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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/

Balco are proud to be exhibiting at Housing 2018, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Please join us on stand E42 and meet some of the UK team.

Pete Scott our architectural advisor will be showcasing our CGI and BIM systems, along with our Director of UK Sales Pernell Vernon and two of our new National Sales Managers, Darren Parkinson and Ian Lewis.

Here at Balco we are manufacturing, supplying and installing our products all over the UK on a number of refurbishment and new-build projects, utilizing our full range of balcony and balustrade solutions.

Our products are designed and precision-engineered in Sweden, then carefully delivered to the sites where our UK project team manage the installation and aftercare service. Working in this way ensures that our customers enjoy a risk and haste free service from start to finish; with products made, installed and guaranteed by Balco.

If you are interested in making the most of your assets or would like to know what Balco can do for you, why not come and join us on stand E42.

 

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Venue and Opening Times

Venue:

Housing will be held at Manchester Central between 26th and 28th June 2018.

Full venue address: Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd., Petersfield, M2 3GX

 

Show times:

26th June 2018 – 9am-5.30pm

27th June 2018 – 9am-5.30pm

28th June 2018 – 9am-4pm

Ian Lewis joins Balco UK as National Sales Manager

We are very happy to announce that Ian Lewis has joined Balco UK as National Sales Manager, working with Pernell Vernon (Director of UK Sales) and the rest of the UK team.

Ian has over 15 years’ experience within the UK Construction market, providing a full product and service offering to Local Authorities, Social Landlords, Main Contractors, and Developers.  Away from work, Ian has been with his partner Zoe for 4 ½ years, and between them, they have 6 children. To say life can be hectic is a bit of an understatement!  At 39, Ian still manages to play football for his local team in Swansea, but has promised Zoe that this season will be his last!  There are only so many times you can ask to have cramp stretched out on a Sunday morning!

We are all very excited about the future and look forward to the successes that Ian will bring us.

Welcome to Balco Ian

Darren Parkinson joins Balco UK!

We are very happy to announce that Darren Parkinson has joined Balco UK as National Sales Manager, working with Pernell Vernon (Director of UK Sales) and the rest of the UK team.

Darren has 19 years of sales experience to the UK construction market, selling products and solutions to social landlords, main contractors, developers, and architects. Alongside his busy professional life Darren has been married to Alison for over 13 years and they have two children, Dylan (6 years) and Sophia (4 years) who ensure life is never dull!!! Football is Darren’s passion and he enjoys nothing better than watching his beloved Liverpool FC.

We are all very excited for the future and look forward to the successes that Darren will bring us.

Welcome to Balco Darren!

Balco makes homes more relaxing!

Many of us are exposed to unwanted noise all day long. On our way to work, at work, and even at home. Today it’s difficult to ever escape noise. Traffic is the most common source of unwanted sound and it affects us more than we think. Exposure to noise that tends to disrupt the natural rhythm of life can affect our health enormously. These effects can include: general health issues, sleeping disorders, cognitive effects, hearing impairment, increased blood pressure and also cardiovascular issues. A way to reduce the risk and protect yourself and your family from unwanted noise could be to install an integrated glazing solution from Balco, since a glazed balcony form Balco actually reduce noise by up to 20dB.

Integrated glazing with framed panes cuts noise levels considerably. The ear perceives a drop of 10 dB as a halving of the noise level. Ramböll’s study and previous measurements show that an integrated glazing solution from Balco cuts noise by up to 20dB. This 20dB reduction is when you’re out on your Balco balcony. The noise reduction inside your apartment varies from apartment to apartment. It depends on many factors such as: When the apartment was built, how it’s built, what the façade is made of and the quality of the windows. What we can ensure is that residents with an integrating glazing form Balco benefit from a brighter, lighter living space with good acoustic protection and a more relaxing environment.

 

If you’d like to know more details please contact Balco’s Sales Team,

Balco Sweden, Balco Norway, Balco Denmark, Balco Finland, Balco United Kingdom, Balco Germany and Balco Netherlands.

 

Here’s three Balco examples

 

Clyde Terrace, Forest Hill in London, United Kingdom

Positioned alongside a railway in London, Noise pollution was a fact. A need to reduce noise pollution from the nearby trains was a major consideration for this new build project and Balco’s balconies were a good solution. By adding glazed balconies to Clyde Terrace, Balco was able to give residents an extra outdoor space that could be used all year round and with less impact from outside noise.

 

Mitros Housing Association, Wolfstraat in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Balco changed the old rotten wooden enclosures to new aluminum system. This has not only changed the whole appearance of the house it’s also minimizes noise pollution from nearby main road and railway.

 

Krohnsminde in Bergen, Norway

The façade on the four tower blocks in Krohnsminde, along the southern main entry road to Bergen, was in great need of renovation. The busy entry road also made the need for noise reducing glazing necessary. Together with the architect, Pål Jørgensen, Balco developed an attractive and functional solution. The result exceeded all expectations. Apart from an oasis where the 180 householders could relax protected from traffic noise, wind and weather, their balconies were as much as 3 to 4 times larger than before. The stately Krohnsminde has become an eye-catcher and a dignified entry to the city.

The Balco Truck in the UK

The Balco Truck has been busy this week in the UK. Visiting many customers, providing CPD seminars, training days and client visits. Finishing off with the SEC Conference.

A big thank you to you all!

 

Balconies for greater living.

 

Do you want to konw more? Please contact Pernell Venron, Director of UK Sales.