Architectural Metalwork to the Construction Industry since 1977

Barrier Park, East London

Client: Barratt
Location: East London
Requirements: Balconies, Railings, Screens, Pedestrian Gates
Contract Value: £2.4m

Scope of Works

Balguard were commissioned to manufacture and install a large scale architectural metalwork package for a new residential development in East London adjacent to the Thames Barrier.

The works included Balconies, Railings, Screens, Pedestrian Gates, Car Park Gates and sundry metalwork items.

Key Challenges

Working closely with the architects and client the key challenge faced was the Balconies. The design specification required completely concealed fixings for the powder coated soffits.

Working with our design teams and the architects for the project we developed a system allowing the soffits to remain positively fixed, eliminating any concerns over their failing in the future.


Established in 1977, Balguard Engineering is still run by its founding directors. Our focus on quality, service and reliability has enabled us to become one of the UK’s leading architectural metalworking companies.

From our 45,000 square foot manufacturing centre, just north of London, we design, fabricate and install a wide range of architectural metalwork such as balconies, balustrades, railings and staircases.

We are recognised as experts in our industry, combining extensive experience with the latest technology to fabricate products of exceptional quality at a competitive price. We have a team of skilled tradesmen and engineers who provide a complete solution from design through to installation.