Imagine tossing and turning in your bedroom or living room sofa and daydreaming about the beautiful outdoor view, with a gentle breeze caressing your skin.

This daydream can become a reality if your home comes with a balcony; there’s no need to sweat it out indoors all the time.

Allow yourself to enjoy your outdoor space by creating a seamless blend between your indoors and outdoors. It doesn’t matter the size of balcony you have (whether a generously sized deck or a tiny patio), it is possible to spruce it up to add lustre to your home, creating the intimacy and comfort you desire. Are you lacking inspiration for your balcony? We’ve got some ideas for you.

A touch of glass

There are few things more relaxing than taking a break on your balcony, enjoying the outside view, and watching the rest of the world go by, with your favourite drink by your side. If you love to enjoy your exterior view, consider using infinity glass and balustrades to help bring the outside view in; not only will your balcony space be enhanced, but it will also help you make the most of the view.

Go green

Plants are pretty much one of nature’s best gifts as far as home decor is concerned, and one plant can be enough to change your balcony’s ambience. From vines to potted plants in planters, you can choose from different varieties, depending on what meets your fancy. If space is an issue, stick with plants that will grow vertically.

Plants also come with added health benefits, as they exchange your carbon dioxide with oxygen; it’s a win-win situation.

Furniture

It’s hard to imagine a relaxing balcony space without the right furniture. When shopping for furniture for your balcony, comfort and relaxation are the most important things to consider. A few items that will add a nice touch to your balcony if you have the space for it include:

  • Rocking chairs
  • Day beds
  • Swing chairs
  • A single sofa
  • A hammock

You can also use something as simple as wooden crates for your furniture; just cover them with cushions, and you’re good to go. Let your outdoor furniture complement the ones indoors to help create a seamless transition.

Lighting

Lighting up your balcony should be able to serve two primary purposes:

  • Making it possible to spend beautiful nights in your outdoor space – You don’t need anything too bright; something warm-toned and stylish should do the trick. You can even opt for some candles to create a romantic touch. 
  • Serving as a form of security – You can use an electric lantern. The right number will depend on the space you have.

Bear in mind that the lighting shouldn’t be too harsh.

Flooring

The right flooring choice may depend on where the balcony is located. For example, if it’s right after your kitchen, tiles may be the way to go. But if it connects to a wooden floor area, then a deck is appropriate. No matter the flooring you already have, you can always cover its centre space with a beautiful rug. 

You can also add some shade if you expect to spend a lot of time on your balcony. 

Are you wondering how to make your balcony a desirable place to be? 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 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

 

When buying furniture for your home, you want to make sure that you’re picking out the best provider that’s going to offer you quality and value for money.

For those looking at buying infinity glass, or looking for options for your balcony, then you should look no further than Sunrock Balconies. Sunrock offers a range of fantastic infinity glass balustrades and balcony options that will allow this area of your home to stand out in the best possible way. Here are seven reasons to choose Sunrock Balconies.

 

1. End to end service provided

The quality of service is important for you as a customer, and as such, Sunrock offers end to end service from the moment you pick your design to the quotation and installation of your selected balcony.

Having peace of mind that you’ll have everything covered from start to finish, is necessary.

 

2. Bespoke design

What makes Sunrock different is its bespoke designs that make them unique. If you really want something that is built to your preferences and looks the part, then Sunrock can offer infinity glass balustrades that tick the box of everything you’re looking for in a balcony.

 

3. In line with building regulations

With over 30 years of experience in the trade, Sunrock Balconies have experience of all the necessary building regulations to ensure that whatever design you choose, it’s going to comply with the minimum standards for building regulations here in the UK.

 

4. Experience with working hand in hand with architects or building contractors

Often enough, installing balconies might be part of an ongoing project when it comes to working on your property. You might be working with an architect or with building contractors, so you want a business that can work successfully with them. Sunrock Balconies has plenty of experience of this so you can be sure the work will carried out seamlessly between us all.

 

5. Peace of mind

When you choose Sunrock, you’re also getting peace of mind. All the work that the company takes on for you is fully insured. Sunrock balustrades, balcony frames and other products are designed to fit the exact dimensions, custom-designed and bespoke to your property.

