Step Inside Balustrade Components – British-made Balustrade Fixings
Situated on an industrial estate deep in the heart of Cannock is Balustrade Components UK, a unique glass balustrade fixings supplier who also manufacture their own precision engineered balustrade fixings.
A forward-thinking, honest and industrious company, Balustrade Components UK’s 24-hour manufacturing facilities are benefitting the architectural glazing sector, with bespoke, in-house manufacturing facilities providing high quality balustrade fixings.
As well as bespoke balustrade hardware, they also provide a wide range of off-the-shelf components with short lead times.
Paul Startin, Managing Director, comments, “By offering a wide range of bespoke products as well as standard, ready-to-go products, we are able to serve customers working on all sorts of building projects.
We have a deep-rooted knowledge of the specification process and understand projects sometimes have unplanned technicalities or re-scheduled deadlines. Our team here has a real ‘can-do’ attitude and are excellent problem solvers.
We often get contractors or housing developers getting in touch with an urgent requirement whether their design specification changed and their original supplier was unable to fulfil the order, or their clients wanted an alternative solution to the balustrades originally specified.
Our team offers practical, honest advice and crucially does everything they can to make sure they get their order on-time and fit-for-purpose. We like a challenge!”
A multi-skilled team in the balustrade fixings production process
The current skills shortage affecting the UK Construction Industry is widely publicised. A lack of recruitment, training and retention is limiting construction output and causing delays in building schedules.
Balustrade Components UK is a firm believer in investing in its workforce, training the team up on a range of disciplines and processes.
Paul Startin comments, “We put a lot of effort and resources in training our team here which pays dividends. It empowers them as they learn new skills and gives them more confidence in their ability.
Our range of clamps, baluster posts, brackets, handrails and other accessories are produced to the highest levels of accuracy so they offer the strictest of tolerances once installed in a balustrade system.”
Precision engineered balustrade components
Balustrade Components UK produces an extensive range of structural glass fittings for beautiful glass balustrading. Offering a wide variety of options for frameless or handrail balustrade designs, the products conform to UK Building Regulations Approved Document K and BS 6180:2011.
This instils confidence in any balustrade design project and means they are perfect to integrate into residential, commercial and industrial build projects.
Balustrade Components UK are the exclusive distributors for the AMG Railing Frameless Balustrade System to the UK market. This advanced system creates beautifully elegant frameless glass railings that really maximises the use of glass, and benefits architects and contractors as the railings can be either side or base mounted.
The AMG Frameless Balustrade System is perfect to use on new build multi-occupancy residential buildings, commercial buildings, high-end single occupancy residential developments, transport facilities and other general municipal buildings.
What does the future hold for Balustrade Components?
Managing Director Paul Startin is a key figure in the direction of the company, “From an early age I was always interested in business as my father George ran his own architectural glazing fixings company. I got involved in any way I could slowly learning the ropes, enjoying the many challenges that were thrown my way.
A few years later and expansion and developments brought about Balustrade Components, I then took charge and was appointed Managing Director. It was a mixed feeling of excitement, nerves, and a sheer determination to make it work.
Being a young managing director is challenging but exciting. At 29, I feel I have a fresh perspective and huge drive to push Balustrade Components UK to a more innovative and successful company.
I am also an active member in the Cannock area and I am the Councillor for Etching Hill and The Heath Ward for The Conservative Party, as well as being Director of Cricket for my local cricket club. Although I am never too far away from the business!”
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