Anchors & Stubs
The first part of an ideal balcony solution is a rigid connection back to the building. We have a number of solutions for you from cast-in balcony anchors to post-fixed solutions. The balcony anchors and connection back to the building, whilst unseen, is structurally the most important element.
Get it right and you can achieve a rigid balcony. Get it wrong though, and the balcony could feel ‘bouncy’, corrode quicker, perform poorly thermally, or worst of all; could be a safety risk.
Whilst the most common balcony connection is the cast in brackets, which offer a host of benefits, other projects may not have a RC frame, etc. There are a number of solutions for the common applications in the marketplace. All are designed to outperform the L/180 structural requirements, include thermal breaks, and can be used with, or without stub brackets.
Learn more by watching our video on what to look for in anchors.
Download Anchor Details Using COACH
Use our free online software COACH to design & download your balcony details including anchors and structural calculations...Use COACH
Cast-in balcony anchors are balcony connection anchors which are cast into the edge of a concrete slab...Find out more
Top-fix brackets are for balcony connections which are installed after the floor substrate has been installed. These can be used...Find out more
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An important consideration because the balcony brackets have to penetrate the facade and connect back to the main slab. We...Find out more
Stubs & Arms
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StubGuard - A Thermal & Fireproofing Housing
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