Sandstone Walkout Balcony
Replacing an existing wooden balcony became complex due to the exterior of the building being constructed from sandstone blocks.
Client had an existing wooden balcony that had fallen into a state of disrepair and had become unsafe and unusable. The client didn’t like two wooden vertical pillars that blocked the view looking out.
The project was complicated due to the exterior of the property being constructed from sandstone blocks. Sandstone blocks are an insufficient material to fix a balcony to due to its soft and brittle properties.
What we did
Arc Metal Design firstly undertook a site survey to understand the site and to test the sandstone bocks. This type of Sandstone was identified as not being sufficient to fix a balcony to. The site survey also identified that foundations would be needed to support a walkout balcony due to not being able to fix directly back to the sandstone blocks.
Arc Metal Design designed a walkout balcony that slotted into cut outs of the sandstone with the weight and fixing of the balcony transferred to the structural posts. To support the structure Arc Metal removed the existing slabs, and dug the required foundations to support the balcony structure.
The balcony provided consisted of 2 x structural posts, the balcony base with a black composite deck. The balcony was finished with a stainless steel and glass balustrade.
Arc Metal Design fully decommissioned the existing balcony, replacing it with a walkout balcony that was fully compliant with all building regulations and required standards.
The client was very happy with the finished product as it was now a safe space they can enjoy outside and enjoy the view completely unrestricted.
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“ARC Metal Design provided excellent fabrication works I required for a property development. The works were complex and large. The ARC team were great, really good communication and project managed through from start to completion. ARC metal design really showed their value in overcoming problems that arose from an incomplete design provided to them this ensured my development remained on track with minimum fuss to me the client."
D Potter - Warwickshire
“ARC Metal Design provided excellent fabrication works I required for a property development. The works were complex and large. The ARC team were great, really good communication and project managed through from start to completion.
ARC metal design really showed their value in overcoming problems that arose from an incomplete design provided to them this ensured my development remained on track with minimum fuss to me the client. Would definitely recommend."
“Just wanted to say how pleased we are with the glass balustrade you have fitted for us on our raised terrace, it has really finished it off nicely. Thanks to you both for a lovey job done, very professional from start to finish. Would highly recommend."
“We struggled to find anyone to fit our balcony / balustrade for 4 years, as it was not a straightforward job. Paul and Mark took the time to find out what we needed / wanted and came over to look at the job. They were professional, friendly and not pushy. Their main concern was to ensure that they could do a quality job, that fitted within our budget and which complied with all the necessary regulations. What we now have is a fantastic new balustrade. Great job gents."
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“We've had Juliet balcony installed and we are very happy with all the work Mark and Paul did for us. Mark and Paul are very friendly and knowledgeable. Good service and good contact from start to finish. Myself, my husband and our dog are three very happy customers. Highly recommended. Thank you."
“Would like to say a massive thank you to Paul and Mark for a fantastic job they did replacing an old wooden picket fence with glass balustrade and handrail in our garden. This was not a straightforward job and they listened to our needs. They were professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We are so pleased that we chose this company and cannot recommend them enough."