£1,000 And Bubbly For Balustrade Snapper

The winning entry in Balconette's annual photography competition.

Glass balustrade maker Balconette had an impressive response to its annual photography competition. The winner was Graeme Jones in Kent's High Weald area, who won a £1,000 cash prize along with a bottle of bubbly.

More than 500 buyers of Balconette balustrades and Juliet balconies entered photographs of their installations, with entries ranging from smart-phone snaps to serious amateur photo studies.

The winning entry shows a fiery summer sunset from Jones' balcony, with the hills of the Weald in the distance. It beat off strong competition from entrants, all tasked with showing the benefits of a modern glass balcony.

Entries came from all corners of the British Isles and, according to the judges, demonstrated considerable photographic skill and an eye for natural beauty.


Timbertech Southern

Jones' glass balustrade, installed by Balconette’s Registered Installer Timbertech Southern Ltd., gives him his own outdoor space to enjoy the spectacular view. He took the photo on the spur of the moment: "I usually like to walk around the garden each evening if I can and I stepped out of the back door shortly after a rainstorm had passed to see the amazing sunset. I had my mobile with me and I simply stood back and took the picture, it wasn't composed in any way, it was just as I saw it.

"When I was told I had won the overall competition for the year I just couldn't believe it," added Jones. "I feel very lucky. I'm pleased that if the deck area had been finished with anything other than a glass balustrade, the photograph just wouldn’t have been the same."


Registered Installers

Balconette, which specialises in high-quality glass balustrading, has provided glass installations for several high-profile buildings including the Tate St Ives and the Battle of Britain Memorial Centre near Dover. Alistair Gillies from the company told The Installer and The Fabricator: "We love to help homeowners create their own space. We thought Graeme had used his balcony area to enhance the view and managed to express this in his photo".

Balconette's Head Office is in Blindley Heath, Surrey. The company has a network of registered outlets and Installers across the country.

Picture: The winning entry in Balconette's annual photography competition.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
09th September 2021


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