Sapphire’s patent-protected system combines the benefits of manufacturing the balcony structure (Cassette®) offsite with fast-track installation using its own innovative connectors. Balconies are made ahead of time to each client’s specification and then moved to third party logistics hubs to ensure they are Ready and Right for just in time delivery.
Complete balconies for Isopad House, including decking, balustrades and soffits, were transported via steel pallets on trailers – with four balconies ‘nested’ onto each pallet to make transport more cost effective, safer and to maximise the utilisation of space while travelling. Once on site, balconies were offloaded, lifted into position and simply ‘sliding’ onto pre-erected supporting brackets, without installers having to fix them from underneath.
Balconies for Isopad House were installed by one of Sapphire’s install partners, The Director of which says Sapphire’s unique system is a really clever idea. “It makes installing balconies to high-rise residential developments so much simpler, faster and safer. I don’t know why someone didn’t think of it before!” Sapphire’s patented Glide-On™ Cassette® brings a host of benefits which truly make a difference, and the simplicity of the concept is what makes it so much more effective than traditional approaches.
As well as offering smooth and rapid installation, Sapphire’s Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies come with 100% support, as the longstanding install partner can confirm. “If there are any issues,” says the company’s Director, “we know we can just get on the phone and someone at Sapphire will come up with a solution. We’re proud to be a regular install partner of Sapphire Balconies and to work with them so successfully for some of the UK’s leading developers and contractors.”