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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.

We support the Swedish Prostate Cancer Federation “Mustaschkampen”

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

We support the Swedish Prostate Cancer Federation “Mustaschkampen”.

Every day, every month, every year thousands of men get diagnosed with prostate cancer. One of the most common cancer diseases. The Swedish Prostate Cancer Federation organizes “Mustaschkampen”, which is one of many organizations with the mission to defeat prostate cancer and raise awareness for men’s health issues  during November. More money is needed to support research and development and to achieve a better prostate cancer treatment.

We support, You can too!

Read more and support here

We support the Pink Ribbon Campaign!

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

– We support the Pink Ribbon Campaign!

Every day women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and for most of us, someone close is affected. The Swedish Cancer Society’s Pink Ribbon campaign takes place in October, with the aim of financing research, spreading knowledge about breast cancer and cancer prevention. Balco are proud sponsor of the Pink Ribbon Campaign, helping to paint the world Pink!

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