Glass Balustrades Refurbishment at The Leys

Glass Balustrades  |  Juliet Balconies  |  Curved Glass Doors  |  Decking  |  Projects  |  Galleries  |  Articles  |  Reviews


Contractor: Wallakers

Balcony Systems was selected from a shortlist of five companies to complete a major balustrading refurbishment project at The Leys, an apartment complex between Hersham and Esher in Surrey.

Refurbishment of balconies

The original timber-slatted balconies on the 1960s building were replaced with Balcony's low-maintenance clear glass balustrades as part of an extensive programme of external works. The project was completed in summer 2014.

Property management company Wallakers, managing agents for The Leys, chose Balcony Systems based on its competitive tender, references and recommendations. It was the first time they had worked with Balcony and the company's ability to deliver on time and to budget impressed them.

New Glass Balconies increase farmland views!

Wallakers Principal Robert Heald cited their 'product, ease of working with the team and ability to perform' as key reasons for choosing the company.The Balcony 1 System with Royal Chrome anodised handrail finish was installed on 18 upper-floor apartments - 122 metres in total. The 24-apartment complex is set in communal gardens that extend down to the River Mole at Walton-on-Thames.

Robert, a Chartered Surveyor, commented: "What I particularly like about the circular handrail system is its simplicity and how it suits the external appearance of the apartments, which have lovely views to the river and farmland beyond.

He added: "It has given the whole building a lift and made a big difference. I think the residents are very happy with their new balconies."

Balcony Systems' Managing Director Effi Wolff commented: "We particularly enjoy being involved with balcony refurbishment projects; these projects are very different from the new build balconies.

Reburbed Glass Balconies Glass Balustrades refurbed

"There are challenges, both in removal of the old balustrades and incorporating details of the new into a variety of different build types dating back over the decades.

"But above all, we love the transformative effect that refurbishing balconies has on the building. One could almost call it 'construction plastic surgery' - giving old balconies and buildings a facelift while making them safer and compliant with current regulations," he added.

Request Brochure >

Grand Designs Live



  • Curved Frameless Balustrade in Yorkshire

    Far-reaching countryside vistas don’t come much better than this. That’s why Steve Procter installed glass balconies and frameless balustrad...

  • Glass Juliet Balcony in Hornchurch, Essex

    Balconette’s Juliet Balconies work so well for Essex-based builder Jason Smith of Woodridge Building Servicesand he installed their Juliets ...

  • Glass Fencing Ideas

    From traditional handrail glass fence panels to barely-there frameless designs, glass fencing complements a broad range of architectural sty...

  • Gold Certification and Hybrid® Glass Balustrading

    Following its Gold accreditation, Balcony Systems was quick to secure the contract to supply a Hybrid® Glass balustrading system selected fo...

  • Glass Balustrades Compliance Checklist

    Six important points to check when purchasing a glass balustrade. We hope it will be of use in sourcing your balustrading product of choice....

  • Self-Cleaning Glass Windows

    Watermarks, dust and grime really show up in the sunshine. Instead of enjoying your day, you end up calling a window cleaner or getting out ...

  • Balcony Systems

    Balcony Systems create glass balustrades along with handrails and sometimes, support posts. Our glass balustrades are supported at the top a...

  • Cool Composite Decking Accessories

    Our cool composite decking accessories can save you an enormous amount of time when you plan everything out in advance! We have really thoug...

  • RSVP - Balconette's Open House Event

    We’d like you to join us for our biggest ever Open House event on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2018 from 10am – 4pm at our HQ in ...

  • Choosing Composite Decking

    So you’re planning on adding composite decking to your home? Great plan! You’ve probably done the research between wood and composite deckin...

Money back guarantee Ten year Mastercard and Visa Paypal Constructionline Gold Member SMAS CQMS CHAS

Fast Track