As a builder or architect, you are likely to run into a lot of clients who need balcony fencing. Whether this is for apartment complexes or stadiums, many places require balconies for safety measures. In addition to providing safety, building owners also like balcony fencing to have an aesthetically pleasing quality as well. As an architect or builder working with clients, here are 4 things you need to know about balcony fencing.
Know The Industry In Which You Are Working
The first key thing to know when making decisions about balcony fencing is to know the industry you are working with. This will help you get an idea of the purpose behind the fencing and help you guide your client when deciding which type of fencing to get. At MFR, we have designed balconies for buildings in many different industries, including the following:
- Medical centers
- Apartment complexes
- Convention centers
- Office buildings
Industry-Specific Balcony Fencing Needs
Each industry typically has its own goals and idea when it comes to balcony fencing. At a medical center, you will find it all over, including around atriums and on the roof. Medical centers typically like for their railings to look sterile and clean. Often, they will contain glass.
In apartment complexes, railings are used on each individual unit’s balcony. Apartment balconies are very appealing to renters and allow complexes to increase the rental price of units that have them. Many apartment buildings today are looking for sleek, modern railings to put on unit balconies.
Another place that needs balconies are hotel rooms. Everyone wants a hotel room with a view, and it’s even better when you can step outside your room to enjoy that view! Hotels want balcony railings that are safe and aesthetically pleasing. Hotels also need railings on staircases within the hotel.
Stadiums and convention centers are two more places that need a lot of balcony railings. If you’ve ever been to a stadium sporting event, you know how extensive the railing system is. Not only are stadium railings designed to keep spectators safe, but they also help divide out seating sections.
High-rise office buildings, with their open, cable-free floorplans, also need balcony fencing. In offices, the fencing is used to create outdoor spaces or indoor open areas. Being aesthetically pleasing is important.Most office buildings want railings that go along with the overall look of the office.
Last but not least, the college and university industry also need a lot of railings on campus. From the library to the dorm buildings, railings on campus help keep students safe.
Safety vs. Aesthetics in Balcony Fencing
As a builder or architect, you will quickly come to find that basically any commercial or community building you work on that is more than one floor will need balcony fencing. At MFR Corp, we are prepared to help you with any of your balcony fencing needs. Once you understand the industry you are working with and what kind of balcony fencing your clients need, you must next consider safety vs. aesthetics. First and foremost, balcony fencing is designed to keep people safe. Imagine the disasters that could happen without safe balcony fencing! In addition to being safe, builders and architects also want to provide fencing that is aesthetically pleasing. At MFR, we create balcony fencing systems that are both extremely safe and visually pleasing.
Custom vs. Standard Design
When it comes to balcony fencing, MFR has two standard designs available, the Select System and the Grigliato System. Here are some basics about both systems:
- Select System: This system offers many options for design and building clients. The system can fit a variety of shapes, designs, and material specifications. It can be installed indoors or outdoors and comes in a variety of colors.
- Grigliato System: This system is lightweight, easy to move, and extremely versatile. The pieces can fit indoors and outdoors, and they come in different color options.
In addition, MFR works on custom railing projects. If your client needs something unique, we are up to the job. We work directly with architects and clients to create customized balcony fencing solutions.
Know Your Client’s Budget
One of the most important things to know about a client is their budget. The budget will help guide the builder and the architect when making various decisions. When it comes to balcony fencing, MFR Corp is a budget-friendly option. We create state-of-the-art, high-quality balcony fencing solutions that your client can afford.
At MFR Corp, we help builders and architects with their clients who need balcony fencing solutions. We have installed architectural railing systems for many large projects, including Heinz Field, Titans NFL Stadium, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, and more. We have worked in all types of buildings and in different industries, including medical centers, hotels, office buildings, colleges, and more! Our fencing for balconies is safe and visually pleasing all at once. We work with our clients to find a solution that meets their budget. We also do custom fencing projects if a client has unique needs. As an architect or builder, the first step is understanding the specific wants and needs of your client.
Once you have a baseline on where they want their balconies and what they want them to look like, we will get started. Our fences are a combination of architectural aesthetics and industrial strength. If you are an architect or builder and are working on projects that require balcony fencing, contact us today. We are excited to work with you and your client to create beautiful balconies!