Glass balustrades are fast becoming one of the most popular trends in commercial and residential building design. Glass has a universal appeal and glass balustrades complement the look of various architectural styles and enhance the aesthetics of the structure they are installed in.
It’s little surprise then that when people are considering a home renovation project, they consider getting glass balustrades installed in the indoor and outdoor areas of their homes. If you don’t have a suitable balcony structure where you can install a glass balustrade, a Juliet balcony may be the ideal feature for your home. Here’s everything you need to know about a Juliet balcony structure.
Juliet balcony facts
- A Juliet balcony can be installed outside an existing window opening and allows more natural light to filter into the room.
- It sits almost flush against the wall and doesn’t protrude from the exterior wall surfaces, which makes it suitable for most windows.
- This feature has a balustrade with a safety rail and is installed outside a full-length window opening on the upper storey of a home.
- If the local codes in your area don’t permit the installation of this feature on the exterior wall, you can also get it installed inside the window opening.
- Juliet balcony installations are aesthetically-appealing and look great against the elevation of your home.
Aspects to keep in view while installing a Juliet balcony
#1 The safety aspect
This is one of the very first things that have to be kept in view while considering a Juliet balcony feature. The company that handles the job would be able to provide you information about the building codes and safety requirements. The important aspect to keep in view here is that the gaps between the glass panels and vertical supports shouldn’t be more than 100mm.
#2 Position of the balcony
If you have decided to get a Juliet balcony installed in your home, you would first have to create the opening. If you already have a smaller window in that location, all you have to do is lengthen it to a door size opening. It’s important that the size of the opening and its position be chosen with care and there shouldn’t be any clash with utility/service lines. You would have to consider the location of the:
- Vent pipes
- Soil pipes rainwater downspouts cables
- Heating and water pipes
It’s also important to allow sufficient room on either side of this opening as you would need space to install the railing as well. Make sure it isn’t too close to any other window or opening along that wall.
Hire an expert balustrade installer
This job is a specialised one and should be handled only by certified and licensed professionals like the ones at Quantum Frameless Glass. We will ensure the feature is strong, secure and safe and that only the best toughened and laminated glass is used in the work; he hardware will be of the highest grade as well .
We will also survey the location and ensure that all there is a solid surface to fix the Juliet balcony on. Once all these important aspects are under control, we provide you all the information you need about the different styles of Juliet balconies available so that you can make a more well-informed choice.
The work will be carried out safely and efficiently and you will find that we also maintain very competitive pricing. For any more information about our glass balustrades and fencing services, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form. and we will revert quickly.
Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248