With an efficient design, engineering and consent process and a simple glide-on, lock-in installation Grappler frees you from the twists and turns of traditional balcony construction.
Come take a closer look…
With an efficient design, engineering and consent process and a simple glide-on, lock-in installation Grappler frees you from the twists and turns of traditional balcony construction.
Come take a closer look…
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How it works

Working closely with architects and engineers we take the balcony from first sketch through to rendered design and prototype modelling. Our factory-controlled production line then delivers the completed modular balconies to site and ready to connect quick smart.

Adaptability

If there is one thing a Grappler balcony is – it’s that it can always be more than one thing. With the ability to adapt a large range of precision-built balustrade and screening elements architects can design to their unique vision.

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Expert R&D has delivered a supremely strong but effectively lightweight balcony. With thermal and acoustic breaks, with superior waterproofing and effective drainage, it’s the small details within Grappler balcony design that makes such a big difference.

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How it works

The design process

We take pride in helping our friends in New Zealand’s apartment development and architecture realise their unique vision in the most cost-effective and time-efficient way possible.

The best way to ensure this occurs is with a straightforward ECI process where, with a careful and collaborative approach, we can help take a napkin sketch to first render, into construction and beyond.

At this stage we can add value both with the ‘aesthetic’ and the ‘adaptable’. 3D modelling and printing helps look at a design from every angle. Innovative engineering and construction approaches provide far greater flexibility in everything from decking materials to lighting to planter boxes to privacy screens.

Off-site construction

 It turns out the best way to enhance on-site construction efficiency and safety is to avoid the site altogether. With our factory-built modular balconies we can make the most of every minute within the construction schedule while working remotely and flawlessly.

 With decades of aluminium design, engineering and fabrication experience our factory capability has been developed over the years to ensure the highest quality build progression. Our reputation has been built on quality assurance and nothing will compromise this.

All balconies are precision-engineered to ensure nothing is left to chance come installation time. Then we keep everything at our storage facilities ready to go when the time is right. So everything is exactly where (and when) you need it.

On-site installation

While our balconies are being built off site we’re also making sure the connections are installed and ready to go for when they arrive. From there it’s a matter of fixing to the façade using the system’s specially designed hollow slab connection details. All we need for this is two expert installers and one crane.

 The on-site works are kept to an absolute minimum. The complete balcony is simply guided into place and locked into the building with maximum ease, speed and safety.

 In the U.K a record was set with 36 balconies installed in just over 6 hours. Obviously such impressive figures are only possible with the right support – here in New Zealand balcony installation speed will be set by the needs of each individual project.

Adaptability

If there is one thing a Grappler balcony is – it’s that it can always be more than one thing. With the ability to adapt a large range of precision-built balustrade and screening elements architects can design to their unique vision.

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