Anytime you’re working outside, there are challenges abound. Construction materials need to be tough, durable, and most importantly safe. Our S.T.A.R. Systems aluminum railing is strong and secure. It comes with added benefits like low-maintenance upkeep, environmentally friendly when produced, and versatile with many options during installation. However, it all means nothing if we can’t attach the deck railing to a supporting anchor. Your safety is paramount, so, in some situations we need to get creative.
The project: balcony railing at an assisted-living apartment complex
We were thrilled to be a part of the project at River Ridge Retirement Residence. Being one of Winnipeg’s leading assisted-living apartment complex, they understood the value of having nature and being able to go outside. The location of the building is second to none – set on a quiet parcel of land near amenities and featuring panoramic views of the Red River. We’re delighted to be the team to extend the river viewing opportunity to life!
Connecting aluminum railing to concrete balconies and pillars
Each balcony is built from a metal pan, with a thinner layer of concrete on top. While we can attach our aluminum deck railing to surfaces in a variety of ways, drilling and mounting onto this application isn’t feasible.
At Windeck, we encounter challenges daily. This has transformed how we think. We’ve honed our problem-solving skills and our team’s diverse backgrounds help us think outside the box. Our prowess was on full display with this solution! Using chemically-engineered anchors attached and set into epoxy, we were able to connect the railing system to the thin layer of concrete that the balconies are built on. Once the anchors were in place, the rest of the work is just like another day at the office!
Safety can be stylish, too
Every project we approach, we know we can take care of the technical aspects. That allows us to focus more on the design and style of a project. Our design-build teams have a fantastic eye for matching colors, textures, and materials to create a sensory experience in your backyards. Some projects call for less creativity, but we still push the boundaries when possible. During the deck railing selection, we proposed a clean, powder-coated railing in white to pop the other accents on the building. The picket railing takes it’s inspiration from the color of the green roof’s timely feel from the early 1900’s. The outcome was an exterior that was transformed, but didn’t detract from the peaks and archways, but instead complimented them.