The Westmount development in St Helier, Jersey for Dandara showcases a revolutionary new ‘bolt-on’ balcony system, which was designed, manufactured and installed by Levolux.
The Westmount development accommodates 245 one, two and three bed apartments. All apartments benefit from private balconies or roof terraces.
To meet challenging client requirements, Levolux developed six different types of balcony for the development. The shape and size of balconies supplied by Levolux vary considerably, from rectangular, to more irregular trapezoidal shapes and larger ‘L-shaped’ balconies that extend along two elevations.
Levolux attended site at an early stage to fit the first-fix ‘stub’ brackets on to ‘cast-in’ fixings that had been incorporated into the building’s core concrete structure. The brackets were precisely engineered and aligned by Levolux in readiness for the balconies to be fitted after the cladding was in place.
Each balcony was craned into position and temporarily rested on a positioning ledge incorporated into each ‘stub’ bracket. The ledge was designed to allow the brackets and corresponding fixing holes to be quickly aligned, before being secured onto the building.
Each pre-assembled balcony comprises a steel frame as a base, which is complemented by composite decking and soffit panels. They are then finished off with toughened glass balustrading and extruded aluminium handrails.
The dual-purpose front facia component is also formed from extruded aluminium. This not only looks good but functions as the glass carrier for each balcony, ensuring perfect alignment.READ MORE