Ash House, Staines
Client: ISG PLC
Contractor: Comprehensive Design Architects
Balconies: 34 Cassettes® and 7 Juliet Balconies
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Ash House was a regeneration project located in Staines-Upon-Thames, which saw an old office block converted into 41 residential apartments. Unlike a new build, it was not possible for brackets to be cast in because the slab and façade had already been completed. This project also included a very narrow balcony projection and anodised fascias and soffits.
Working with CDA Group, we used post-fixed brackets through the existing slab and specialist lifting equipment to ensure the safe handling and install of balconies. For the fascias and soffits, a special aluminium grade was used, giving more consistency for anodising.
Step 1: Post-fixed brackets were fixed through the existing slab. These were the back filled with grout to ensure voids didn’t affect the structural performance.
Step 2: The balconies were manufactured at our production facility in Winchester, where they were stored until required at the Ash House site.
Step 3: As the balconies were relatively narrow, they were transported to site sitting in pairs side by side to minimise transport movements.
Step 4: Using specialist lifting equipment ensured safe handling of the final installation. A tree close to the building meant that the lifting operations were very tricky, so very long chains had to be used from the counterbalance.
Easy to put in, site presented no issue. Any queries were resolved promptly
Site Manager – ISG PLC