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 or even indoors as an architectural feature. Sunrock Infinity Glass Balustrades are beautifully engineered and ultra-modern. Completely frameless or built with stylish stainless-steel posts, they deliver a wonderful feeling of space.

Glass is very durable. It will not be affected by weathering such as rotting or fading. Sunrock balustrades without a handrail are manufactured with 17.5 mm laminated toughened glass. Those with a secure handrail will be 15mm toughened glass. All rails and fixings are matching marine grade 316 stainless steel which is particularly good if you are by the coast or have a swimming pool.  

So how do you keep Sunrock’s Infinity Glass Balustrades as beautiful as the day they were installed? It’s simple – clean them every few weeks and this will keep them looking amazing. It will also avoid the need for a deep clean and definitely no need for specialist cleaning.

Regular Cleaning

The best way to clean glass balustrades is to wipe them down regularly with a cloth just using clear warm water. Any watermarks can be avoided by drying the glass off with a towel or microfibre cloth.

If the water droplets have dried off leaving waterspots, these can be buffed away with the towel and won’t damage the glass.

Grime or Grit

If it’s been some time since the balustrades have been cleaned, or if there is heavy soiling such as dried mud, bird droppings or general grime, a small amount of washing up liquid in the warm water will help break this down. Used sparingly the detergent won’t damage the glass. Whenever this method is used, the balustrade should be wiped down with clear water afterwards to remove any residues of dirt and detergent

Grease or Stickiness

Got fingerprints? Don’t worry these are easy to remove too. Although they are more likely to occur on internal balustrading they could equally occur outside, particularly with young children around. By using a household class cleaner which has properties to break down grease and stickiness those fingerprints will soon disappear. We would recommend you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Scratches or Staining

For stainless steel posts or handrails which have not been maintained appropriately, they may have small scratches or staining on them. There are stainless steel cleaners which, used gently, can be purchased which are mildly abrasive so any marks or scratches can be diminished. Once again, we recommend you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and also do a small patch test on a hidden part of the rail.

No, No, No

Here’s what you should never do!

  • Never use sandpaper or wire wool
  • Never use any product that contains muriatic or hydrochloric acid
  • Never use chloride based products

If you follow the Sunrock guidelines here, you will be able to keep your balustrades looking fabulous and as good as new.

If you’d like to know more about our products or would like to talk through a project you have in mind, Sunrock Balconies has a dedicated team of experts who can help and advise you on all aspects of your project. Our aim is to help add function, style, and appeal to your home so get in touch today.

As a decadent looking material, glass has become very popular around the home. Indeed, the use of glass has established itself as a key element of contemporary architecture of buildings. 

New technology and innovation means that 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. It is no surprise therefore, that glass is now being increasingly used in alternative ways in and around the home, as well as in commercial settings.

Evidence suggests that people want open plan living in their homes. Being transparent, glass gives a real sense of space where internal living accommodation requires division for safety or stability or in external areas where safety is paramount but visual impact is equally important.

Being a more stable and resistant building material, which is easy to clean and maintain, glass is high on homeowners’ wish lists and architects plans. Here at Sunrock, we use glass for balustrading to improve and enhance the style, function and appeal of homes and commercial buildings both inside and out. Here’s how:

Garden Balustrading

Gardens, large or small need to be versatile. Depending on the size of the family, a garden may need a play area for children with a social space for entertaining and for relaxation as well as space for cultivating flowers and possibly vegetables.

One solution is to ‘slice’ up a garden to define the zones is to install glass balustrading so each area is separated physically but not visually.

A great example is a kids play area. Zoning it off with glass balustrading will keep them (and potential mess!) can be contained within this space but parents can still keep an eye on the children.

Balcony Balustrading

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.

Infinity Glass balustrading is a fabulous feature to provide a barrier without limited the views between your indoor and outside living areas. As a result, they deliver a wonderful feeling of space, providing a safety barrier as well.

Glass Canopy

How about an elegant way to shield your visitors from the elements? Installing a glass canopy outside your entrance provides this shelter whilst allowing light to filter into the building.