 

6. Competitive prices

If you’re looking for value for money, then you should pick wisely. Sunrock offers competitive prices that are going to help ensure you make the right decision for your budget.

 

7. Amazing customer feedback.

Feedback is important when shopping around, and our customers have nothing but good things to say about our services. If you’re hesitant, then just check out the wonderful feedback we’ve received over the years.

Hopefully, we’ve given you enough reasons to buy with Sunrock Balconies and to get the balcony design you’ve been looking for.

 

At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications.  As we’ve already said we offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers and can 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.

A balcony is a balcony is a balcony… Or at least that’s what many assume.

 

But the truth is that there are lots of different kinds of balconies to fulfil a range of functions, beautifying your living space and allowing you to enjoy more outdoor space in your home where garden space is limited. A balcony is a wonderful place to grow flowers, herbs or even vegetables. You can lounge in your balcony while you watch the sun go down, or just enjoy your morning coffee al fresco. And when you’ve chosen the perfect kind of balcony for your home it can add aesthetic appeal and value. Let’s take a closer look at the different kinds of balcony structures…

 

Stacked balconies

 

The most common and popular balcony structure, it’s easy to implement while also having fewer structural load implications for the property. Indeed, stack balconies are technically separate structures. And on some occasions, they don’t even share a structural connection to the building itself. Balconies are stacked on top of one another over separate floors.

Balconies are conjoined by pillars which support the weight and transfer it to the ground. Concrete pads are usually cast below the balconies to better stabilise the structure.

 

Cantilevered balconies

 

Cantilevered balconies are very aesthetically appealing as they appear to defy the laws of physics. They protrude from the surface of the wall with no visible means of support. They can be made from timber, concrete or steel. These are more complicated and need to be planned further in advance than other kinds of structures. Unlike other balcony structures, they tend to have a very slight “bounce” underfoot. They typically have a maximum depth of 1500-1800mm. The lower the depth, the less movement users can expect underfoot.

 

Hung balconies

 

Hung balconies use stainless steel cables which bear some of the weight. These attach to a plate at the edge of the balcony which connects to the supporting wall via the cables at a 45 degree angle. The fixing at the wall makes the most of the available bolt strength with equal parts “shear” and “pull out” forces. While these balconies are less common, they have a distinctive look and great stability.

 

Faux / Juliet balconies

 

In researching a balcony for your home or business, you may hear the words “true” and “faux” balconies used. All of the above are considered “true” balconies. A “faux” balcony is one that has railings but no actual flooring. You’ll be able to enjoy the fresh air, but you won’t have an actual space to move out onto. These are also known as Juliet balconies in homage to Romeo’s famous wooing of Juliet on her balcony in Verona.

 

Mezzanine balconies

 

Unlike the other entries on this list, mezzanine balconies are actually installed within your home. They usually consist of a large deck area with railings. They’re a great way to make the most of your vertical space and lend more usable space to your home.

 

Want to know more?

 

Need an expert to advise you on your infinity glass balcony project? 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.

 

Sunrock Balconies were delighted to complete a project on behalf of L & M Healthcare Hulton House in Preston.

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House

 

L & M Healthcare, a specialist provider of purpose-built nursing homes, offers personalised general nursing and dementia care. They operate a network of nursing homes throughout the Northwest and work closely with their sister organisation, Dynamic Building Solutions, for the design and build. The focus is on creating surroundings that are engaging, empathetic and welcoming whilst reflecting all the individuality and warmth of their residents’ home environments.

Care homes are a growing market for Sunrock Balconies and we are helping the contractors provide safe but welcoming outdoor spaces for residents in Dementia Plus environments at first floor height. 

Here’s what we did:

  • Infinity glass balustrade 1800mm high from finished floor level
  • No handrail to the centre making it non-climbable 
  • Balcony flooring with Millboard Enhanced Grain Decking which is slip rated – tested in accordance with BS79.76 Pendulum Friction Test.
  • Courtyard balcony waterproofed to provide a stay dry space for guests if it’s raining
  • Dining Room balcony not waterproofed to allow water drips through decking boards
  • The customer branded the glass with decals

Take a look at the images of the work Sunrock Balconies completed:

Courtyard Balcony

 

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House courtyard

 

 

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House courtyard 1

Dining Room Balcony

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House dining room balcony

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House dining room balcony

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House dining room balcony 2

Balcony flooring with Millboard Enhanced Grain Decking

Sunrock Balconies Hulton House millboard decking

 

Find out more about Sunrock Balconies infinity glass balconies and our other services today by contacting us by email on Info@sunrockbalconies.co.uk. Alternatively, you can request a free quote today through our website. We look forward to hearing from you and showcasing how we can transform your home or commercial premises.

