Aerofoil Glass Balustrade Installation in Cumbria
Rae and Sharon Tomlinson, Cumbria
"Balconette’s advice for our balustrade worked really well for us"
When your new glass balcony is positioned to make the most of the sun, it pays to heed the advice of a trusted balustrading supplier like Balconette.
Having outlined their plans for a glass balustrade on their self-build dormer bungalow near Whitehaven in Cumbria, Rae and Sharon Tomlinson chose tinted glass panels to provide not only privacy, but more importantly, protection from the sun.
“Balconette’s advice was incredibly helpful,” explains Rae. “Their representative suggested that smoked glass might be better for our project. We agreed, and it has worked really well for us.
“The balcony is on the front of the property, so the tinted glass provides privacy. But as it also faces south west, it’s in a fantastic position to get the sun in the evenings, so the glass shades it and that is a great bonus.”
With retirement approaching, the couple downsized from a larger house and built a smaller home more suited to their needs. The new property incorporates a balcony from which to enjoy far-reaching views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man and Scottish coast to the north.
Rae continues: “We found Balconette via an internet search and discovered that their system could accommodate the specific requirements for our balcony, which is above the hallway in the house.
“Our flooring supplier liaised with Balconette’s technical team to successfully install the waterproof membrane, flooring and balustrade all at the same time to ensure that the balcony terrace was fully waterproof. A good job all round!”
Delighted with the enjoyment derived from their new balcony, the Tomlinsons are particularly pleased with Balconette’s Aerofoil handrail that tops the six-metre span of their balustrade.
Rae adds: “The handrail adds a certain style and we’ve had a lot of really positive comments about the balcony and its construction. We’re chuffed with it and intend to use it a lot as it’s got a great outlook!”