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Staffordshire-based SMART Balustrades has announced that it has expanded its services into the residential sector – following the continued growth of the business, that has to date operated in the commercial market.

The company, which is part of the Unitech Group, has taken this step due to business growth and the increased demand from both private homeowners and commercial house builders.

SMART Balustrades provides a range of bespoke glass and stainless-steel balustrades as well as glass Juliet balconies, which are manufactured at its Burntwood, Staffordshire production facility. The firm has extensive experience in the fit-out sector and works heavily in the hotel and leisure markets.

With housebuilding in the UK currently at a 30-year high*, there is an increasing demand for fit-out work in residential properties, as well as a continued rise in the number of homeowners carrying out extensions and renovations on their properties.

David Hough, managing director of SMART Balustrades, said:

“Our reputation and the demand for our specialist services has enabled our continued growth. Having previously delivered a limited amount of works in the resi sector, we are pleased to officially launch our residential arm. This enables us to offer a more bespoke service which is fit for purpose and we hope to work with busy house builders and private homeowners.

“There has been a significant increase in the number of planning applications submitted in recent years, particularly for home improvements, so offering our services to this sector is a natural step for us.

“We look forward to working with residential clients who can put their trust in our 100 years of combined team experience, designing, manufacturing and installing high quality and compliant handrail and balustrade systems.”

To support its continued growth, SMART Balustrades is investing in its production team having just taken on Tom Dopierala as production manager based at its Burntwood HQ. The team will be further expanded over the next 12 months, bringing more jobs to the area.

SMART Balustrades was set up by brothers David and Jonathan Hough and its current commercial portfolio includes luxury hotels, universities, retail and leisure facilities.

* https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/14/house-building-in-england-at-30-year-high-government-data-show