Architectural Metalwork to the Construction Industry since 1977

West Hendon Re-Development

Client: Barratt Brentford
Location: West Hendon, North London
Scope of Works: Balconies, Balustrades, Terraces

Scope of Works

Balguard were commissioned to manufacture and install a large scale architectural metalwork package for several blocks including a 26 storey tower. The scope of works involved many different elements including balconies, colonnades, terraces, paved areas, Juliette balconies, car park metalwork, cycle racks and structural glass balustrades.

Key Challenges

Just in time deliveries with minimal storage of materials required a high level of logistical planning.

Our installation teams were working at height installing perimeter inset balcony balustrades to all of the buildings, including the 26 floor tower block.

Installation involved manual handling of the balustrades in long panels through the building perimeter scaffolding. Due to the weight 6 to 8 men were required to load out and lift into position avoiding damage to the panels and other trades finished work.

The design required hidden fixings for the balustrade scheme which was effectively incorporated into the manufacturing process.

Each package required meeting short deadlines. This project was delivered to the highest standard possible and completed on time and to the programme.


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.