Enjoy Even More of The Seaside with Balconette

Enjoy Even More of The Seaside with Balconette
Photo source
Properties by the sea are a delight, especially if you have a balcony or protected decking from which to enjoy the views and fresh sea air.

Glass balconies and balustrades are well-suited to the wet and wild weather so often experienced by the sea. Sitting behind the shelter of a strong glass panel, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air on all but the stormiest day.

But marine environments spell disaster for property maintenance. Salty air, lashing wind and thick sea fog all take their toll on the fabric of your building; and balconies and balustrading bear the brunt, after all, your balcony is working overtime as a deluxe windbreak in very windy conditions!

High humidity, and strong, salt-laden wind are incredibly damaging for many building materials, causing premature corrosion which may eventually damage structural integrity.

Built with challenging environments in mind, Balconette’s range of balconies and balustrades are a winning choice in coastal locations. Our range of balustrades and Juliet balconies stay looking good and performing safely, years after they were first fitted, with the reassurance of a 10-year guarantee on all finishes.


What Makes a Balcony or Balustrade Suitable for Coastal Locations


Choice of Metal

Marine-grade (316) stainless steel works well in coastal areas thanks to its good corrosion resistance but is susceptible to “tea staining” – a superficial mark that needs to be regularly polished away.

Using anodised aluminium avoids the issue of superficial discolouration and the associated maintenance. Balconette provides anodised aluminium in a choice of four finishes, including its best-selling “Royal Chrome” finish, and so your completed Juliet balcony or balustrading stays looking impressive with minimal intervention on your part.


Choice of Glass

Installation near the coast means your glass faces harsher conditions than glass installed inland. Eventually, this harsh climate compromises the clarity of your beautiful glass balcony.

All glass is covered with microscopic “pits” on the surface of the glass. Over time, these pits clog with rainwater, salt, grime and calcium deposits. The result? What was once a sheet of beautiful clear glass eventually becomes cloudy and dull. Regular window cleaning slows the process but living by the sea means this glass damage is inevitable, rather than something to be avoided. Unless of course you fit coated glass.

When choosing your Juliet balcony or balustrade from Balconette, choose glass coated with BalcoNano®. BalcoNano® is a special coating that fills in the microscopic pits on the surface of the glass, and prevents deposits catching in them.

Instead, grime and salt simply wash away, leaving your glass crystal-clear so you can relish your views. And if you do get a few streaks or marks, the BalcoNano® coating makes cleaning your glass very easy. Just use a damp cloth to wipe away any smudges; there’s no need for harsh chemicals or pots of elbow grease.

Enjoy Even More of The Seaside with Balconette

Long-lasting, BalcoNano® coatings endure for a minimum of three years and BalcoNano® is easily reapplied for a longer period of trouble-free protection.

Use A4 marine grade fixings if you’re fitting your balcony or balustrade in coastal areas. Even though the fixings are hidden from sight, they’re vulnerable to the hostile coastal environment. Because they’re often hidden from view, you won’t see corrosion and damage on the fixings until it’s too late.

Homebuilders and DIY experts around Britain’s long coastline have chosen Balconette’s range of glass balustrades and Juliet balconies for a durable, stylish and protective way of enjoying stunning shoreline and harbour views. Our ten-year guarantee on all finishes is proof of our belief in our products. We hope you enjoy yours for many years to come.

600450 Enjoy Even More of The Seaside with Balconette glassonweb.com

Others also read

Twinbolt locking system
P C Henderson is pleased to launch our new Twinbolt locking system for use with our leading exterior door hardware system, Securefold.
Mila announces plans for FIT Show 2019
Mila has announced that it will be back at the FIT Show in 2019. The hardware specialist, which made such a memorable impact at the show in both 2013 and 2016, is promising an exciting stand once again, packed with new products and innovations.
CGH to exhibit architectural glass solutions at GlassBuild America
CGH will be joined in booth #751 by J.E. Berkowitz (JEB), Dlubak Specialty Glass, Global Security Glazing, Solar Seal, and Columbia Commercial Building Products.
Technal specified for University Healthcare Building
Working with BAM Construction North East and Glasshus, Technal supplied its MX Visible Grid curtain walling, PY 55 doors and FY 65 windows to the project, specified due to their versatility and aesthetic qualities.
Ben Alcock
Ben Alcock, Business Development Manager at sealant, adhesive and tape specialists illbruck, explains why impregnated tape is the future of window installation.
Jumbo Glass: Bigger is Just the Beginning
Building design is constantly changing. Today, strict energy codes and ambitious designs are urging architects to evolve their designs, and manufacturers must provide solutions for these emerging challenges.

From industry

Portuetxe bidea 18
20018 San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) Guipúzcoa

40 Corniche El-Nil,
Al Sharafain Tower Maadi,
Cairo Governorate

Is Kuleleri, Kule: 2, Kat: 22, 4. Levent
34330 Levent-Istanbul/İstanbul


Thermoseal Group Ltd.
Unelko Corporation
Trex Commercial Products
Thermoseal Group Ltd.
Unelko Corporation

Add new comment