glass juliet balcony

• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Bedroom with Juliet BalconyWhether you’re installing a Juliet balcony, which can be fitted as soon as it arrives, or a balustrade for a balcony, which has yet to be built, being able to plan when various parts arrive is important.

Here is an outline of what you can expect, although a more accurate time can be provided at the point of order.


• Sunday, November 20th, 2016

With planning regulations requiring housebuilders and social housing providers to optimise the number of dwellings per hectare, more and more apartments and townhouses are springing up in our towns and cities to meet rising demand for housing.

External balconies and Juliette balconies are a frequent design feature of these properties, helpful in enhancing light and a feeling of spaciousness, while also providing a pleasant ‘outdoor’ amenity for upper floor residents in the absence of gardens. Unfortunately, the use of bulky railings can often result in an ugly and ‘cage-like’ appearance obstructing the view to the outside.

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With the advantages of balconies, now there is a neat, low-maintenance and affordable alternative for architects, specifiers and designers seeking an elegant, yet practical balustrade solution. With over 20 years specialist experience in glass and aluminum balustrading, Balcony Ltd offers a clear, cost-effective and aesthetically-pleasing system that is changing the balustrade marketplace in the UK. The company’s proven technology, used throughout the world, complies with all relevant European and British Standards.

Glass balconies have been hitherto either made with structural glass, which has made them very expensive and so rarely used, or using posted systems, that compromise the aesthetics and disrupted the view.

Juliet glass balcony

What makes the Balcony solution different is that it does not require structural glass – instead the ground-breaking approach lies in the hand-railing itself. Its aluminum structure securely holds a straight glass balcony for up to 3 or 3.8 meters without the use of vertical posts, allowing an easy installation, uninterrupted view from the inside and complementing the building’s exterior appearance.

Installing Juliette balconies is simple and straightforward with no vertical posts required for apertures measuring up to 3.2 meters wide. The bottom track is connected underneath the window cill and the handrail is fixed on the side and face of the wall beyond the edge of the structural opening. The balustrade structure uses 6063 T5 extruded aluminum profiles for strength and durability.


Glazing is carried out from the inside. This makes glass replacement, if required, an easy process without the need for costly scaffolding. Low maintenance, easy to install and corrosion-resistant, the system is ideal for even the most exposed coastal locations. Toughened or toughened and laminated clear glass is most widely used when it comes to glazing, with tinted glass and silk screen printing as an option for larger projects.

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External Balconies

For external balconies, the system offers designers wider scope and versatility in creating curves of virtually any radius and ‘S’- shaped bends to complement any type of building, from one-off homes to hotels and apartment blocks. Long stretches of curved glass can be achieved on all types of balconies, such as timber, steel or concrete, with no or few vertical posts.

Like the Juliette system, external balconies use the 6063 T5 extruded aluminum balustrade in bronze or silver satin finishes, or which can be powder-coated to any RAL colour to suit the design specification.

The Balcony system is genuine value-for-money, whether installed on new or existing buildings. At around a third to half the cost of conventional structural glass and posted balcony systems, specifiers can meet architectural specifications and aesthetics without compromising the budget.

Internal Balconies

Interiors of contemporary buildings and duplexes can also benefit from using glass in gallery balustrades and bedrooms to enhance light and space, both to the landing or mezzanine floor and the floor below.

For these applications, stretches of up to 3.5 meters without vertical posts can be achieved for a seamless and streamlined appearance. The system is secured using extruded aluminum wall brackets and A2 or A4 stainless steel fixings.

For large projects, a full supply and fit service is available. For small to medium projects, and to encourage the widespread use of the system, Balcony now offers the Balcony Balustrade system in a ‘ready to install’ kit form, including the glass and all the required components. There is full technical support on hand from concept to completion. All Balcony’s balustrade systems have undergone rigorous safety testing in laboratories and on-site.

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The future’s clear. Balconies and balustrades can be made architecturally beautiful by using glass is a self-supporting balustrading system that achieves the look of structural glazing, but at a fraction of the cost.

• Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Designed and built to exacting high standards, two exclusive newbuild detached homes in Harberton Mead, close to Oxford city centre are among the first to showcase new frameless Juliet balconies, supplied and installed by Balcony Systems.


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• Sunday, October 11th, 2015

When it comes to enhancing light and spaciousness within the home, more and more selfbuilders in the UK are choosing to install French doors with Juliet balconies, or external balconies, as attractive and functional design features.

Until recently, the balustrading options were either railings or bars that obscure the view, or a bespoke glass design, which is both expensive and time-consuming to fit.

Railings and bars – traditionally used to provide the required safety and security for balconies – are often thought of as a ‘cheaper’ or ‘easier to fit’ option, but that is not always the case. As well as requiring regular maintenance, such as painting, bars reduce the amount of light to the interior while the ‘cage-like’ appearance obstructs views to the outside.

A Fast Glass Act For Juliets

Now there is an attractive, alternative and immediate Juliet balcony solution – aluminium and glass balustrading, which combines convenience with cost-effectiveness to suit all types of property sizes, styles and budgets. The added convenience of ‘off-the-shelf’ availability means glazed Juliet balconies can be delivered within a couple of days to suit the customer’s schedule.

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For individuals, the ‘ready-to-fit’ Juliet balcony system is designed to meet their needs without compromising aesthetics, quality or cost. The comprehensive system is available in seven stock sizes with handrail widths ranging from 1.28 metres to 2.84 metres. Immediate availability makes these particular balcony products an ideal choice for quick delivery in the event of last minute changes of mind or project specification.

The two most popular widths of 1.5 metres and 2.18 metres also come in four different finishes, Royal Chrome, Silver, Bronze and White for immediate delivery. With 10mm toughened glass as standard, the Juliet package is delivered ready to install with hand/bottom rails and wall brackets, gaskets and glazing beads. It also includes full instructions and technical support is available, if required, to answer any queries.

Innovative glass balcony systems can be installed at comparative prices that you would pay for an iron balcony. The concept also allows for exciting design opportunities for both straight and curved glass balconies. Whether it’s a simple Juliet style providing security across first-floor French windows or a larger external balcony, the neat lines of clear glass and aluminium handrails lend a contemporary appearance to any building’s external appearance.

Glass is also an inherently strong material, with the added advantages of transparency allowing more natural light in and clear views out. Its corrosion
resistance makes it particularly suitable for coastal environments as there’s no maintenance to worry about. A simple wipe down is all that’s needed to maintain the balcony’s good looks for years to come.

The Balcony Systems solution is uniquely different in that it doesn’t require structural glass. Instead of using posts, the system relies on the aluminium hand-railing itself to provide the required strength and support. This allows for longer or wider runs without the need for posts or unsightly clamps. The glass is always fully secured top and bottom, so no additional vertical supports are required, to give a clean polished glass line for maximum visibility and elegant simplicity.

Installation is straightforward, even by the keen ‘Do It Yourself-er’, and in the unlikely event of accidental damage, the toughened glass panels can be easily and safely replaced from the inside. Aesthetics are important too and no one can deny that the transparent beauty of glass is more appealing to the eye than the ‘cage-like’ appearance of bars or railings.

It is for this reason that glass balustrading is increasingly being seen in all types of projects, from selfbuilders adding an extension or a French window to large apartment complexes or sheltered housing schemes.

Michael York installed a Juliet balcony at his home in High Wycombe. “The installation CD was very useful and informative in showing all the necessary measurements. Initially I was going to get railings, but then I found the glass balcony, which looked very modern and gave a much better view over the garden and beyond. The result is excellent.”

The external appearance of any home is an expression of its design, quality and ‘personality’.

Glass Juliet balconies provide the clear, convenient and cost-effective balustrading solution, and with immediate availability, your ‘Juliet’ will arrive when needed to complete the finishing detail to the balustrading element of your project.

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• Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The 2014 edition of Balcony Views Magazine is ready!

Balcony Views Magazine is an exciting magazine which includes new ideas, innovations, practical information and design concepts for architects, contractors, developers and self-builders.

Here at Balcony Systems we are delighted to announce the launch of our latest edition of Balcony Views magazine!

