What is a Juliet Balcony?
Put simply, a Juliet balcony is a very narrow balcony or railing which sits just outside a window or pair of French doors on the upper storey of a building. The style is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean countries, such as France, Spain and Italy. The name ‘Juliet balcony’ is derived from Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Juliet balconies started appearing in the UK during the Georgian period, when they were specified by architects to give grand homes a prestigious appearance. Previously the most common material for creating Juliet balconies was wrought iron, an example of which is shown on the right. Whilst wrought iron balconies can look beautiful in the right setting, they often give the impression of being in a cage – both from the inside and outside.
Over the last hundred years as glass became more mainstream, glass Juliet balconies have become more popular. Now, builders and architects can utilise full height windows and doors in the creation of a larger ‘virtual space’ in a small environment. When used in conjunction with floor-to-ceiling doors/windows, Juliet balconies let in plenty of light and fresh air. This turns whatever space it abuts into a kind of oversized, albeit it covered, balcony.
Introducing our all new Easy Fit Juliet Balcony System!
Easy Fit combines fast and simple assembly with a classic and timeless design. It is an almost invisible system, which is compatible with every window profile! It is fast and easy to install, and you can cover all glass thicknesses, heights and widths with just one profile.
✓ The system of invisibility!
✓ Compatible with any window profile
✓ Built in drainage channels
✓ Suitable for plastic, aluminium, wooden and metal frames
✓ Face fix and side fix available
✓ Glass heights of 900mm, 1000mm and 1100mm
✓ Available in mill aluminium, anodised aluminium, stainless effect and RAL7016 anthracite grey
✓ Available for 10mm to 21.5mm glass