Dividers and Barriers

Glass balustrades are a great way to guide people as they walk around a building putting a physical barrier in place without blocking light or impairing spatial vision.

It’s very easy for people to get confused or disorientated in large open workplaces. Glass balustrades offer the solution to create markers for guidance particularly as they can also be privacy etched or frosted too. This is a great way to create modern feel.

They are also a great addition to staircases allowing full vision and an open aspect in the room.

Rooftop gardens require a safety barrier too but why block off the views! Infinity glass balustrading offers the solution to both safety and vision.

Swimming Pool Safety

Do you have a water feature in your garden? If so, you are not alone as many domestic gardens now have them from a small pond to a swimming pool or a hot tub.

One problem associated with these are accidents where the tragic reality of drowning is a risk to be avoided. In the UK there is no law which regulates fencing off swimming pools or ponds for safety purposes. However, an effective solution to this risk is to use glass balustrading to fence off the water and provide access through lockable gate. The transparency of the glass will ensure you can still enjoy the view.

Glass Floors

Have you got an area that could do with more light? Letting more light into the area below your balcony creates openness. 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. At Sunrock they are available in a variety of shades; clear, tinted or privacy etched and they all have spot grip pads added as a safety feature.

Stunning Home Accessory

All the above are practical uses but we also think glass balustrades are stunning features in their own right. They can be added within the home or garden just as a design feature giving it additional interest with a luxurious feel.

All in all, we believe glass balustrades are a worthwhile addition to any property. At Sunrock Balconies we offer glass balustrading make outdoor living rooms for your family to enjoy. We also provide internal balustrading. All are beautifully designed to your specifications. Sunrock balustrading can change your lifestyle and create a feeling of space from within as well as more living space outside, all compliant with UK building regulations.

Take a look through our product range to get some more ideas, or if you are ready for the next step then request a quote today.

If you’re still unsure, feel free to Get in touch – we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a job you have in mind.

When did you last check your balustrades – are they still safe?


Whilst adding style and sophistication to your outside or inside space, a balustrade also acts as a safety barrier.

Whether it’s made from glass, wood or metal the balustrade is positioned on the edge of a higher area where there is a drop, so it prevents falls and subsequent injury.


Wherever they are situated, staircase or balcony balustrades are popular. However, it can’t always be assumed that once installed they will continue to be safe and do the job they are intended for. Balustrades work by resisting the force and pressure of someone falling against it. It absorbs the impact so it shouldn’t budge but transfer the force through the entire balustrading. If any part of it moves, is indicates a weak point which will need to be repaired or replaced immediately.

What to Check

It is essential there is absolutely no movement on the balustrade or any of its component parts. Check for movement in the following way:

  • Whether you have glass or wooden balusters you must check to see if they are loose or move. They are designed to give strength and structure of the whole system as well as the physical barrier to stop people falling through it.
  • Check each post between the balustrades to ensure they are completely intact. Any missing fixings or screws need to be replaced urgently.
  • Handrails should not move when held.

It is important to check the materials used for any damage too:

  • Wooden balustrades tend to be made from Hardwood which is dense and strong and therefore hardy. However, it is susceptible to pests like woodworm. It can also attract algae and be affected by heavy weathering. Any damage to the balustrade will compromise its strength
  • Glass balustrades are usually made with toughened glass, so they are incredibly strong. This type of glass will chip not shatter. However, if it is severely damaged it could crack out from the centre of the impact. If there is any damage the strength of it will be compromised.
  • Stainless steel is rust-proof and aluminium also offers resistance to damp and rain. However, check the joints for any damage or movement and repair if any is found.
  • Check to see if there are any changes to components. Any clamps, brackets, welding, screws and fixings should be checked for damage, wear and tear and definitely no movement. If there is, replace them.

Does your Balustrade System meet Current Regulations?

A balustrade system could have been in place for a long time. Though they will have met the building regulations at the that time, they probably won’t meet current building regulations.

How Often Should I Check Balustrades?

External balustrades should be checked for damage after heavy storms or sustained bad weather. For interior balustrades, check on a frequent basis, especially if the balustrade is continually used. All balustrades should be checked for movement after an extended period of inactivity or where it has received impact or actually broke a person’s fall.

