to your property. Whether you have an old period home or you have a more modern and contemporary property, you can use a Juliet balcony to add heaps of beauty to your home. Not only will this make your property a pleasure to be in, but it also means that you can improve the value of your home in the process as well its curb appeal.

Call in the experts

To conclude, there are a lot of benefits that are associated with having a Juliet Balcony installed in your home. At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass, including Juliet Balconies, all designed to your specifications.  We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers.  We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk.  Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.