Brick Kilns

Brick Kiln is stunning collection of just nine luxurious new eco-sensitive detached homes, overlooking meadowland with a sweeping panoramic view down to the River Alde estuary. The homes are located on a rising ground on the site of a former brickworks. The site benefits from one of the highest conservation protections under international treaty as well as being positioned on Suffolk’s famed Heritage Coastline and part of Suffolk’s Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With arguably one of the best views in Suffolk on offer, a clear objective for the design of the homes was to make the most of their surroundings.  Large, light rooms with fully glazed bi-folding doors in the living rooms offer an elevated vista of the river and meadows from inside, opening out to exceptional views from the precision-made 300 square feet glass-screened sun decks outside.

When situated in such an area of natural beauty, it was important that the balcony did not detract from the surrounding. Glass was the obvious choice, both for aesthetics and ease of installation. When used with our Easy Adjust dry glaze channel, glass also also meets all the required load testings and building regulation requirements for forming an effective barrier.

In addition, due to the wedge and gasket method of adjusting the glass, access was only required from the balcony side. This reduced the costs of installation, as scaffold equipment was not needed – all the installation could be done from the balcony.

Our Easy Adjust channel is also cost effective as the unique base channel design ensures that normal hex head substrate fixings, such as chemical studs, can be used rather than expensive countersunk fixings often required by other systems. Costs of substrate fixings are often overlooked but should always be included when comparing prices as this can make a significant difference to the overall project cost. It is important to use the correct fixings for the system as this can affect the loadings of the balustrade.

We can cut and mitre the base channel and handrails to your exact requirements and dimensions, ready for easy installation on site. Our in-house CNC cutting facilities ensure a perfect, neat and accurate cut every time and we recommend all customers make use of this service as the aluminium channel can be difficult to cut on site if the correct equipment isn’t available.

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did-you-know

Our Easy Adjust Channel really is as easy to install as it sounds! Call us if you have any questions.

Another shining example of the fact that: Our products are not just part numbers!

They are quality solutions designed by caring technicians with on-site experience and technical knowledge.