 

 

 

 

 

Glass is one of the most common materials used for the production of items we use every day. Our pre-historic ancestors used naturally formed glass from volcanic lava which had rapidly solidified without crystallisation for weapons or tools. This type of glass was of great value and was very much sought after.

Archaeological evidence of the first manufacturing of glass has been found in Ancient Egypt dating back to 1500BC. However, glass from these times was produced by glazing pre-made items or beads that had accidentally formed from metalwork. It was in the Bronze Age that the first signs of glassmaking as we know it became apparent where molten glass was poured into containers.

It wasn’t until the 1st century BC that glass blowing was first used by Syrian and Palestinian workers. This changed the whole industry enabling easy production at lower costs. The Romans spread the technique across their empire, and it became commonplace not only for the production of jewellery and containers but for architectural purposes.

How is glass made today?

Glass is made from sand. Sand contains soda ash, lime and silica, which when heated, becomes liquid. We’re talking temperatures of at least 1700°C or 3090°F!

Once it’s reached this temperature it completely transforms so it will never return to its original state and even when cooled it never quite solidifies. Scientists call this type of liquid an ‘amorphous solid’. So, as incredible as is sounds, it has the characteristics of a solid and a liquid!

Why is glass so versatile?

Glass is relatively inexpensive to produce. Because it’s transparent it can be used for a variety of purposes in and around our homes and workplaces. It is commonplace within the architecture of buildings adding interest, natural light and character.

It has a resistance to heat once it is set and it is ‘chemically inert’ – in other words it’s unreactive to materials or food products place on it or in it, so it is great for storage of food for instance.

Coloured, opaque, etched, moulded or cut, glass is exceptionally adaptable but equally, can be easily recycled or upcycled.

What is Laminated Glass?

Sunrock Balconies use laminated glass for balustrades. Laminated glass has a plastic interlay placed between two sheets of glass during production. This creates a tight bond so if the laminated glass does get damaged it will remain intact because the fragments are bound on the thin film of interlay. Therefore, it doesn’t shatter into tiny pieces and reduces the risk of injury.

Laminated glass provides greater UV resistance and sound proofing compared to standard glass so it’s great for external balcony balustrading and internal glass walls.

So, we’ve established that glass is exceptionally versatile and practical. That’s exactly why Sunrock uses it for infinity glass balustrades because they match these qualities. Fabulous design features, adding interest and luxury they will add style and sophistication to your home or outside space.

All are designed to your specifications making sure that Sunrock balustrading helps to change your lifestyle and create a feeling of space from within as well as more living space outside. We guarantee everything will be 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.

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.

Do you know what a Balustrade is? If not, here’s the official definition from Google…..

balustrade definition

To be perfectly honest, you probably did know but frequently when customers ask us to quote for a balcony we find they’d actually like a quote for a balustrade. In other words, they’ve already actually got the patio, balcony, decking or flat roof and are looking for a barrier or railing to edge it.

 

Balustrade example

Example of our infinity glass balustrade.

 

Because these areas are unique to every property, our balustrades are produced specifically to fit them. So, every balustrade we produce is completely bespoke and the glass is only ever made for that particular project. Simply put, we make the balustrade to fit your balcony not your balcony to fit the glass we have in stock! This is the main reason we don’t sell balustrade kits to be fitted by builders or self-fitted.

Sunrock Infinity Glass Balustrades are beautifully engineered and ultra-modern. They can be completely frameless or can be built with a handrail… the choice is yours.  Either way, they deliver a wonderful feeling of space but also provide a safety barrier compliant with regulations.

Sunrock Barbican Balustrades are a stunning Stainless Steel post and clamp system with bag loads of configurations so we can fit to almost anything!

All our balustrades are supplied and fitted by our expert team with a two phase installation:

Phase 1: We fit track or posts and measure for glass

Phase 2: We return to fit the glass and finish off

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.