Offsite Balcony Production
Our History of Offsite Production
Ever since 1992, we’ve aimed to minimise site work by maximising offsite production.
This provides not only more controlled, traceable processes and better-quality products, but also makes the balcony installations a breeze with less coordination of trades and speedier installation.
Our balconies are made predominately in UK assembly plants, specifically laid out to suit the workflow of balcony production. These processes are key in giving each of these locations the capacity to produce several thousand balconies a year. All welding is done in accordance with weld procedures as necessary under BS EN 1090 and are covered by CE marking Certificates of Conformity.
Our balcony production facilities work closely with third party (3PL) logistics specialists, who collect and store balconies in line with site programs. This flexibility can enable clients to get a much faster flow of balconies to site than making balconies Just In Time (JIT) for their install. We understand LEAN processes and seek to drive these into our production and design.
Visit our MMC Hub for further information on our offsite manufacturing.
Install Benefits from Offsite Production
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.
To learn more about our Modern Methods & Offsite Innovation visit our Modern Methods of Construction Knowledge Hub
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