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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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 there is one material that adds a little luxury to the home, it’s glass.

Yes, that shiny, sparkly material that makes any normal home space look attractive and luxurious just by existing. The world has been producing glass for thousands of years, and there is a reason that architects use it as a material to impress the masses. The best thing about glass, whether it’s glass floors, room dividers or stair balustrades, is that it’s timeless.

You can transform your living space simply by switching out your material choices and it’s one of the biggest reasons that architects and interior designers choose glass for their designs. Infinity glass just doesn’t go out of style, so here are some of the ways that glass can add that touch of class to your living space.

Luxurious Homes

Here’s a great example of how Sunrock Balconies can transform your property. This stunning three storey beach house was built to take full advantage of the incredible sea views. The addition of infinity glass balustrading which are accessed via bi-fold doors provides an uninterrupted view of the ocean.

 

 

Let There Be Light

Depending on the design and material you use, glass will let a lot of natural light flood into your home. Whether it’s frosted or not, glass allows you a window to the outside world and you already know that there are tons of health benefits to natural light streaming into the house. Glass can prevent the light smacking into walls; it just flows right through the house. Harnessing the sun to brighten your home from wall to wall is much better for your health than any other material. You can have everything from infinity glass balustrades and stairs to the glass floors you’ve seen in magazines!

 

 

All About Aesthetics

Glass has clean lines to it, and you can use glass in many different stylish and beautiful ways. From glass furniture and table tops, to frameless walls and glass doors, there are several ways to ensure that the interior of your home is one clean line and aesthetically pleasing as a result. Glass balconies are another way of allowing in more light, a seamless join between the outside and inside – a sleeker look to the home overall.

Opening the Space

Glass allows the light to flow through each room in the house, especially if you choose to have glass floors or stair balustrades. Glass allows your home to feel more open, warm and inviting. The glass doors, for example, can allow you a better sense of space, which also means that you can link rooms together and offer continuity to the house, too. It’s a very modern look, and it’s one that’s having a positive impact in the interior design world.

A Modern Touch

Speaking of glass making the space more modern, you can transform older homes and buildings simply by switching older, darker materials to glass. Glass is one of the most ideal materials for transformation, and it’s particularly useful for property modification.

Versatility

Glass is a versatile material and can be used for any number of applications in the house. You can build a whole balcony or extension to your house with it!

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.

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 it comes to winter, it can often mean that for many gardens they end up being ignored or go un-used.

However, if you’ve got the right setup you can still continue to use it actively when you want to. Your winter garden can be just as good of a source of enjoyment as it will often be in the summer. Many households look for the Scandi ‘hygge’ way of life nowadays! Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfort.

So, if you’re someone who wants to make good use out of their outdoor area and create this outdoor ‘hygge’ mood this winter, here are some tips on how to make a winter garden cosy.

 

Ambiance with lighting

 

The ambiance is important because if you’re not providing the right elements to the outdoor space, it can often look cold and uninviting. Lighting can be a great way to create the right atmosphere that a garden will be lacking during the wintertime.

They don’t need to be anything over the top or grand, but something simple like fairy lights can be impressive. The twinkly effect they provide is like the sky at night and can provide just enough lighting to make it comfortable.

If you want to go a bit beyond fairy lights, you could always get some standing lighting that are pinpointed all over the garden to allow illumination to and from the house. There are some great options out there from UV powered to wired light fittings.

 

Creating shelter

 

Shelter from the elements is key. When making your winter garden cosy, try to mimic the indoor feel and security that your indoor areas can provide. That means creating a type of roofing that will catch any rainfall and help reduce the wind from blowing through too.

 

Glass Balustrades

 

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your garden upgrade, you can always turn to Sunrock Balconies for Infinity Glass balconies or balustrades. they offer stunning visual benefits even in the dark. The glass balustrading provides the feeling of an openness and space. Not only that, they can help provide shelter.

 

Provide a source of warmth

 

It’s a cold time of year so you want to think about providing yourself with a source of warmth. This can be in the form of a fire pit or gas patio heater.

Providing blankets and throws will help to keep everyone warm and cosy too.

 

Keep it in good condition

 

And finally, be sure to keep your garden in good condition by mowing your grass and keeping any shrubs or trees cut back and neatened up. Pathways should be cleared of leaves, moss or algae to avoid slipping.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.