Effortless balustrade installation at City Peninsula with C.R. Laurence’s TAPER-LOC® system
Over 160 apartments at City Peninsula, Greenwich have benefited from fast and easy installation of stunning glass balustrade systems using C.R. Laurence’s effortless TAPER-LOC® Dry Glaze Balustrade system.
City Peninsula is one of the largest and most ambitious urban regeneration schemes ever seen in Europe, with 166 luxurious apartments and triple level town houses, all benefiting from spectacular 360° panoramic riverside views.
C.R. Laurence is the leading supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural and construction sectors, and their innovative TAPER-LOC® system was used along with base shoe channels to secure the cantilever glass balustrading to the balconies on the apartment
Chris Pepper, Business Development Manager for CRL commented: “This was a great project to be involved with and we are pleased the TAPER-LOC® system was again the preferred method for installing the balustrading. The TAPER-LOC® system has been used for a
number of years now on numerous high calibre projects.”
The development, for clients Bellway Homes, was designed by RMA Architecture Ltd and constructed by Principal Contractors, Ardmore Group.
Tony Hall, Foreman Steel Fixer at Ardmore Group said: “We used approximately 2,500 units over 19 storeys and had no failed units. The wedges were positioned at 200 mm centres, on the advice of Building Control when we did the sample test panels, and the
system was approved by all parties. The product worked wonderfully, was fit for purpose, and was easy-to-use. The product information and instructions were also very clear.”
The balconies are designed to allow residents to take full advantage of the outside areas around the development. Joanna Lewinski, Partner at RMA Architecture Ltd commented: “The clean lines of the cantilever balustrade solution offered a simple but effective
method to enclose the different types of balconies. The fully glazed enclosure allows river and city views and enhances the feeling of openness within the apartments.”
The TAPER-LOC® system conforms to both BS6180:1999 and BS6399-1:1996, and is more than 50% faster than alternative methods. It is also completely unique, in that it uses a horizontal TAPER-LOC® design, which allows the system to be adjusted, dismantled and
re-set. This gave the installers the flexibility and control they needed on site for accurate installation and will make replacing scratched or broken panels effortless in the future.
The development has also secured an ECO Homes Excellent ratings award, and the exterior elevations to the buildings are greatly enhanced by the glass fronted balconies which give a contemporary and luxurious feel to the development.
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