36 Balconies Installed in a Day at Abbey Road
Sapphire Balconies working alongside Accredited Installers Dantaag have ended the year on a high by surpassing the previous recording of 34 balconies installed in one day. With a small team of experienced installers, the amazing feat of 36 installed balconies in a single day was achieved at Abbey Road, Barking Wharf.
With the previous record of 34 balconies in one day standing for over a year, it is important to understand that there were three important factors that contributed to this amazing achievement.
In order to better understand a project and integrate our innovative Cassette® Glide-On™ balconies seamlessly into any building, we believe it is essential to be involved in the project pathway as early as possible. Detailed planning is required to deliver recording breaking installations, without this 36 balconies couldn’t have been installed at Abbey Road. Sapphire has developed many unique pieces of equipment to make installing balconies on site faster, more efficient and, most importantly, safer for installation teams.
The second part of a speedy balcony installation is a rigid connection back to the building. The balcony anchors and connection back to the building, whilst unseen, is structurally the most important element. Our anchors, stubs and arms are over-engineered to ensure we achieve an exceptionally rigid balcony every time. The balcony Cassette® prefinished with decking, soffits, balustrades and fascias are delivered pre-finished ready to Glide-On™.
The Sapphire Brand Promise has always gone way beyond any contractual obligations. By ensuring every balcony using Sapphire anchors will be Rigid all ensuring. Our promise that every balcony will be fully Ready for delivery before the agreed date ensures there are no delays. Each step is subjected to a series of individual quality checks to ensure that the balcony meets the required standard and is delivered Right.
To break a record like one is a real team effort, across a number of different parties. Offsite manufacture and storage allows the balconies to be delivered to site without the constraints of onsite labour. Record-breaking success relies on the efficiency of the loading team, the haulage company and the install team, as well as the buy-in from our client.
“To break a record like this is a real team effort, across a number of different parties. Success relies on the efficiency of the loading team, the haulage company and the install team, as well as the buy-in from our client. In this instance everything ran perfectly – thank you to all those involved.”
James Starkey, Logistics Manager – Sapphire Balconies
“Setting records is good but not the reason why we do what we do. Being the best is what drives us. You can only become the best at what you do by continually assessing your processes and improving them. What we have found, in both our balcony installation & window installation workstreams, is that by doing this, particularly in respect to safety & quality, we have become more efficient at producing a very high-quality end product.”
Brian Hooper, Managing Director – Dantaag Ltd
Always striving for improvement, just 2 weeks later Dantaag working alongside Sapphire’s site and logistics teams hit a new record of 42 balconies installed in a single day at The Green Quarter.