New juliet balcony

Bohle has added the Skyforce Juliet balcony to its range, which provides fall protection for French balconies.

It can be pre-fabricated as part of the door manufacturing process and secured directly to the frame, in addition to surrounding brickwork and masonry.

This means that it can be supplied as part of a French door or added at point of installation.

Dave Broxton, managing director of Bohle, said: “Juliet balconies are on trend. Skyforce supports glass processors, window and door fabricators and installers in generating higher and added value sales opportunities throughout the supply chain.

“If you’re a glass processor, you have the pull through of core product and higher value laminate glass plus opportunities for installation. As a fabricator of French doors, Skyforce can be pre-fabricated and sold to an installer customer base as part of an added value offer.

“If you’re an installer, you can source it independently through us as part of a retail proposition – it generates opportunities across the board.”

Skyforce is suitable for use with all aluminium French doors and PVCU and wooden French doors dependent on the type of reinforcement used or type of wood. Available with specialist fixing anchors for each, fixings are also available for installation directly to masonary, concrete and stone.

Tested to General Building Inspection Test ABP and BS6180, it accommodates single glass width of up to 3,000mm using one complete two-part aluminium fixing and glazing system, available from Bohle in anodised aluminium, anthracite grey and mill-finished options.

“There’s no glass processing required; you don’t need to drill it to install it,” Dave said. “But the real benefit is that you can fix into the frame offering simplicity with great aesthetics.

“From the end-user perspective, they get a completely uninterrupted sightline – there’s no requirement for a top-rail, which with the invisible fixing system creates a very sleek and contemporary aesthetic.”