Contractor: Rydon Construction
Architect: Frederick Gibberd
Location: Ealing, West London
Balconies: 117 Cassette® Balconies
Needing to maintain the atheistic appeal from the initial phase but with an upgrade, the client needed a leading balcony provider that could supply a range of balcony types, including projecting and inset balconies with different balustrades, that would still blend seamlessly with previous phases whilst meeting privacy and drainage requirements.
Sapphire’s Cassette® balconies, combined the requirement for a range of projecting and inset balconies, which were positively drained, whilst still meeting the rapid install deadlines and privacy requirements. With a mix of balcony components, including opaque glass and end boxes, Sapphire was still able to maintain atheistic feel that encompasses Green Man Lane.
Step 1: 350 one piece M30 anchors were cast-in with the slab and incorporated the thermal break connections offering superior rigidity to the finished balconies.
Step 2: Preassembled Cassette® balconies are manufactured and stored at Sapphire’s Thetford production and secure storage facility.
Step 3: With the balcony production being off-site, balconies were delivered ready for the install team to complete lift into place and secure.
Step 4: Once lifted into position, the Cassettes® simply ‘glide’ on to the pre-erected brackets, before completing the simple mechanical fixings.