September 17, 2011
A sound deal in Gårdsten
“I’m pleased that Balco has managed to secure a number of contracts from us against major competition from other suppliers,” comments Michael Pirosanto, property manager at Gårdstensbostäder. “Since we knew exactly what we wanted, we were able to clearly specify our requirements in the invitation to tender. “In our experience of Balco, the products offer high quality, with a sleek and attractive look, a top finish, well thought-out design, simple use and a long life. Balco is also excellent at sticking to deadlines, plus the fitters on site and the managers are reliable and easy to deal with.”
Does it make financial sense to glaze in balconies? According to Michael Pirosanto, there is only one answer to that question: “Of course it does. Our experience of glazed balconies on the Solhusen renovation project has shown the profitability of the move.” The glazing is part of a wider-ranging solution drawn up together with Professor Jan-Olof Dalenbäck at the Chalmers University of Technology to redesign the ventilation in the access balconies. Glazed balconies give tenants an “extra” room for a modest increase in rent. The property also gains an extra wall, which helps make the original balcony wall, often poorly insulated, suddenly no longer feel cold and draughty. The result is an improvement in the thermal climate indoors while also minimising future maintenance of the balcony and outer walls. “We are definitely going to carry on glazing in balconies,” concludes a happy Michael.
Michael Pirosanto, property manager at Gårdstensbostäder