Juliet balconies: a simple solution for achieving luxury
By allowing homeowners to let more air and natural light into their living spaces without compromising on safety, Juliet balconies have many advantages. Here, F.H. Brundle’s Head of Marketing Paul Smith talks about the extensive range the company has to offer…
Juliet balconies, also known as ‘balconettes’ or ‘French balconies’, get their name from the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Simply put, a Juliet balcony consists of a balustrade fixed to the external façade of a building to allow rooms on the first or higher floors to have inward-opening, full-height French doors, which means more light, a greater sense of space, more views, and more air – a simple solution to achieving the luxury feel of a balcony with relative simplicity.
Juliet balconies are a great way to enjoy the many advantages of a balcony, but without the structural complications.
One company that installers can rely on to meet all their Juliet balcony requirements is F.H. Brundle, a leading supplier of handrails and balustrades in a wide range of materials and finishes.
The company offers several glass Juliet Balcony systems.
The first is the Sky Force Balcony, the first practically invisible system on the market. Cost-effective and simple to install thanks to its ‘slide & click’ design, it can be mounted directly onto the window frame or masonry.
This system is aluminium anodised, covers widths of up to 3000mm with only one 2-part balcony kit, and is suitable for 10 to 21.5mm glass.
Next is the Elegance Juliet Balcony, where the glass sits 80mm off the wall, reducing its visual impact.
Designed to suit a 40 x 30mm rectangular top rail system and 12 to 21.5mm glass, this system comes in a satin polish finish, and requires no welding.
F.H. Brundle’s Elegance Romeo Balcony shares the same features as the Elegance Juliet Balcony, but is designed to suit a 60 x 30mm oval top rail system.
A third option is the Verona Juliet Balcony, which comes as either a kit with glass clamps on the top and bottom rail, or as a kit with a split tube on the top rail and glass clamps on the bottom rail, both with an opening width of 2300mm and an overall width of 2650mm.
For these glass systems, F.H. Brundle supplies a range of stocked glass panels – choose from either toughened monolithic clear float glass or PVB toughened laminated glass.
Their custom sized glass panels are polished on all edges and come with docked corners for safety and aesthetic reasons.
The glass can be supplied with a radius corner, shaped, with cut-outs and drilled, while a range of coloured glass, etched glass, and self-clean coatings are also available.
Lastly, F.H. Brundle offers the Fortitude Traditional Juliet Balcony made from zinc plated steel with a black PPC finish and comes in three sizes to meet the needs of single and double door widths.
F.H. Brundle’s Head of Marketing Paul Smith comments: “Juliet balconies enhance the way a home looks from the outside without the structural complications of a traditional balcony, and allow homeowners to let in a large amount of natural light without having to compromise on safety.
“At F.H. Brundle, we’re keen to help our customers offer this appealing home improvement product and give them the edge over their competitors – our aim, as always, is to supply our customers with top quality products and first-class service.”