Why Do You Need A Juliet Balcony?

With hotter summers and the price of commercial air-conditioning currently high, getting ventilation and light into your property can be a real benefit. A Juliet balcony is a handy property alteration that doesn't require a lot of planning or space. It also provides an attractive external feature and is easy to maintain. There are several reasons for installing a Juliet balcony on a commercial or retail premises, but first, let's clear up what exactly they are.


A Juliet balcony, despite its name, is not actually a balcony at all. That is, there is no external space that you can walk out onto and no significant projection outside the building. Instead, a Juliet balcony is comprised of a door-height window that opens onto a waist-level railing and balustrade for safety. So why might you want to install one?


Compared to the cost of installing conventional balconies, a glass Juliet balcony costs little. Because there's no external projection, minimal construction work is required and reduces the disruption to commercial businesses from installation. The design is simple and unobtrusive, so you need not get an architect involved, unless you want to. Altogether then, design, planning and construction costs for Juliet balconies are relatively affordable for commercial property owners, and their simplicity makes them quick and easy to install.


Because it is larger than a conventional window, a Juliet balcony is a great way to get some extra light and air into a room or office on hot days. There may not be an expansion of physical space, but it will feel like it, as extra light, and air flood into the room. Juliet balconies are also a great place to look out from, whether you're enjoying country or city views.


A true external balcony can be highly desirable, but not every property is suitable. Where space, structure, planning restrictions or cost mean you can't add on a full balcony, a Juliet balcony is still an option. It can give many of the benefits and aesthetic perks of a full balcony, which would not otherwise be possible.


Not only do they make your interior more appealing, but Juliet balconies also add a visual dynamism to the outside of a property. They can break up the uniformity of an array of regular windows, adding a distinctive feature to an otherwise unremarkable frontage.


Depending on the materials you use for the construction; your Juliet balcony can be very simple to clean. For example, with a glass balustrade, all it requires is a quick wipe-down to remove any dust or grime. Similarly, a stainless steel Juliet balcony is exceptionally hard-wearing and dirt-resistant. They are also often cleanable from within the property, meaning less dangerous ladder work or costly external cleaning contractors.


If you want more information on the range of Juliet balconies suitable for your commercial property, please contact us today on 029 2167 9448.