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Balco wishes everyone a happy Easter – three spring tips for your balcony

Balco wishes everyone a happy Easter! In Balco’s Easter eggs you will find three tips on how to get your balcony ready for the warmer days ahead.

Put color on your balcony and mix different textures

Go for the addition of colorful details such as patterned and colorful pots for a lovely color click on the balcony. Choose details with different textures to renew without having to replace all of the interior on the balcony.

Create a green oasis

Another effective way to get the balcony ready for spring and summer is to plant different kind of plants. Mix green and colorful plants to easily create interesting contrasts. If you have a balcony with a lot of surface, you can use pallet collars to grow both flowers and spices (do not forget to protect the bottom so that the floor or balcony mat is destroyed). Do you have a balcony of the smaller kind? Take advantage of the height instead. Stack wooden boxes at the height so you can put plants both in and on top of the box to create greenery at different levels on the balcony. Another trick is to acquire a flower staircase or inflorescence with room for several pots. Do you have children or pets? Remember not to staple the boxes too high so they become possible to climb on.

Light up the summer evenings

Even though the summer usually offers bright summer evenings, it may be good to have light sources on the balcony. Balco likes the lamps that have solar cells a little extra, these are nicer to the environment and the electricity bill. Another plus is that these lamps do not carry as much fire hazard as candles. If you have an open balcony, you can use a light loop that you simply wrap around the balcony railing.

Why do we perform impact tests?

Balco’s development department regularly perform safety tests on our products to ensure the appropriate industry criteria is met.

At Balco we want our customers to feel safe when they choose Balco’s Balconies. We may be crazy about balconies but we’re serious about keeping our customers safe. Want to know more about how and why we test our products? Watch the video clip below and see it in action.

If you have any questions contact our sales team here.

#connect2earth with Balco

Turn the lights off! On Saturday between 8:30-9:30 pm local time Balco will shut down our website to join the world’s biggest environmental manifestation – Earth Hour.

Earth hour is the first step towards making the nature matter. We’re the generation knowing the way we live is destroying our planet and we can do something about it, together. Earth Hour 2019 is about building mass awareness on why nature is important – we depend on the nature and can’t survive without it. Turning the lights off for one hour shows the world that people worldwide actually care and that we are participating in creating a greener future.

#connect2earth

Balco delivered unique balconies to Chelmsford

Balco are proud to have delivered the 172 striking, bespoke and truly unique balconies to the Temple Farm project in Chelmsford. With the final 36 balconies being delivered to Site next week, this BREEAM Outstanding project has been an absolute delight to be a part of. What do you think of the balconies?

Want to know more?

Read the article from magazine Construction Manager Magazine here. 

Balco enhances its focus on future business development and recruits a new CFO

As part of its endeavours to strengthen the work concerning Balco’s future business development and to more rapidly exploit good growth opportunities, the board of directors and management of Balco Group AB have decided to appoint the company’s current CFO, Fredrik Hall, as new Head of Business Development. The Company has recruited Michael Grindborn, formerly CFO of Lammhults Design Group AB, as its new CFO.

Press release (ENG) 

Balco continues to get the highest credit rating

Every year the global agency Dun & Brad­street performs a credit assessment of Swedish companies. Over the last ten years Balco have achieved the highest credit rating – AAA. Balco have been in the balcony industry over 30 years, have a turnover amounted to MSEK 989 in 2017 and are able to show financial ratios well in excess of the industry average. These are the reasons why Balco continues to get the highest credit rating – AAA

What does this mean for you?

It means that you get a reliable and solid partner. We help you through the whole construction process, from the first tentative questions to the final warranty inspection. This is one of the reasons why Balco are Europe’s biggest name in balconies.

Well established balcony company – continues to get the highest credit rating.

Every year the global agency Dun & Brad­street performs a credit assessment of Swedish companies. Over the last ten years Balco have achieved the highest credit rating – AAA. Balco have been in the balcony industry over 30 years, have a turnover amounted to MSEK 989 in 2017 and are able to show financial ratios well in excess of the industry average. These are the reasons why Balco continues to get the highest credit rating – AAA

But, what does this mean for you?

It means that you get a reliable and solid partner. We help you through the whole construction process, from the first tentative questions to the final warranty inspection. High quality products and many years of experience combined with sound and solid finances make us a reliable and solid partner.

This is one of the reasons why Balco are Europe’s biggest name in balconies.

 

 

BALCONIES – SMARTER AND MORE USEFUL WITH BIM!

BIMOBJECT

Balco is BIM compatible. This means that we have developed a 3D catalogue with our balcony products that can easily be adapted and used as drawing documentation.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) can improve planning, design and construction with following benefits:

  • Increase profitability
  • Improve visualisation
  • Plan with greater accuracy
  • Optimise communication
  • Increase productivity

 

REVIT®

Balco’s balcony products can be downloaded as Revit files and serve as a “drag and drop” function for your drawings. For those using ArchiCAD, please contact Balco for IFC files.

For more information, contact us: https://www.balcouk.com/contact/

 

Balco signs order for conversion of balconies outside Stockholm

Balco has signed a cooperation agreement regarding the production and delivery of balconies to a tenant-owners association in Täby outside Stockholm. The order, which is for a turnkey project, involves new glazed balconies in accordance with the Balco method and is worth approximately SEK 100 million. Start of the project, which is not yet included in the Company’s order backlog, will take place once the customer has been granted planning permission.

Balco has entered into a cooperation agreement with a HSB tenant-owners association in Täby outside Stockholm regarding production and installation of new balconies. The order involves the conversion and renovation of existing balconies and is worth approximately SEK 100 million. The delivery includes dismantling, project planning, delivery of new fastening systems, balcony floors, roofs and the Balco Air glazing system with Clean-line, Ventech and the Twin windows system. The order value is not included in the order backlog which Balco is reporting in today’s report for the first quarter of 2018. The production phase will commence once planning permission is granted, and thus it is anticipated that the project will contribute to sales in 2019 and 2020. It is estimated that the project will take one year to complete from start of the project.

“The order from the tenant-owners association in Täby is testimony to the fact that we have quality products, great industry know-how and good delivery capacity which facilitates establishment with short lead times. We are continuing to create our own market and we perceive positive opportunities to continue our organic growth. That is the case both in the Nordic region, where we are the market leader, and also in the rest of northern Europe”, says Kenneth Lundahl, President and CEO of Balco, in a comment.

For more information, please contact:
Kenneth Lundahl, President and CEO, 070-630 20 57, kenneth.lundahl@balco.se
Cecilia Lannebo, Head of IR, 072-220 82 77, cecilia.lannebo@balco.se

 

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High quality concrete gives Balco the highest award

This year, Balco’s balcony concrete slabs were awarded the highest rating by the Swedish Byggvarubedömningen. The reason for this is that Balco continuously work towards new goals and the highest quality. Our sustainable production process is thoroughly planned and thought through. Environmental issues are also an important part of our work and our ISO certifications (SO 9001 and ISO 14001) are highly valued.

The balcony slabs are cast in Balco’s own production in Växjö, Sweden. This enables us to guarantee the quality of the balcony slabs under completely different conditions than if they were produced on site. In addition to internal controls, we also prefer that independent external parties evaluate our products in order to ensure that we maintain a high standard.

Byggvarubedömningen is one independent body that evaluates Balco’s products. It is a financially independent association which, among other things, works to ensure that the products used in today’s construction industry contain no harmful chemicals. They also want to see that companies work out a socially sustainable perspective in their production.

If you would like to know more please contact us here: https://www.balcouk.com/contact/