There are big advantages to using standardised design. At Sapphire, we have created our Cassette® system on the principle of modular construction. Our Cassette® skeletons are constructed at 400mm modules. We have created a range of standard sizes which offer the optimal widths in several projections. The benefit of using standard sizes is efficiency and therefore cost saving.
Standard balcony sizes have been designed, continually refined, and are held in standard models, meaning we can quickly provide drawings of for project balconies in 2D or 3D CAD or as BIM Components, along with FEA and structural calculations.
We can provide sizes to suit the exact project requirements for instance with widths differing from standard sizes or with unusual bracket positions. This still benefits from using the 400mm modular approach but has cost variations, making the design process more complex and with a longer duration, but still well within our in house capabilities.
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For total safety, it’s essential that your balconies comply with all the relevant legislation. That’s why we’ve developed Structural Evaluation Systems (SES) – a set of unique tools for bespoke structural evaluation and calculations for individual balcony projects or associated metalwork and glazing.
Based on extensive testing of our products, SES allows us to provide evidence on whether a proposed design is strong enough, across a huge range of applications. Clients find the data invaluable for securing Building Control approval. The system represents a unique innovation reflecting our commitment to ensuring projects happen quickly, efficiently and safely, and within regulations, from estimating through to installation.
With our Glide-On Cassette balconies, we’ve been able to rapidly install over 30 balconies in a day, multiple times. Offsite balcony production enables any production constraints are smoothed by securely holding the finished balconies ready to be delivered, as required by the installation or site program.
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This video provides an overview of the production and assembly process all our balconies are manufactured in and the quality processes that ensure every balcony is Rigid, Ready, Right.
With Sapphire you get a complete offsite manufactured balcony that can be installed with very little fuss.
Berkeley Group at Royal Arsenal
Although we hadn’t worked with Sapphire’s modular balcony system before, the balcony install went very well and we are happy with the end product.
Project Manager – Rowlinson Construction
Sapphire’s offsite balcony system proved to be really quick and efficient to install.
Senior Site Manager – Kier Build (Eastern)
Their offsite balcony system proved to be really quick and efficient to install on site I’d be more than happy to use it again
Senior Site Manager – Kier
Sapphire were easy to manage and professional. When balconies arrived on site everything was perfect.
Site Manager – Hollybrook