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A new community of luxury retirement properties in Ilkley is the latest project to demonstrate how Neaco’s range of modular balconies are ready-made for modern standards in every respect, from aesthetic style to Building Regulation compliance.

Designed by architects, Stephen George & Partners (SGP), Scholars Place is home to two ‘Platinum Range’ developments of spacious one and two bedroom apartments from the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone. Neaco’s Clearview range of walk-on balconies have been installed across three floors alongside our Clearview Juliet balconies. A roof terrace also features our balustrade system and our A1 Fire Rated aluminium decking system.

New Building Regulations

The new Building Regulations arrived in December 2018, banning the use of combustible materials in balconies, but McCarthy & Stone and SGP have been ahead of the curve for several years, having specified Neaco’s fireproof products for various past projects. All new residential developments with a floor above 18 metres must now use balcony materials that are A2-s1, d0 rated or Class A1 under the European classification (Euroclass) system. Neaco’s systems are fully compliant and meet all other relevant Building Regulations and performance requirements, including balustrade designed in accordance with BS 6180:2011.  

As well as the addressing the immediate concern of fire safety, our balconies provide long-term value and performance with outstanding durability and lasting visual quality. All components are manufactured for maintenance-free use with aluminium handrails and stanchions in a smooth, non-chip powder coated finish and decking in rust-free aluminium. Toughened glass panels complete their contemporary look and maximise the benefits of natural light by allowing ample solar penetration.

What Did SGP Think?

Kiran Parmar, Principal Architectural Technician at SGP, was impressed by our contribution:

“Neaco offer really good, cost-effective products. They are also very helpful with technical support – they responded quickly in providing key information and design detailing, which was a definite plus point.”

Mick Pilling, Site Manager for The Scholars, also expressed his appreciation:

“Neaco provided a quality service and their products worked well on the development. One of the main benefits of Neaco’s systems is quick installation and the completed balconies look very neat.”


Supplied as all-in-one modular solutions manufactured off-site, Neaco’s Clearview balconies are ideal for sustainable building. They are pre-assembled for fast installation which minimises time, manpower, energy and transport involved in construction. Also, their exceptional durability can lengthen development life cycles and reduce future maintenance costs.

Scholars Place

Scholars Place has been designed and specified to provide luxury, security and low-maintenance contemporary space for retirement lifestyles. Furthermore, each apartment has a TV linked to a camera entry system, spacious living area, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Situated within one of Yorkshire’s most desirable towns, the development enjoys beautifully maintained gardens and views of the famous Cow and Calf Rocks from the roof terraces.

Neaco also design and manufacture a range of other architectural products, including stainless steel balustrade, industrial balustrade, structural glass balustrade, adaptive bathing facilities and aluminium open grilles for screening, cladding and solar shading. All of our products come with a Lifetime Guarantee.