As temperatures rise and the amount of daylight increases each day, designers and homeowners alike start to turn their attention to the great outdoors. The first waft of freshly cut grass in the air often signals the start of outdoor preparations and our desire to get our gardens looking great for outdoor living.
In recent years (despite the British weather!) the trend to make the most of your outdoor space has increased dramatically with home owners and families wanting to make the most of fresh air and the great outdoors. Kitchen and rear extensions, orangeries, and multifunctional spaces with large expanses of glass, bifold doors or sliding doors are now commonplace throughout the UK. These adaptable rooms which ‘bring the outside in’ by retracting or opening glass doors transform spaces into perfect places for alfresco living.
In addition to the popular trend for large expanses of glass, bifold and sliding doors is the demand for external balustrading and the dividing or screening of decked and outdoor areas. As we well know, the great British weather isn’t always that reliable, even in the middle of summer! Therefore, to make the most of our gardens and outdoor spaces we need to shield ourselves from some of the elements. Glass balustrading is perfect for this, especially frameless glass balustrading which provides protection from the wind while maintaining views. Furthermore, as frameless glass balustrades provide a sleek ‘all glass look’ they don’t impose on the eye, creating the feeling of space rather than restricting the sense of room.
Frameless glass balustrades are ideal for decked areas and perfect for creating secure areas for children and safe barrier protection from height. So, if you’re looking to get your garden or external space looking cool, calm and sophisticated this summer then consider frameless glass balustrading to give protection from the great British weather, provide safe and secure areas while maintaining the sense of space and unrestricted outdoor views beyond.
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ONLEVEL are well known for providing innovative glass hardware solutions, with their TL-6020 frameless glass balustrade profile leading the way in the UK for simple, no fuss installation.
Glass is fitted into ONLEVEL’s range of ‘TL’ profiles using Flex-Fit, Flex-Fit is ONLEVEL’s innovative system for adjusting glass plates. With this system it was possible to adjust each individual glass plate up to 40 millimetres towards the perpendicular line.
It provides safe alignment of glass balustrades; with just a simple sliding movement the installer can precisely position glass and reduce the assembly time by some 30 per cent. – fast, effective, and so simple. In addition, Flex-Fit is safer than traditional glass balustrade fixing solutions which often require you to work from both the balcony side and the void side. Flex-Fit was fully operated from the balcony side. Not only is it safer, rental costs for scaffolding or a cherry picker are eliminated!
ONLEVEL’s glass balustrading solutions provide real cost savings due to installation ease and speed, furthermore with ONLEVEL you have peace of mind, knowing their products have been successfully installed on numerous projects across the UK and Germany for many years.
ONLEVEL are the innovation specialist for Juliet balcony systems, glass clamps, and high-quality balustrade profiles in all shapes and sizes. Providing aesthetically pleasing, safe, tested, independently certified, highly durable balustrades for living or work spaces.
ONLEVEL supply certified dry-glaze frameless glass balustrade systems in 0.75kN, 1.5kN and 3kN performance standards, and Juliet Balcony solutions up to 3m spans – with unique, patented, fast installation solutions. Additionally, ONLEVEL supply glass clamps, structural glass point-fixings, Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Wooden handrails, Fischer, Wurth and Hilti fixings and accessories such as stainless-steel cleaner, adhesive and glass cleaner.