Installing a Balcony

Preparation

  • Purchase the correct fixings based upon the material you are fixing to. Our Fixings Advice page is a good starting point but you should ensure that all connections between the balcony and building structure are approved by a suitably qualified person.
  • Please be aware that, because of the approximate finished weights of our products (as detailed below), it may be necessary to have additional support for the Juliet balcony until fixings are secure.
Name900mm1200mm1500mm1800mm2100mm2400mm
Liffey28Kg34Kg39Kg45Kg57Kg62Kg
Derwent29Kg35Kg39Kg45Kg51Kg57Kg
Tees33Kg39Kg44Kg50Kg57Kg64Kg
Medway39Kg44Kg50Kg54Kg63Kg69Kg
Thames36Kg45Kg50Kg58Kg66Kg75Kg
Tweed48Kg46Kg52Kg60Kg67Kg75Kg
Severn38Kg60Kg69Kg78Kg90Kg99Kg
NameSizeWeight
Liffey900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
28Kg
34Kg
39Kg
45Kg
57Kg
62Kg
Derwent900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
29Kg
35Kg
39Kg
45Kg
51Kg
57Kg
Tees900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
33Kg
39Kg
44Kg
50Kg
57Kg
64Kg
Medway900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
39Kg
44Kg
50Kg
54Kg
63Kg
69Kg
Thames900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
36Kg
45Kg
50Kg
58Kg
66Kg
75Kg
Tweed900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
48Kg
46Kg
52Kg
60Kg
67Kg
75Kg
Severn900mm
1200mm
1500mm
1800mm
2100mm
2400mm
38Kg
60Kg
69Kg
78Kg
90Kg
99Kg

Positioning and Fixing

  • If your balcony is wrapped in any way, remove only enough packaging to expose the mounting brackets, leave as much of the existing packaging in place for added protection from knocks and scrapes during the installation.
  • ‘Offer up’ the balcony to the surface you are mounting onto. Ensure the balcony is positioned the correct height with reference to our Standards Advice. Pay particular attention to the floor height advice as follows:

NHBC Standard Guidelines

  1. Juliet balcony handrail must be a minimum height of 1100mm above the internal finished floor level.
  2. If the window sill is 300mm to 600mm above the floor level, the Juliet balcony handrail must be a minimum height of 700mm above the window sill.
  3. Where the window or door is deemed part of a fire escape route (further information here) Juliet balcony handrail height must also not exceed 1100mm.
  • Using a spirit level to ensure it is aligned properly, mark the position of the fixing holes.
  • If necessary (depending on fixing type) move the balcony out of the way and drill for fixings.
  • Install fixings in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Always remember to use packers if the surface to which you are fixing is not true or level.
  • Resin Anchors – Please be aware that resin anchors are likely to fail if the correct procedure is not followed. Curing time must be allowed, as stated by the resin manufacturer, before securing the juliet.
  • Once securely fixed to the wall, remove all packaging materials from the Juliet balcony. Clean off any dust or residue with a damp soft cloth.

Still not sure?

Most builders will be comfortable fitting a Juliet balcony but Forjj may be able to offer an installation service for your balcony. Please click here to contact us.