As temperatures rise and the amount of daylight increases each day, designers and homeowners alike start to turn their attention to the great outdoors. The first waft of freshly cut grass in the air often signals the start of outdoor preparations and our desire to get our gardens looking great for outdoor living.
In recent years the trend to make the most of your outdoor space has increased dramatically with home owners and families wanting to make the most of fresh air and the great outdoors. Kitchen and rear extensions, orangeries, and multifunctional spaces with large expanses of glass, bifold doors or sliding doors are now commonplace throughout the UK. These adaptable rooms which ‘bring the outside in’ by retracting or opening glass doors transform spaces into perfect places for alfresco living.
In addition to the popular trend for large expanses of glass, bifold and sliding doors is the demand for external balustrading and the dividing or screening of decked and outdoor areas. As we well know, the great British weather isn’t always that reliable, even in the middle of summer! Therefore, to make the most of our gardens and outdoor spaces we need to shield ourselves from some of the elements. Glass balustrading is perfect for this, especially frameless glass balustrading which provides protection from the wind whilst maintaining views.
Furthermore, as frameless glass balustrades provide a sleek ‘all glass look’ they don’t impose on the eye, creating the feeling of space rather than restricting the sense of room.
Frameless glass balustrades are ideal for decked areas and perfect for creating secure areas for children and safe barrier protection from height. So, if you’re looking to get your garden or external space looking cool, calm and sophisticated this summer then consider frameless glass balustrading to give protection from the great British weather, provide safe and secure areas whilst maintaining the sense of space and unrestricted outdoor views beyond.
Dektek aluminium decking
ONLEVEL’s New Non-Combustible Aluminium Decking SystemONLEVEL are proud to announce the introduction of Dektek, a fully non-combustible aluminium decking system, perfect for residential and mixed-use developments.
The product development team at ONLEVEL have been busy again, Dektek is the fourth new product launched in 2020. The innovative A2 fire rated aluminium decking system features non-combustible deck boards, subframe and adjustable cradles. Dektek has been designed to replace frequently used non-fire rated products to provide peace of mind, better performance, and easier installation.
Made in the EU from structural grade 6063 T6 aluminium Dektek is ideal for high rise concrete balconies, terraces walkways, roof terraces, pubs, gardens and numerous other decking applications and public areas. It is simple to install with an adjustable cradle and deck support system, the cradle spacing extends up to 1800 mm in width to aid installation
The system is lightweight for efficient transportation and ease of installation. Furthermore, Dektek is a low maintenance system offering a cost saving up to 50%, when compared to other systems.