The design of this large scale balcony with an integrated staircase took around four weeks to finalise. This was followed by seven weeks of fabrication and finishing which was undertaken at the Littlehampton Welding workshops. The stairs and main balcony then took two weeks to install on site; with the glass, gutter and in-built lighting taking a further two weeks to complete.
The main frame of the balcony was fabricated from U.C. (Universal Columns) and R.H.C. (Rectangular Hollow Sections). A grid of steel flats were laid and connected onto the main frame before setting out the glass floor panels. LED lights were then set into the gaps between the glass sections to illuminate the floor at night. We fabricated a bespoke 316L stainless steel folded gutter which runs the entire length of the structure between the balcony and the house. This routes any surface water to down pipes at one end of the building. The steel sub frame of the balustrade is clad in timber, while the staircase is manufactured from PFC (Parallel Flange Channels) with bespoke treads that have an ornate laser profiled pattern.