Sapphire’s speed of install wins praise from Barratt Homes

When balconies used on its development at Upton Park in Newham, London proved particularly slow to install, Barratt Homes sought an alternative supplier for the next phase, known as Block F. Offering fast and efficient installation, Sapphire’s innovative Glide-OnTM Cassette® balcony system provided the ideal solution. Manufactured and prefinished offsite, 132 balconies for Block F were delivered to site ready to Glide-OnTM  to pre-erected support arms quickly and easily. Thanks to Sapphire’s unique concept some of the balconies were installed in as little as six minutes, making the programme on site much quicker and more efficient.

As a further challenge, planning had already been approved for the project so balcony design had to be kept in line with the original drawings. To adhere to the details of the planning permission, Sapphire excluded soffits from the design, resulting in a unique look to the underside of the balconies.

Sapphire’s Rigid.Ready.Right. guarantee was highly commended by Barratt East’s MD, who said they were very pleased with Sapphire’s product and service and thrilled to receive a goodwill guarantee refund. In addition, the Site Manager at Upton Park, commented: “Balcony install was quicker than we thought and much safer than bolt-on balconies.”

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