What can I do with a Juliet balcony?

What can I do with a Juliet balcony?

Replacing a window with full-height French Doors and a Juliet balcony can really transform a room, whether it is a bedroom, office, loft conversion or living room. Increased natural light is good for our health – and your houseplants will benefit too, further enhancing that feeling of well-being all round.

Do Juliet balconies add value?

Juliet balconies add value to your home, without requiring a large upfront cost. Not only that, but Juliet balconies greatly enhance the way one’s home looks when viewed from the outside, substantially adding to its ‘curb appeal’.

Are Juliette balconies safe?

When they are installed correctly, Juliette balconies are completely safe. This is because, when the balcony is installed onto a property, it is carefully and securely screwed into the property. Furthermore, if there are any gaps in the railings of the balcony, these gaps cannot be more than 10cm wide.

What’s the point of a Juliette balcony?

Made famous by Shakespeare, made perfect by Sapphire, the Juliet (or Juliette) is a specialist balcony commonly used to protect openings such as French doors on an upper floor of a residential development.

Can you walk on a Juliet balcony?

Conclusion. Juliet balconies can’t be sat on because they’re so small. Some of the tiny ones might not even be sturdy enough to hold a person, so use caution if you want to stand on it. Juliet balconies function as a guard rail so you can open your window and turn your entire room into a covered balcony.

Do you need planning permission for Juliet balcony?

Juliet balconies are classed as Permitted Developments and therefore will not need planning permission.

How much weight can a Juliet balcony hold?

50-100 pounds per square foot
Overloading a balcony could result in a safety hazard that puts you or someone else in danger. That being said, generally speaking, balconies are load-rated to 50-100 pounds per square foot. Although, there’s a chance that your balcony was structurally built as a patio, which may change its load rating capacity.

How far can a Juliet balcony protrude?

Building Regulations (Part K) To prevent children from becoming entrapped the maximum gap between elements of the balcony must be no more than 100mm.

What are the different types of balconies?

The Different Types of Balcony Structures

  • Hung balconies. This type of balcony structure is made of stainless steel cables that are fixed on the edges of the balcony.
  • Stacked balconies.
  • Cantilever or projecting balconies.
  • Balcony Decking.

Do you need planning permission for a Juliet balcony?

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