Balcony for extended reinforced-concrete platform
When winterizing panel houses with balconies of a platform of reinforced concrete, the floor size of the balcony will be diminished. The structure of the railing can be modified and the platform renovated with satisfactory results without higher costs.
You may choose whether you want to renovate the existing reinforced-concrete platform, which we are able to suspend from a self-supporting extended balcony structure or we can cut off the platform and replace it with one that you select, and we make sure that it will be mounted using a new suspension system that you choose from our assortment of hanging balconies.
Gallery of balconies with extended platform
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Balcony dimensions for platform extension
The depth of the existing balcony of reinforced concrete may be extended by up to 50 cm and is available in all the variants of floor shape in our assortment: NORMAL, ARCUS, IDEAL.
All consult all the optional solutions with you and prepare a the most suitable variants for you, ranging from renovation of the original platform with a new balcony mounted on the original platform, or we suggest cutting off the existing platform and replacing it with a new balcony of your choice, whereby you may select any dimensions and finish from the range of assorted hanging balconies we offer.
Assorted steel balcony paneling
The surface of this double-sided galvanized sheet metal is smooth with a 25 μm coating of polyester paint on the visible side and gray protective 7 μm paint coating on the reverse side. This high-quality heavy-duty finish is rust-proof; the paint has improved colorfastness and excellent flexibility. The service life of the metal is at least 40 years.
If you prefer smooth design, you may choose NEOBOND sandwich aluminum sheet metal or smooth tin with polyester finish.
Laminated Connex® safety glass
Laminated Connex® safety glass is an excellent construction element. Laminated glass is made layers of flat glass panes – clear, colored, or reflexive, with one of multiple layers of polyvinyl butyral foil – clear, colored, transparent, or non-transparent, which is characterized by particular durability, adhesiveness, and elasticity. If broken, the shards of broken glass stick to the foil, thus reducing or completely eliminating the possibility of injury.
A great advantage of Connex® glass is not only excellent light transmission, but above all its ability to take on some of the façade’s color. These properties are best visible in milky variants. Connex® glass is also available in clear and bronze finish.
Metal lathing is a material with seemingly cut-out shapes along the whole surface of the paneling or metal filling. There exist at least five types of eyelets made by pulling metal to give a unique appearance and shape, without affecting the material’s durability. The eyelet effect is not achieved by braiding or welding, as may be the impression at first sight.
Perforated sheet metal
There exist several type of perforation, such as circles, squares, ovals, decorative shapes, indentations, and special effects.
Sampler of RAL paints
The paint sampler is merely informative. During the process of ordering and realizing balconies, we deliver original samplers of paints according to the type of paneling selected.
Optional accessories for PEKSTRA balconies
Flooring and floor decks
Different types of flooring are provided to offer greater comfort for balcony users.
You may choose a water-proof PEKSTRA MULTIPLEX plywood deck, which is comes in three segments to facilitate cleaning of the balcony’s floor. For balconies larger than 3.60 m, the deck is delivered in four segments.
As another optional accessory, we offer balcony plastic flooring consisting of fitted floor tiles in several color variants, delivered in 40 x 40 cm squares and three surface texture variants.
Side walls provide comfort by protecting your balcony against windy weather. The advantage is that they match the design of the given PEKSTRA balcony. The side walls are made of polycarbonate or safety glass in full height or two-thirds of the height of the balcony.
The side walls are made in different variants depending on the balcony system chosen.
Molding for installing between the balcony and the building’s facade.
Renovation of existing reinforced-concrete platforms
When extending a platform of reinforced concrete, we have to subject the platform to certain treatment first to eliminate moisture and repair possible defects caused by material fatigue due to aging. Thereupon it is necessary to provide adequate space between the platform and the balcony door, where the new balcony’s structure will be mounted.
The new balcony, mounted as a self-supporting structure, is available in different floor variants: ARCUS, IDEAL, and NORMAL depending on your preference. The balcony will not exert extra weight on the original platform!
This solution enables us to extend the floor size of the balcony from 360 – 420 cm in width and up to 135 cm in depth, depending to the static engineer’s assessment.
Cutting off reinforced-concrete platform
If your platform is made of reinforced concrete, we suggest s solution that involves professional cutting off of the existing platform and delivery of a new hanging balcony of your choice. This solution is always discussed individually with each client as it depends on the condition of the existing platforms installed on your apartment house.