Juliet balconies are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. But what exactly are they and what benefits do they offer to homes and businesses?
A Juliet balcony, also known as a Balconet, Balconette, Juliette, or False Balcony, is a railing placed across a raised window or door opening to create a balcony effect.
Despite being named after the famous scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, where Juliet appears at a window, these balconies were not in use until after Shakespeare’s death. However, they remain an appropriate name for this beautiful feature.
Juliet balconies enable homeowners to add a balcony-like feature to a property without requiring additional expense or planning permission. They add light, air, and the illusion of space to any upstairs room and can add value to both domestic and commercial/office properties.
They are incredibly easy to maintain, the glass panels require regular cleaning with warm water and a standard glass cleaner, while stainless steel elements can be cleaned simply with soap and water or a stainless steel cleaner.
As with any windows, we tend to recommend cleaning your glass and stainless steel at least once a month to prevent excess build-up of dirt, which could become tougher to remove with time.
SHS is the leading supplier of Juliet Balconies to trade customers, in the DIY and residential market. We currently offer:
Perfect for introducing fresh air to any space at a low cost, the Juliet Balcony (also known as a Balconet, Balconette, Juliette or False Balcony) is a railing that is placed across a window or door opening to create a balcony without the costly extension.
We will construct your system using our 42.4mm diameter stainless steel rails, wall fixings, side-fixed brackets, glass clamps and 10mm thick clear, Toughened Safety Glass.
Please note that the maximum width for a Juliet Balcony is 2 metres. Be sure to keep in mind when designing and ordering your Juliet Balcony any obstructions, such as windowsills.
Having worked on thousands of commercial projects we understand what you require from a railing or balustrade system, the right price, and a durable stylish product.
We will work with you regarding any building inspection needs. If you are purchasing a full bespoke balustrade or Juliet balcony from our team, rather than buying online, you can choose to use our fitting team. They will work with your team to ensure a smooth installation.
Like any other surface, stainless steel needs some maintenance.
Stainless Steel – A routine cleaning of light soiling, using soap, detergent or dilute (1%) ammonia solution in warm clean water will be sufficent. Apply with a clean sponge, soft cloth or soft fibre brush then rinse in clean water and dry.
Glass – routine cleaning with warm water and regular glass cleaner will prove beneficial. We advise monthly wipe downs to keep your balustrade sparkling.
|Maximum Length||Bespoke sizes available up to 2800mm||Stainless Steel
|Satin or mirror|
|Material Grades||Grade 316 (external)||Glass Options||Coloured, clear or frosted|
|Glass Thickness||10mm toughened||Base Plates Available||4x 150mm side fix brackets|
(To top of rail)
|1100mm, bespoke sizes available||Compatible Fixings||Metal, brick or concrete|
|Tube Diameters||42.4mm, 48.3mm|