Whether you’re looking to replace your balustrades due to damage or you just fancy a change, Sunrock Balconies have the solution for you.



Sunrock’s Infinity Glass balustrades are not only the necessary safety barrier, but they are the ultimate design feature for breaking down visual barriers between your indoor and outside living areas. Beautifully engineered, ultra-modern and completely frameless, they deliver a wonderful feeling of space, while at the same time being compliant with regulations and extremely durable.

Have a look through our product range to get some ideas, or if you are ready for the next step then request a quote today. Alternatively get in touch – we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a job you have in mind.


It will soon be that wonderful time of year when we like to spend time relaxing or entertaining outside. But have you got the perfect deck on which to put your recliner or dining table and chairs?


Here at Sunrock, we completely understand if you’re put off by the high maintenance of traditional hard or softwood decking. After all, not everyone has the time or the desire to put in all the effort that’s required to clean and oil it every year. So, we have the perfect solution by offering you a range of low maintenance options that not only look fantastic but provide the longevity you’re looking for too.



Our main supplier is EcoDek – a decking system made from recycled materials. As a sustainable and low maintenance alternative to timber it offers the perfect decking solution.  Ecodek wood polymer composite (WPC) products are manufactured using a carbon-negative process, which means that its production actually removes carbon from the atmosphere. That’s why EcoDek is genuinely sustainable.



Here are your options:



Heritage deck boards are designed to reflect the appeal and beauty of natural timber whilst providing a much higher performance level than wood can offer. It has an attractive wood grain effect which brings the beauty of timber but without its flaws. It will not stain, warp, split or flake. As Heritage boards are coloured through the manufacturing process, the colour will remain consistent even after weathering.

Heritage boards are available in 5 colours; Pennine Millstone, Highland Basalt, Cornish Pebble, Brecon Shale and Welsh Slate.

EcoDek Advanced Technology (AT)

Having been developed specifically for decking boards, they have the appearance of natural hardwood timber but offer an alternative option where ribbed or grooved boards are required. Each board is exceptionally strong and can be used in a variety of construction projects. Being supremely slip resistant this just adds to its versatility.

EcoDek Heavy Duty (HD)

The attributes of this board make it highly suitable for commercial decking projects due to the ease of alignment and even dimensions. As with the other boards, the HD option is coloured through the manufacturing process so colour is maintained even after weathering plus even after being subjected to low temperatures it will not flake.

Both EcoDek AT and EcoDek HD are available in Dark Brown, Black, Pebble Grey, Light Brown and Slate Grey.




Sunrock decking offers you the solution for a year round, safely slip resistant deck which is also low maintenance. In addition, all balcony decking installed by Sunrock Balconies carries a 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee.



If you are looking for more inspiration, take a look through our product range to get some more ideas. if you’ve already decided and are ready for the next step then request a quote today.

If you would like more information we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a job you have in mind so get in touch today.

Let Sunrock transform your domestic or commercial outdoor area. We can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Juliet balcony systems offer enhanced aesthetics, make installation easy, require almost no maintenance, give the sense of security and, of course, are great value for money.

A Juliet balcony is a very narrow balcony or railing which sits just outside a window or pair of French doors on the upper storey of a building. Available in a variety of sizes, colours and styles, glass and/or stainless steel, the possibilities are endless with a Juliet Balcony, no matter the properties period.

Juliet balconies are becoming an increasingly common feature of many UK properties, both old and new. One of the primary reasons for this is that they can typically be installed without the need for planning permission. In many cases this can remove the need for an architect to be involved, reducing costs. In addition, the balconies can usually be bolted to an existing wall, making them quick, cheap and easy to install.

“Elegant Solutions To
Building Control Regulations”

Whilst a Juliet balcony does not expand the floor space of a property, it can help to change how you use an existing space. By replacing windows with much larger French doors, the room is filled with light, often making it feel larger and more pleasant.