We’ve worked hard to put together relevant information that we think you would like to hear about. Packed full of interesting new projects, stories and technical information.

We won’t give too much away… Click below to get your FREE subscription to this Magazine and enjoy the read for yourself! (Free subscription offered only in the UK)

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• Thursday, May 01st, 2014

The Grand designs exhibition is kicking off in just two days! This is our eighth year at the show and we have an EXTRA SPECIAL HOT offer….

What’s freezing you may ask?

The cost of glass has recently increased but we’ve chosen to freeze our 2013 prices until the end of the Grand Designs Live Show.

What’s hot you may ask?

frameless glass balustradeOrders placed between now and the end of the show (Sunday 11th May) will be eligible for the following:

Orders in excess of £1000.00 + VAT
will receive a GRAND 10% discount plus a 50% discount on self-cleaning glass.

Terms and conditions are shown below.

Orders in excess of £10,000.00 + VAT
will receive a GRAND 10% discount plus a FREE upgrade to Royal Chrome plus FREE self-cleaning glass.

Terms and conditions are shown below.

So far we’ve taken the glass cost increases on the chin but please note that our prices will increase after the show. The time to get the ball rolling is now.

Our Money Back Guarantee

 For your peace of mind, if after paying your deposit you change your mind, we promise to refund the deposit in full providing your request is made within 30 days and we’ve not spent time producing the technical drawings for your project

How to take advantage of the Grand Offer:

Juliet Balcony

  1. If you already have a quotation, visit our stand or contact us on 01342 410411 to pay your deposit.
  2. If you do not have a quotation yet, call the office or get an online quotation (links below).
  3. Come down to the exhibition with your plans and approximate measurements.

If you cannot make it to the show call us on 01342 410411 and make sure you don’t miss out.

Online Quotes:

Online Quote for Glass Balustrades:

Online Quote for Curved Patio Doors:

Online quotes for Juliet Balconies:

Grand Designs Live is at the Excel London – Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th May

We hope that you’re able to visit our stand at the show and see our exciting range of Balustrades, Juliettes, Curved Doors and Decking. Our sales and product advisers will be on-hand to advise so this is a great opportunity to discuss your project and how our products can be incorporated to achieve that special finishing touch.

Our stand is located in the GRAND BUILD section, stand number B124.

Terms and Conditions of the offer

  • curved patio doorsThis promotion is not available in conjunction with any other promotion or discount.
  • Minimum order value of £1000.00 plus VAT to qualify for the discount.
  • Promotion is valid from Thursday 1st May through to Sunday 11th May 2014.
  • The promotion may be subject to change without prior notification.
  • All products are subject to availability.
  • Discounts apply to the price of the products only and are not applied to delivery, installation or other miscellaneous extras.
• Friday, March 21st, 2014

Balcony Systems returns to Grand Designs Live London for the Eighth year in row with our market-leading range of stunning curved patio doors, elegant glass and aluminium balustrades, affordable Juliette balconies, and composite wood free decking.

The show takes place at Excel London from Saturday the 3rd of May through to Sunday 11th of May. Our stand is in the “Grand Build” section (stand B124)

We will have on show full size products from our unique Curved patio doors range, straight and curved glass balconies and of course the wonderful and advantageous composite decking range.

Our unique system relies on the aluminium handrail to provide all the required strength, so in many cases, straight or curved balustrades require no vertical supports. This allows unobstructed views to the outside and more light inside.

Distinctive curved patio doors combine practicality with panoramic views, transforming buildings with an added ‘wow’ factor. They feature two, three, four or six panels in various sliding or fixed combinations.

An optional self-cleaning glass coating is also available across the entire product range to greatly reduce maintenance.

Complimentary tickets:
We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the exhibition and we’re offering them on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’d like to visit us at Grand Designs Live and would like to apply for a complimentary ticket, please follow this link to our ticket request form or copy and paste the link into your browser address bar:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited amount of free tickets available, we may not be able to honour all requests and restrict allocation to a maximum of two tickets per household/company.

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• Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Should it be named a “Julienne Balcony” or a “Juliette Balcony”?

