Traditional Balcony Methods
Trying to work out whether the traditional balcony methods used are best stuck with or if there is a myriad of benefits you can get from embracing newer methods?
It can be a challenge working out which solution to go with as it isn’t easy to get a quick and simple comparison.
In the video below, we have tried to show a generic scheme done with traditional balcony methods compared to an install of Glide-On balconies to give you an overview of methods, speeds, costs, etc. The below links for each method takes you to more detailed comparisons between Concrete and Glide-On and between Metal Bolt-on vs Metal Glide-On Methods.
We have other tools available to help assist with analysing your specific scenarios on your products and help weigh up your options. Reach out to our team if you need assistance from us.
What are the traditional balcony methods?
What are Bolt-On Balconies?
Bolt-On Balconies are steel-framed structure bolted on to the building. Balconies can be cantilever or self-supporting with a timber or...Learn More
What are Concrete Balconies
Projecting concrete balconies are when the building’s concrete frame forms a projecting platform or cantilever concrete deck and a balustrade...Learn More
What are Juliette/Juliette balconies?
A Juliet balcony is essentially a balcony consisting of a balustrade connection to the building facade without a deck to...Learn More
Design Your Balcony
Design & Download Glide-On Balcony Details
Use our free online software COACH to design & download your balcony details including NBS spec and structural calculations...Use COACH
How to design the costs out of balconies
Cost reduction does not have to mean you have to sacrifice some of the features that are important to hit...
Frame, Deck & Soffits
The Glide-On™ Cassette® balcony structure consists of a well-engineered solution, specially developed by Sapphire to make it simpler to install,...
Challenging Waterfront Installation
Due to the waterfront location at Vesta Street, the logistics of delivering and installing the Glide-On™ balconies was more complex...Read more
Although a lot more elegant, Glide-On Cassette balconies are like a forklift lifting a pallet, it’s that simple...Find out more
Download our aluminium vs. concrete whitepaper
Understand the key benefits of using Sapphire Glide-On balconies vs. concrete...Download Whitepaper