Here at Sunrock Balconies, we offer a wide range of stunning Juliet Balconies that are designed to be fixed across an opening (e.g. patio doors, french windows, bi-fold doors etc). Take a look at some examples below:

Infinity Glass Juliet Balcony

Sunrock Juliet balcony


We design our Infinity Glass Juliet Balconies to deliver unbroken views from your patio doors, French windows and bi-fold doors. 

When you open your doors you can let the light flood in with the security of knowing you and your family are completely safe.

A Sunrock Infinity Glass Juliet balcony will add a stunning design feature to your property and delivers an elegant solution to fully comply with UK Building Regulations.

The Hanley Glass & Stainless Steel Juliet Balcony


This design encases toughened glass between beautifully finished stainless steel top and bottom rails with matching fixings. The Hanley is usually fixed either side of the door opening but in some cases, it can be fixed straight to the window frame.

Striking Design Feature – The Hanley Juliet balcony will add a striking design feature to your property and delivers an innovative solution to comply with UK Building Regulations.



The Barbican Juliet Balcony

Bespoke Glass and Stainless Steel Juliet Balcony North Wales


A Barbican Juliet balcony is custom designed for the exact requirements of your door opening. The Barbican Juliet features stylish stainless steel uprights with matching stainless steel engineered fixings throughout and can be installed with or without a handrail.

The Barbican Glass & Stainless Steel Juliet balcony offers a flexibility of design which means we can find attractive solutions to tricky installations while still complying with UK Building Regulations.


Can we help?

Sunrock Balconies can usually provide a quote for a Juliet Balcony with just a few pieces of information from you:

  1. Which Sunrock Balconies Juliet design do you want?
  2. What is the opening size?
  3. What floor is it on?
  4. What is the Juliet being fixed too? (e.g. brick, timber, blockwork, rendered brick etc)

Have a look through our product range to get some more ideas, or if you are ready for the next step then request a quote today.

Get in touch – we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a job you have in mind.

Summer 2018 was amazing wasn’t it? Were you able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine on your balcony or terrace?


Don’t have one but would like one? If so, you’ve come to the right place to get you started.

Here are some great tips!


Fit for Purpose

The first thing to think about is what you’re going to use it for. Is it just to sit on your own to read a book or a place to entertain friends and family with a full-scale BBQ? Once you’ve decided you can plan the rest.



There are many balcony and terrace flooring solutions out there. From Wooden decking, stone or slate to turf or even gravel. It’s all about budget and requirements – remember you’ll need a sturdy base for furniture or a BBQ. But we have a solution that can meet both.

Sunrock Balconies install all balcony decking using EcoDek, a 100% recycled product made from Wood Polymer Composite which carries a 25 year guarantee. It is virtually maintenance free (you still have to clean it) because it doesn’t host algae.

Depending on your setting, you may like to consider glass flooring  an alternative.


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You will want something beautiful that adds an architectural feature too. Our infinity glass balustrades break down the visual barrier between your indoor and outside living areas but will also connect them. The feeling of space you will gain cannot be beaten and it will provide an essential safety barrier compliant with regulations.

If your outside living space is higher up, adding a spiral staircase, steps or gates may also be something to think about.


Infinity glass balustrade Sunrock Balconies


Finishing Touches

Do you want a gas heater or firepit? Great if you want to use your space in cooler weather.

Deckchair, sunlounger or dining sets, wood or rattan, there is so much to choose from – the possibilities are endless.

Some twinkly lights or a lantern provide a warm glow or for more light solar powered LED lighting is an option.

Here at Sunrock Balconies our dedicated team of experts can help and advise you on making the right choice from the variety of options we have on offer. We are certain it will make the difference you are looking for to your property. Get in touch, we’d love to have a chat about your project.


Thinking about adding a balustrade to your balcony or terrace?

Consider glass balustrades first….. here’s why.



Adding a balustrade to your balcony or terrace helps to separate a space for outdoor living from your garden or other external areas. It also provides and essential safety feature if the area is raised and very often adds the perfect finishing touch to your project.

