Broad Reach, Eastbourne
Broad Reach, Eastbourne
The perfect outdoor balcony for peace and tranquility to compliment the harbour views
With fantastic views over the harbour from the property, Broadreach provided a unique opportunity for Glass & Stainless. Eight pieces of frameless channel glass were installed above a new orangery in the private property in Eastbourne. This unique job was completed using 21.52mm thick toughened clear glass with an EVA interlayer. The bespoke design is held up by a white powder coated channel and has been built to withstand 1.5kN of loading.
Preserving the existing views
Glass & Stainless were provided with the original brief, which was frameless glazing to be fitted over the new orangery with a white powder coated finish. The balustrade was constructed to enclose an external space just off the master bedroom. We’re pleased to say that we fulfilled this perfectly.
Over the years the harbour properties have been carefully maintained to give the marina a distinct architectural feel. The existing look of red brick with white finishes was to be preserved on the external facade.
The new orangery roof provided the perfect external space to sit out on a summer’s day and enjoy the remarkable harbour views. Boats coming and going can be clearly seen from the rear of the property, so it was imperative the view wasn’t obstructed by the glass balcony.
Carefully choosing materials
Externally, Glass & Stainless chose to use both a powder coated channel and cladding. Powder coating is used to improve the metal’s durability and resistance, a major benefit when the structure will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions.
Making sure that the external space can withstand the harsh coastal conditions is incredibly important for the durability and longevity of the balcony.
Completing the task on time and within budget
Glass & Stainless wanted to create the perfect combination of style without taking the costs above the client’s threshold. Installation was to take 3 days with a 3-week manufacturing slot. The white powder coated channel was designed to fit in with the current building. Keeping the finish neat and elegant was at the top of the agenda for both Glass & Stainless and the client. We’re happy to say that we were able to complete the task on time and in budget, leaving the client incredibly happy with the finished outcome. Boats can be easily seen coming and going in the harbour through the glass balcony, while the external aesthetic and privacy of the bedroom are carefully maintained.
The final result
From the photos, you can see how the glass balcony looks as well as get a feeling for the special views out over the harbour. A careful combination of shots have been chosen to represent the various aspects of the project. You can see the project was detailed to deliver a simple yet effective aesthetic from all angles. These images also give an understanding of how the balustrade blends with the rear elevation of the property.
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