As a response to one of my emails I recently received a reply from Mr. Geoffrey Tyson MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor – Mr. Tyson was adamant that we have it wrong; and that what we are calling “Juliette” balconies should actually be named “Julienne” balconies.

Juliette Balcony or Julienne Balcony?

He went on to explain “Juliet, of Romeo and Juliet, stood on a full-depth balcony. Even if she did just open her door (inwards) and stood on a very shallow balcony, known as a Julienne balcony – that still does not make shallow balconies into Juliet balconies. Although, I suppose that one could have a Juliet-Julienne balcony if one is particular”.

Explaining the source of the word “Julienne” Mr. Tyson wrote “Julienne, on the other hand, comes from the French word meaning very thin, like thinly sliced carrots. Hence, Julienne carrots. The very shallow balconies that you depict on your website as Juliet balconies are in fact Julienne balconies.”

Subsequently I wrote back to Mr. Tyson and explained that the term “Juliet Balcony” or “Juliette Balcony” has grown to be a term commonly used for these types of balconies and that if we actually referred to them as “Julienne” Balconies no one would know what we were talking about.

I did however ask Mr. Tyson permission to post this on our blog and possibly ask the opinions of our contacts and see what they thought,  if it should be “Julienne” or “Juliette”. We are both intrigued as to what the results may be?

So Juliet or Julienne?

Please feel free to leave your opinion or comment in the box below


Effi Wolff
Managing Director
Balcony Systems Solutions Ltd

• Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Let me take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Special offers

Why not get your project off to a good start and save yourself some money by taking advantage of our end of year offer. Your tailor-made offer could include an extra discount, a free upgrade to self-cleaning glass or in some cases both!

Christmas opening times

If you are planning on contacting us, or if you are coming to see our showroom over the Christmas break here are the opening times:

  • 23rd (Monday) – Open – 9.00am to 5.30pm
  • 24th (Tuesday) – Open – 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • 25th – Closed
  • 26th – Closed
  • 27th (Friday) – Open 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • 30th (Monday) – Open 9.00am to 5.30pm
  • 31st (Tuesday) – Open 9.00am to 5.30pm
  • 1st – Closed
  • Thursday 2nd onwards back to normal, 9.00am to 5.30pm
Juliet Balconies sale

To discuss your project and find out the best deal that we can offer by placing your deposit before the end of this year, please call the sales office on 01342 410411.

Best Wishes from all the team at Balcony.

Balcony Systems Solutions Ltd
Main Line: 01342 410411

• Sunday, December 01st, 2013

With 80 variants and only a 5 day turnaround you can still get your Glass Juliette Balcony in time for Christmas!

Prices have never been more attractive…..

  • 1280mm wide Juliet balcony from £175
  • 1500mm wide Juliet balcony from £234
  • 1680mm wide Juliet balcony from £254
  • 1860mm wide Juliet balcony from £314
  • 2180mm wide Juliet balcony from £364
  • 2450mm wide Juliet balcony from £454
  • 2840mm wide Juliet balcony from £514
Juliet Balconies sale

For a Custom Juliet with a handrail length of up to 4.1m you get an instant price online.

Custom Juliette shop >>

Go on, get yourself a Glass Juliette for Christmas – you deserve it!

Your Christmas Bonus

If you purchase more than one unit or your order is over £1000.00 before VAT – we’ll upgrade your order to self-cleaning glass for free!

To beat the Christmas rush you can order online

or call Santa’s little helpers in our sales office on

01342 410411

If you’d like to discuss these, our Glass Balustrades or Curved Doors in more detail please call us, we’d be delighted to help you.

Best Wishes

Balcony Systems Solutions Ltd
Main Line: 01342 410411

Terms and Conditions of the offer

  • Prices shown are for the Silver anodised models, excluding VAT and delivery.
  • This promotion is not available in conjunction with any other promotion or discount.
  • Minimum order of two Juliet units or a value of £1000.00 plus VAT to qualify for the free self-cleaning glass
  • Promotion is valid through to Friday 20th Dec 2013.
  • The promotion may be subject to change without prior notification.
  • All products are subject to availability.