Balustrades used to create contemporary balconies and glass floors

  • 7 Oct 2014

The balustrades for integrated balconies were manufactured by Sapphire using a Crystal frameless, structural glass system, with the clean continuous lines containing no vertical support posts, providing clear views across Canary Wharf’s skyline.

Some 10,000 structural glass panels were used to form the faceted glass balustrade and create the elliptical shape specified by designers without compromising on time and the costs associated with curved glass.

Eteched glass panels provide privacy screens between individual apartment balconies, whilst Sapphire has developed a new base fixing method to enable the rapid installation of balustrades, which are completely concealed once installed.

Triple laminated obscured glass panels have been set into the balcony decks to produce glass forms that twist around the building, complementing the outer balcony ‘ring’ which rotates at levels 8, 22 and 29.

The unique screening system used by Sapphire Balustrades saves contractors time and money by eradicating the need to erect and dismantle scaffolding, also ensuring the safety of installers with the use of a creeping shroud concept which moves up the side of the tower.

The engineering put into practice at Baltimore Tower creates a dynamic aesthetic design which complies to BS EN standard regulations.

Sapphire has won the second building contract on this site working on a 17 storey building with structural glass balustrades on projecting balconies which will match those on the main tower.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Contour Heating

Installing a DeepClean hospital radiator cover within a live ward - Contour

Installing radiators in a live environment poses unique challenges for the installer, which are amplified in care-cantered environments, such as hospitals, as Contour explain here…

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing

Sherwin Williams

Greengate riverside showcases Sherwin Williams’ partnering skills

Dowsil sealants have been supplied by the Sherwin Williams Company to one of Dow’s leading Quality Bond customers, Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL).

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Kalzip
OnSite Support

OnSite Support championing women in construction

To recognise International Women’s Day on 8 March, safety expert OnSite Support has announced the measures it is taking to support women in construction.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Training