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Balcony balustrades – advice on design, installation and regulations

This article provides advice on designing balcony balustrades, including building regulations, performance and installation.   Relevant Building Regulations   The latest Building Regulations, which arrived in December 2018, ban the use of combustible materials in balconies. As a result, architects and developers are no longer permitted to use a number of materials that were commonly…More

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Everything You Need To Know About Stainless Steel Balustrades

Stainless steel is an excellent choice of material in the specification of a handrail and balustrades, but it’s important to consider a number of factors to make sure you maximise its performance and aesthetic appeal. We explain the ins and outs of stainless steel balustrades…

Thanks for 36 years at Neaco

THANKS FOR 36 YEARS, STEVE!

After 36 years at the company, we’re sadly saying goodbye to Steve Howard as he embarks upon early retirement. Steve started at the company in the November of 1982 as a Trainee Estimator and has held many various roles over the years before becoming the Sales Office Manager. “I started here 36 years ago and…More

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HOW DO NEW FIRE REGULATIONS AFFECT BALCONY DESIGN?

This article outlines the balcony fire regulations which came into effect in December 2018.   As we have noted in a previous blog, in the past few years there has been an undercurrent of action within the construction industry to address a need for improved fire safety on balconies. When the Grenfell disaster threw an…More

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Neaco launches new fireproof decking solution for balconies

Neaco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modular balcony flooring, has introduced an innovative new decking concept to its well-established Neatdek range. Neatdek HW’s cutting-edge design incorporates a unique U-shaped concealed drainage channel. This system sits beneath the discreet gaps in the decking surface and directs water away from the balcony. This protects balconies…More

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Farewell and thank you, Liz!

Neaco said farewell to a valued colleague last week when Liz Harrison, our Office Cleaner, retired. Liz has been with Neaco for just over four years. She has maintained exceptionally high standards and made friends throughout our head office in North Yorkshire. Neaco’s Financial Manager, Rachel Chitu, presented flowers, champagne and a gift voucher to…More

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