Balustrades can be produced from a variety of materials such as wood, stone, plastic, wrought iron or steelwire. But it’s our Glass Balustrades that we want to talk about here! We call them Infinity Glass Balustrades simply because that is what they offer – an infinity view. But that’s not all they offer – here’s what other qualities they can:

Add Style


Sunrock Infinity Glass Balustrades offer sophistication and elegance to your outdoor living space. They can transform your patio, balcony or terrace by allowing maximum light in plus an uninterrupted viewpoint. Our Infinity Glass Juliet Balconies provide the safety barrier you need for your family whilst at the same time allowing light to flood into your room.


Add Value


Having an Infinity Glass Balustrade installed is most likely to add financial value to your property.  The words ‘high end’, ‘luxury’ and ‘modern’ are all key words you can associate with our balustrades – words which are very often on the wish list of homebuyers looking for a modern finish and luxurious feel to their potential new home.


Sunrock Balconies glass balustrade


Add Versatility


The nature of glass ensures that it fits seamlessly into most indoor and outdoor designs. Sunrock Infinity Glass Balustrades are beautifully engineered, ultra-modern and can be completely frameless.  As a result, they deliver a wonderful feeling of space drawing the area beyond in and allowing light to flood in.


Sunrock Balconies glass balustrade


Add Durability


Believe it or not glass is very durable. It will not be affected by weathering such as rotting or fading. Our balustrades without a handrail are manufactured with 17.5 mm laminated toughened glass. Those with a secure handrail will be 15mm toughened glass. All rails and fixings are matching marine grade 316 stainless steel which is particularly good if you are by the coast or have a swimming pool.  All glass is certificated.


Add Simplicity


Forget about oiling timber every year or replacing rusty railings. Life is far too busy for that. Sunrock’s Infinity Glass Balustrades are the perfect solution offering a simple cleaning regime rather than time consuming and laborious maintenance.  All you have to do is wipe the glass over with a soft cloth using a mild detergent diluted in water. We’d suggest doing this every 1-2 months, depending on where you live and how the weather has been. Alternatively, how about asking your window cleaner to do it?

If you’d like to know more about our products or would like to talk through a project you have in mind, Sunrock Balconies has a dedicated team of experts who can help and advise you on all aspects of your project. Our aim is to help add function, style, and appeal to your home so get in touch today.


British Homeowners like nothing more than to carry out home improvements to add value, improve their living space and create kerb appeal.

But have you ever thought that it can also have a positive impact on your wellbeing too?


Here’s how:-


Safety First

If you have small children or pets you’ll be well aware of the dangers of a raised terrace or an unsafe balustrade. Sunrock’s Infinity Glass Balustrades and Juliet Balconies act as an attractive barrier to prevent accidents. They are built to UK Building regulations so your mind can be put at ease that your family will be safe.


The UK’s Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. They are developed by the Government and approved by Parliament to ensure the safety and health for people, including those with disabilities, going in or about those buildings.


As an example, we follow the main regulations for balustrades below:

  • Balustrade will be minimum 1100mm high from Finished Floor Level.
  • At 1100mm height there is no more than 25mm deflection with a load of 0.74kn.
  • There will be no gap in the balustrade that a 100mm diameter ball can fit through.
  • If there is no handrail then Toughened Laminated Glass is used to provide a barrier if one of the panes are broken.

Sunrock’s Infinity Glass Balustrades can transform a terrace from what could be an unusable space to one that will provide a safe area with the added benefit of being shielded from the wind.


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In addition, our new Infinity View Juliet Balconies provide a safe way to fill your room with light and fresh air too.


Sunrock Balconies infinity glass balcony and balustrades


Sunny Situation

We all love the sun – it has a huge impact on our mood and also boosts health and wellbeing. The vitamin D derived from sunlight boosts the immune system and UV promotes the production of serotonin which improves our mood and levels of energy. Our Infinity Glass Balustrades and Juliet Balconies allow large amounts of light to flood into the room compared to wooden fence or metal railing so they have a positive impact on your outlook in more ways than one!


Sunrock Balconies infinity glass balconies and balustrades


Feel at Home

For smaller gardens, our Infinity Glass Balustrades really come into their own. They are the ultimate design feature for breaking down visual barriers between your indoor and outside living areas. Beautifully designed they create a feeling of space from inside as well as providing more living space outside. This will help to change your lifestyle by giving you the opportunity to really maximise your garden, giving greater access to a pleasant and useful space so you can feel good about your home.


