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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

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

Care Home - Legal vs Moral

The Development of Care Homes – Legality vs Morality

The external use of combustible materials on Care Homes with floors under 18m – just because it’s legal, does that make it moral? The building regulations that came into force on 21st December 2018 ban the use of combustible materials on the external walls of residential developments over 18m above ground level. This means that…More

Durable colour coating range

Neaco’s New Durable Colour Coating Range

We love aluminium here at Neaco, but we know that the aesthetic can sometimes be a bit too much of a contrast from traditional decking, such as timber and composite, for certain developments. This is why we are excited to announce our new durable colour coating range. As part of our standard range, we currently…More

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