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Why You Need A Juliet Balcony

You may have seen them, but do you know what a Juliet Balcony is? A Juliet Balcony (also

known as a French or False balcony) sits across a full-height upper-storey opening.


A Juliet balcony does more than create a talking point for people visiting your house. Providing a

'guard' or security barrier to sliding doors or inward opening full-height French Doors on a

first-floor room or above, a Juliet balcony lets in more natural light, and fresh air when the doors

are open.


If you are looking to incorporate a Juliet balcony to your house or are looking for a property that

already has one built in, then here are some benefits for you. In this week's blog, Instrument

Glasses, glass manufacturers in London, outlines why you need a juliet balcony for your home.


Security

Typically, Juliet balconies are seen to be with french doors that are high up on a property. This

allows you to open them up and look out onto your view without the fear and hazard of falling.

If you have little ones or pets that like venturing to places they shouldn’t be and want to make

sure they’ll be safe then Juliet balconies are perfect for this. Juliet balconies create security

without compromising style and the decor of your property.


The versatility is unmatched.


Value

This is more of a positive if you're selling your property but having a Juliet balcony can help with

the increase of your house value as well as its appeal.


Juliet balconies can add a 5-10% increase in value for your property and don't typically need a

hugely large upfront cost for installation unless you have gone for a large and complex design.

Installing


If you’re looking to install a Juliet balcony for your home and you’re wondering about planning

permission etc then do not worry. In most cases, you will not need planning permission. With

Juliet balconies not extending out or encroaching on another property, you can install one

without worry.


If you want to be absolutely sure you can contact your LPA through your council.


Installing a Juliet Balcony


For safety reasons, glass balustrades are made from toughened glass. This type of glass

cannot be drilled once heated during production and so glass clamps are necessary to hold it in

place.


Our expert team and our amazing materials are a must for homeowners looking into adding

glass balustrades so if you’re interested please get in touch with Instrument Glasses.

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