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• Monday, October 16th, 2017

Make the Most of Your Bedroom with a Glass Juliet Railing Balcony.

Bedroom Juliet RailingChances are your bedroom is a private sanctuary. A place where you can relax and recharge in privacy. A Juliet balcony is a wonderful way to add to the serenity of your bedroom. Add light, a sense of space and fully appreciate your surroundings with the beauty of our non-obtrusive glass balconies.

Let the Light In

A glass and metal Juliet balcony lets you take advantage of natural light at its best. Enjoying those early morning rays as you sit in bed with a cup of tea must be one of the best ways to start the day; all that natural light will set your day off perfectly. And come the autumn and winter, you’ll have an unhindered view of the night sky, perfect for a spot of stargazing before bed.

On a more pragmatic angle, a Juliet balcony will bring more light into bedrooms that are a bit too dark and dingy. Perhaps you have an embarrassingly dark guest room? Fit one of our balconies and your guests may love their room so much they don’t want to leave.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Frameless Balcony ScreenUsually when something looks stunning, there’s a price tag to match. Cars are a great example, where a brand name can add 1000’s to the price tag, but in this case our innovative glass balustrade design has enabled us to create a system that has:

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

As you may or may not have seen, a sense of humour is alive and well here at Balconette. If you’ve not watched our BalcoNans in action, now’s your chance.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

What if I get the measurements wrong?

terrace glass railingDon’t worry, we don’t manufacture from estimated sizes, so worse case is that your quote will be incorrect. If you’re used to measuring, used to DIY, or work in a job where taking measurements is part of your role, the initial measurements will be easily done, as they don’t need to be super accurate.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Frameless Glass BalconyAs with all journeys there’s a simple order in which things need to happen to ensure you end up smiling – enjoying and having friends and family say “WOW”, when it’s all finished. There’s a saying that is used by some trades people “measure twice and cut once” which could be applied to this journey, which is make sure you’ve had all your questions answered at each step before moving to the next step.

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• Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Would you like some privacy on your balcony?

privacy screensUninterrupted views across the fields or looking out across the sea are, for many, what dreams are made of when it comes to the ideal view out of your patio doors. Unfortunately, very few ever get to live in a home with these dream views. To add to this, most of us like a little privacy at least some of the time. This has led to the increasing popularity of our privacy screens or privacy glass, which we now offer.

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• 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.

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• 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

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.

aluminium and glass juliet balcony

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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