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Standards and Guidelines

Every Forjj balcony fully complies with all relevant current building regulations & guidelines. Below is a brief explanation of the key sections but there's a lot more detail behind - get in touch if you need additional information.

CE Marking of Juliet Balconies

  • CE Marking does apply to Juliet balconies. For the legal requirements relating to the manufacture of Juliet balconies, please see our separate page about CE Marking.

Building Regulations (Part K) for Juliet Balconies

  • The balcony guarding must be at a minimum height of 1100mm above the floor level.
  • To prevent children from becoming entrapped the maximum gap between elements of the balcony must be no more than 100mm.
  • The Juliet balcony must be constructed in a manner that prevents children from readily being able to climb it (e.g. no horizontal rails).

British Standard 6180

  • Anchorage securing the Juliet back to the building should sustain a load greater than the balcony will be subjected to. Please note - fixings are not supplied or specified by Forjj and you must ensure that the correct fixings are used.
  • Glass in Juliet balconies generally needs to be BS EN 12600 Class [Minimum of 10mm thick toughened glass]

NHBC (National House-Building Council Standard Guidelines) for Balconies

  • Juliet Balconies must be a minimum height of 1100mm above the floor level.
  • If the window sill is 300mm to 600mm above the floor level, the Juliet balcony must be a minimum height of 700mm above the window sill.

Juliet Balcony Fire Escape Regulations

  • Where the window or door is deemed part of a fire escape route Juliet balcony height must also not exceed 1100mm.

Glass for Juliet Balconies (BS EN 12600 & BS 6206)

  • Must be safety glass which if broken on impact, will break in a way which is unlikely to cause injuries.
  • Sufficiently robust to ensure the risk of breakage from impact is low.

For more information please contact us and we will be happy to help.