Sunrock Balconies infinity glass balconies and balustrades


Having read this you may want to tap into the feeling of wellbeing and let Sunrock Balconies 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.

There is a real threat to the supply of glass to the Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) industry. Some suppliers have found availability of some types of glass is limited or has been delivered late.

The price of glass is also a real issue not only for the suppliers but for customers wishing to buy glass products from them. Manufacturers will inevitably have to pass on their costs to their customers and this is a tricky situation for any industry.


Sunrock Balconies glass shortage blogWhat is the cause of the glass shortage?


Europe is going through a strong construction phase but at the same time key float lines have been closed down. Float lines are where sheets of glass are made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal which gives the sheet uniform thickness and a very flat surface. In the UK, very little glass is produced for own use, mainly because the larger firms have scaled back their production. As a result, we have to import a lot of glass from Europe which is adding demand to a dwindling supply.

In recent reports suggestion has been made that the shortage has been engineered to justify price increases. However, when there is a demand for a product that is short in supply, whether it’s deliberate or not, price is a genuine problem. It’s also been mooted that the IGU sector has kept prices artificially low in recent years. As prices rise therefore, those who have sold on price only, will now have no room to move. So, lack of supply and price may well see some of these companies closing because they cannot survive in such a market.

For the larger glass producers, the UK is not a very profitable market. Poor exchange rates and a slowed GDP (Growth Domestic Product) along with growth of European construction means they can make the commercial decision to actively focus on supplying glass to Europe and beyond. In other words, they can pick and choose who they supply to because glass is becoming a very valuable commodity.

For some the outcome could be very serious. If there is no glass to create their product, installation companies will have to source it elsewhere and pay the higher cost which could break them. However, if like Sunrock there is a strong and loyal business to business relationship between them then this provides a more positive outlook.


Plan don’t panic


This situation has been brewing for some time, but panic and speculation can have a detrimental effect on it too. So, it’s all about planning. Sunrock will ensure that stock is secured and allocated for orders already placed. For those customers who have had a quote we will honour all it for 60 days from its date. However, if you would like to proceed with a Sunrock order, we suggest you place it as soon as possible to lock in current prices. We can then ensure the components are reserved as well as maintaining the price.

If your quote has expired, please contact us

Here at Sunrock Balconies our dedicated team of experts can help and advise you on all aspects of your project. Our aim is to help add function, style, and appeal to your home so get in touch, we’d be happy to answer any questions or discuss a project you have in mind.



Sunrock Balconies prides itself on offering a complete end to end service. From design to quotation to full installation we will work with you to get the best results for your balcony project.


We design the balcony to fit the exact dimensions specific to your home. The very nature of this means that every single Sunrock product from the smallest Juliet to a full Balcony Frame is custom designed for your property, then made absolutely bespoke to your specifications.

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Our guarantee is that all Sunrock Balconies, Balustrades and Juliet Balconies are designed to pass UK Building Control regulations. For some projects, however, you may need to get planning permission if you want to make a major change to your building. We’d always advise you to check with your local authority if your project will require planning permission.


If required, Sunrock can provide planning drawings for £750 + VAT. This is a significant saving compared to commissioning an architect and/or structural engineer to do the same thing. In addition, if you order the balcony from us we’ll discount your final invoice by £250 + VAT so the real cost for planning drawings is £500 +VAT.


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We’ll survey your property and provide a full set of drawings to enable you to submit them to the planning authority.  Planning Drawings are a set of simplified drawings that:

  • Illustrate the scope of works
  • Indicate the proposed materials
  • Provide a scalable plan for planning authority to determine overall size of proposal
  • Can include a Site plan, General Arrangement plans, Elevations and basic section through building


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Sunrock Balconies planning drawing


Sunrock Balconies offer lots of options to make the difference you are looking for in your property. So, we invite you to add style, function and appeal to your home and to Get in touch with us today – we’d be very happy to answer any questions or discuss a project you have in mind.