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Woodbury Down 1B

Client: Berkeley Homes
Contractor: Berkeley Homes
Location: Finsbury Park, North London
Balconies: 20 Cassettes®
Value: £172k


Installation of 20 Glide-On™ balconies for one of the new apartment buildings at North London’s Woodberry Down. The building had a timber frame construction and there was very limited space on site.


Sapphire designed special first-fix bracketry to suit the apartment building’s timber frame construction. This was tested in-house to ensure structural integrity. Sapphire’s innovative offsite balcony system enabled all 20 balconies to be delivered and installed in a single day. The install team were able to unload and install 6 balconies in just under an hour, which significantly reduced site time and associated costs allowing for other trades to continue in a short amount of time.

Installation process

Step 1: Unique brackets were designed and extensively tested in house and on site for maximising the performance with the timber slab.

Step 2: Offsite manufacturing enabled Sapphire to maintain and execute a high degree of quality control.

Step 3: The balconies were delivered to site via Sapphire’s own lorry trailers ready to be unloaded and installed.

Step 4: All 20 Glide-On™ balconies were installed and Sapphire’s team were finished and left the site within one day. Some of which were installed in just 4 minutes.

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