Sapphire’s high quality control contributes to award winning development

Housing Fri, May 29, 2020 2:51 PM

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-On 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.”

Featured News

Specification news
New technical guidance for NHBC Standards launched

NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has...

Read More >>

Specification news
AliDeck innovate with non-combustible aluminium decking...

Aluminium decking experts AliDeck are looking to share their knowledge with the...

Read More >>

BUILDING PRODUCT LIBRARY - LATEST BROCHURES

Portable Solution to Partition Screening in the  Workplace with CRL Brochure

Portable Solution to...
By C.R. Laurence

Download Now >>

Solution Suppliers Brochure

Solution Suppliers
By Solution Suppliers

Download Now >>

SALTO PRODUCT OVERVIEW Brochure

SALTO PRODUCT OVERVI...
By SALTO Systems

Download Now >>

SPACE Technology Platform Brochure

SPACE Technology Pla...
By SALTO Systems

Download Now >>

SALTO Hospitality Brochure

SALTO Hospitality
By SALTO Systems

Download Now >>

BUILDING PRODUCT DIRECTORY - LATEST PRODUCTS

CW 60
CW 60

Concept Wall® 60 is an excellent thermally insulated curtain wall system for robust constructions...

Read More >>

CW 50
CW 50

Concept Wall® 50 is a façade and roof system that offers unlimited design freedom and allows...

Read More >>

CP 130 (-LS)
CP 130 (-LS)

Aesthetic functionalityConcept Patio® 130 is a highly insulated slide and lift-slide aluminium...

Read More >>

CONSTRUCTION VIDEOS - LATEST VIDEOS

Hunter Douglas Ceiling Guide
Hunter Douglas Ceiling Guide

Hunter Douglas Architectural, the global architectural products manufacturer, has published a new...

Watch Now >>

Clay Brick from idea to implementation
Clay Brick from idea to implementation

British brick makers are doing their bit to help save the planet...

Watch Now >>

Norbord explain how they Make It Better
Norbord explain how they Make It Better

In this new video, Norbord highlights the values that make the company the market leader in the wood...

Watch Now >>