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What if there is something near my window opening that might get in the way?

Inspect the walls / surfaces to a distance of 1ft (30 cm) around your window aperture. Look out for any protruding features on or around the opening that your balcony is going to fix to such as over-size window sills, drain pipes, cables or stonework that might clash with the balcony frame.

Be aware too if you have less than 1ft […]

2023-07-13T09:51:06+00:00July 13, 2023|

How do I fix a balcony to cladding?

It may be possible to fix through the cladding, but when tightening the fixings you may end up nipping, squashing, or even breaking your cladding material. Sometimes, a clever spacer or stand-off design will solve your problem. Contact us if you are still unsure.

2023-07-13T09:50:47+00:00July 13, 2023|

How do I fix a balcony to a rendered wall?

You must make sure you are getting a solid fix. See our advice about cladding (below). Usually there is nothing to worry about but, depending on the render, it might be necessary to remove the render in the location of the fixings to access the solid fixing surface behind.

2023-07-13T09:50:31+00:00July 13, 2023|

Do you need planning permission for Juliet balcony?

Some local authorities have special rules for conservation areas, but as a general rule of thumb, no, you do no require planning permission for a Juliet balcony.

As they can affect sight lines and neighbours’ privacy, ‘Walk-on balconies’ i.e. those with a platform where you can step out the building, generally do require planning permission.

Your local authority Planning or Building Control […]

2023-07-13T09:49:59+00:00July 13, 2023|

Why is it called a Juliet balcony?

The name Juliet balcony derives from an extremely famous scene in Romeo & Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. In the scene, Juliet is courted by Romeo while she is on her balcony, although the play only ever referred to it as a window, not a balcony.

2023-07-13T09:49:41+00:00July 13, 2023|

What is the point of a Juliet balcony?

Juliet’s are deigned to let in air and light, transforming full length windows or French doors (usually of upper floors) into balconies. Often referred to as a balconette, Juliet’s can be defined as “false balconies” (or railings) at the outer plane of a window-opening, reaching to the floor. When the window/doors are open, the railings offer up the appearance of […]

2023-07-13T09:49:25+00:00July 13, 2023|

What is a Juliet style balcony?

A Juliet safely allows upper floor living spaces to benefit from French doors, Bifold doors or Full-length open windows, allowing fresh air into the room and enhancing the general feeling of space and openness. A Juliet balcony is essentially a railing against inward-swinging French doors, attached to the exterior of a building.

2023-07-13T09:43:23+00:00July 13, 2023|


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