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Neaco balconies add value to luxury apartment development

A development of luxury retirement properties in Swanland, near Hull, has utilised our design and manufacturing expertise for an extensive specification of glass balconies. Designed by Loroc Architects, Stapleton Court is a collection of spacious one and two-bedroom apartments from the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone. Our Clearview walk-on balconies have been installed…More

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Is Aluminium Decking Safe Underfoot?

The decline in use of traditional decking materials on residential developments (such as timber and composite) has been a result of the recent government advice note, this means that more and more specifiers are opting for the non-combustible option of aluminium decking. One assumption that is often made about aluminium decking is that it will…More

Government Advice Note

Implications of the Latest Government Advice Note

This article discusses the latest government advice, issued in June 2019, which has widespread implications for the assessment and management of balcony fire risk. The Grenfell disaster gave rise to new Building (Amendment) Regulations in December 2018, requiring stricter fire safety compliance for new, refurbished and converted residential buildings with a floor above 18 metres…More

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Stair balustrade design – advice and technical guidance

Both performance and aesthetics are important considerations in stair balustrade design. A stairwell or stairway is a space where furniture is largely or totally absent, so balustrade is usually the focal point which allows design expression and defines the overall look. When it forms part of a more open space – for example, providing access…More

Building Legislation

Does the Current Building Legislation do Enough?

  Since this article was written and published, the The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has released an advice note about balconies on residential buildings. You can read about the implications of this advice note here.   In light of the recent balcony fire in Barking, East London, maybe we should be asking: Does…More

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Neaco gets the Green Light at City Green Sunderland

The £4M City Green development in the City of Sunderland has undergone some major external changes recently. The building’s exterior was previously clad in timber and heavily featured this material within its numerous balconies. In order to uplift the aesthetics, these have now been replaced with contemporary, non-combustible materials. City Green Gentoo Housing Association’s City…More

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