Reasons for purchasing a Juliet Balcony…

The UK has experienced some scorching temperatures in recent weeks.

With summer in full swing, purchases of Juliet balconies have been on the up.

Whether it’s a bedroom that could benefit from a more open feel or a home that suits a more stately touch, the Juliet balcony is a great way to add light and create a more airy and spacious feel in any room. But what is a Juliet balcony exactly?

A Juliet balcony (or balconette) is a false balcony where doors or large floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a railing outside.

Unlike that of a typical balcony that you can walk onto, a Juliet balcony is a balcony which does not project from the side of a building.

They certainly make for a beautiful design feature, but what else can they bring to the interior and exterior of your home:

1. They are Cost-effective…

Unlike that of a walk-on balcony, a Juliet balcony doesn’t usually require planning permission – this makes it quick, cheap and easy to install.

2 . Let in more light…

When the doors are open the outside air floods in it effectively transforming the room into an enclosed balcony, ideal for the warmer days we’re currently experiencing.

3. Adds to your homes ‘curb appeal’…

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’.

4. Suitable for rooms where a normal balcony is not possible…

They’re designed to give the appearance of a full balcony in locations where it may not be possible or suitable to install a larger feature.

So if you are tempted read on to hear more about our balcony partner Iron Octopus.

Company focus: Iron Octopus…

Family run Iron Octopus specialise in metalwork creating steel products with soul.

Their team has produced bespoke metalwork for a wide range of markets and clients and are one of the UK’s biggest retailers of Juliet Balconies.

In addition these services they also offer traditional blacksmith work using time honoured skills to create beautiful and unique products.

Designing and manufacturing their own products means they can offer you exceptional flexibility – allowing them to tailor products to suit their customers particular needs and tastes.

All products are made here in the UK in their large workshop.

You can look at examples of work here or visit their facebook page.

Bounce Loves… The Barden Juliet Balcony…

A classic balcony design. Based on the traditional balconies of old.

The overall height of this balcony is 1100mm (1.1 Meters) this height meets current UK building regulations. The distance between the in-fill bars are no greater than 100mm (10 Centimeters) which also meets current UK building regulations.

When choosing your balcony frame size we recommend adding 300mm (30 Centimeters) to the measurement of your opening.

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Keep posted for our Bounce Magazine home makeover feature at the end of the summer featuring the Barden!