Glazed Gable Apex with Cantilevered Balcony

Glazed Gable Apex With Cantilevered Balcony

Glazed Gable Apex with Cantilevered Balcony

Architect: Andrew Coulter Architects

IG Lintels Engineer: Chris Patterson

Recently televised in the BBC’s “House of the Year 2010”, this family home is a quintessential example of IG’s innovative engineering. Working closely with Architect Andrew Coulter, IG Engineer Chris Patterson detailed the unique two storey glazed gable apex with a cantilevered balcony, two story corner steel lintels and half apex corner lintels.

The apex portal frame is 8.5 metres high and spans 5 metres wide. IG also supplied a ridge beam to bolt back from the apex of the gable frame to provide support for the vaulted ceiling. This diversity of steel framing was created using a combination of structural steel sections and supports.

“IG ensured full structural support without compromising the original vision we had for the building. They made sure their steel systems slotted seamlessly into place.”
Denver McMahon Andrew Coulter Architects