Sapphire’s high quality control contributes to award winning development

Beautiful glass balconies by Sapphire are part an award-winning Glasgow development by Barratt Homes in Queen Margaret Drive, a stone’s throw from the city’s Botanical Gardens. A prestigious project designed for discerning residents, The Botanics’ specification had to meet exacting standards. Limited space on site was a further challenge and, as the project was in Glasgow, the preassembled balconies had to be transported safely and efficiently a significant distance from Sapphire’s production facility in southern England.

Sapphire’s offsite manufacturing process enabled high quality control standards to be maintained consistently within a controlled factory environment. This exceptional quality control ensured that all 99 Glide-OnTM Cassette® balconies for the project were prefinished right and passed a series of checks before being released to site.

Offsite manufacture was also vital in overcoming the site’s space restrictions. Balconies for Botanics were produced by Sapphire ahead of the agreed date and held in a secure storage facility, ready to be called to site as needed. Once the site was ready, balconies were individually wrapped for protection and loaded onto flatbed lorry trailers. A custom loading plan ensured a safe journey to Glasgow and meant balconies could be delivered to site in stages and installed quickly, avoiding the need for onsite storage or programme delays. Summing up, Project Manager for Barratt Homes, commented:

“The balconies are great, everyone comments on them.”

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