As the name would suggest, neaco’s Clearview glass Juliet balconies are renowned for providing an unobstructed outlook, but an office conversion project at Stirling House in Northampton required the opposite effect with a bespoke specification incorporating an orange privacy film on the toughened glass panels.
The design by GSSArchitecture brings eye-catching colour to Clearview’s minimalist aesthetic, producing an attractive contemporary façade for the three-storey former offices at Cliftonville Road, which have been transformed into a new 14,000 sq ft annex to Abington Vale Primary School. Northamptonshire County Council bought Stirling House for £1.6m last year to address a shortage of primary pupil places and the completed conversion accepted its first intake of pupils in September.
Ben Asbury of GSSArchitecture said: “We chose neaco’s Juliet balconies largely due to their elegant, clean and contemporary finish with a high level of transparency. The bespoke fixings required for our installation have worked very neatly and we are pleased with the results.”
neaco’s Managing Director, Alan Green, said: “Our Clearview Juliet balconies have become a very popular alternative to heavily railed Juliet balconies and one of their best attributes is their ability to allow maximum sunlight penetration. Some projects feature the addition of bespoke etching or film on our glass panels and the Stirling House conversion is an unusual example of this as the film covers the whole panel. This particular film still allows excellent sunlight penetration.”
neaco’s range of handrails, balustrade and balconies includes Clearview walk-on balconies with aluminium open grille flooring and the Classic Juliet balcony which provides a more traditional railed design as an alternative to the contemporary looks of Clearview Juliet balconies. All neaco products come with a class-leading Lifetime Guarantee and ourhandrails, balustrades and balconies are now available on the National BIM Library at www.nationalbimlibrary.com/NEACO