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Juliet balconies are a subtle yet stunning architectural feature that is easy to fit. With no vertical posts, their appearance is unobtrusive. Maintenance is minimal and Juliet balconies can be installed in more corrosive locations.
The Juliet balcony, also known as a ‘balconette’ or ‘French balcony’ – and often spelled ‘Juliette balcony’, get its name from the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
The Juliet balcony is a great way to enjoy many of the advantages of a balcony but without the structural complications and cost.
A Juliet balcony is a simple balustrade fixed to the external facade of a building to allow rooms on the first or higher floors to have inward-opening full-height French doors, which means more light, a greater sense of space, more views and more air. It is a simple solution to achieving the ‘luxury’ feel of a balcony with relative simplicity.
Traditionally, Juliet balconies were made from steel and usually painted black, with vertical bars. Clamped to a building’s external facade, they could often be ugly or solid looking structures that did little to compliment the look of the building. They also disturbed the view from the inside with obtrusive ironworks and railings.
Our system helps fulfil the purpose of having floor-length inward-opening ground-level windows in the first place: to create light and space and wider views, while gracing the external facade with something that intrudes less on – or even improves – the overall visual appeal of the architecture.
Our Juliet balconies in bespoke glass are an innovative design that utilises the strength of our patented aluminium handrail to enable much greater spans of glass (up to 4 metres!) to be achieved without the need for any supporting posts. The result is a more graceful Juliet balcony that takes much fuller advantage of the strength and aesthetic qualities of glass but which is also virtually maintenance free and very straightforward to install.
Research, Development, Solution, Result
We researched and developed our Juliet balcony design from our on-site experience and with the needs of architects, developers and installers in mind, as well, of course, as the customer. The result is a Juliet balcony that is maintenance free and easy to install.
Not only that but in the unlikely event that a glass panel ever needs to be replaced, this can be done easily from inside the property without the need for scaffolding.
Our Juliet balconies have become so popular that we are now able to supply bespoke or from a large selection of ‘off the shelf”’ designs from no less than seven standard sizes and a choice of four colours and four glass tints. You can order individually or in bulk to suit any residential or commercial development, renovation or improvement project:
The materials used to make our Juliet Balcony range – from the anodised aluminium of the handrails to the safety glass toughened on both sides or the BalcoNano self-cleaning coating – require no maintenance other than very light cleaning and guarantee your glass Juliet balcony a very long trouble-free life.
Available in colour finishes: White powder coating, Silver Anodised, Bronze Anodised and Balcony Systems’ Proprietary Royal Chrome Anodised finish. All finishes come with Balcony Systems’ 10 year guarantee.