A development of luxury retirement properties in Swanland, near Hull, has utilised Neaco’s 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. Neaco’s Clearview walk-on balconies have been installed throughout, providing extensive terraces to enhance each property with generous outdoor space. The terrace decking is manufactured from Neaco’s Neatdek aluminium decking, an A1 Fire Rated system which is fully compliant with the latest fire safety regulations.
Fraser Mitcalfe, Regional Surveyor at McCarthy & Stone, commented on Neaco’s contribution:
“We have used Neaco for numerous previous developments due the high standard of their product and their reliable service. As a company, they bring more than just product quality to the table – they also bring useful design input and experience from a supplier’s perspective. Their Neatdek decking is now specified group-wide due to its non-combustible quality which is now a legal requirement for balconies on residential developments.”
The December 2018 amendment to the Building Regulations prohibits the use of combustible materials in new residential developments with a floor above 18 metres in height. A recent Government Advice Note, issued in June 2019, made similar recommendations to building owners in the fire risk assessment of existing residential buildings.
Neaco worked with Loroc and McCarthy & Stone to develop a bespoke balcony solution for Stapleton Court, but the company also supplies pre-assembled modular balconies comprising a range of standardised components, including Neatdek aluminium decking, toughened glass panels and aluminium handrails and stanchions in a smooth, non-chip powder coating that provides a maintenance-free finish. The systems are manufactured and assembled off-site for fast installation on delivery.
Stapleton Court features an advanced contemporary specification throughout with walk-in wardrobes to bedrooms and integrated high-end appliances and quartz surfaces in kitchens. The development also includes a camera door entry system and 24-hour call system to all apartments, large landscaped communal gardens and an Owners’ Lounge.
Neaco also designs and manufactures 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 products come with a Lifetime Guarantee.