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POSIglaze side-fix Juliet Balcony Installation

Black POSIglaze Side-fix channel installed as Juliet balcony. 

What is a Juliet Balcony? A glass Juliet balcony (also known as a French balcony) is a type of glass balustrade that is fitted to a first floor window, directly outside a set of inward-opening French doors, as a safety feature. A Juliet balcony creates a feeling of space within the room, as well as allowing more light and fresh air into the room than could be achieved with a regular window. All within a secure and stylish translucent framework.

This beautiful installation by Terry Lisgo and his G&T Design & Build Team, features two Juliet balconies on one property in Cheshire March 2022. The home owner didn’t want any handrails blocking their view, so 17.5mm toughened laminated glass has been used as this eliminates the need for the extra safety measure. Toughened laminated glass has a layer between the glass sheets which adds strength,  removing the need for a handrail.

To pass building regulations, the glass must be 1100mm high across these Juliet balconies. If you’ve ever been involved in a building project, you’ll know that elements must be signed off before the next building phase can begin.

The black Juliet Balconies look stunning with the matching windows and French doors and have fulfilled the customer brief perfectly.

POSIglaze side-fix balustrade channel is able to hold glass thickness between 12mm and 21.5mm. and is suitable for many projects and balcony styles. The cladding is the black element used to make the channel look black, simply clipped on to the channel it transforms the look from silver to black balustrade.

You might be wondering why people like Juliet balconies so much when you can’t actually stand on them! Well they can actually add value to your home, they increase natural light into your room and also improve the air flow. If you love the feeling of bringing the outdoors in, then these are ideal for you as they increase your view in a safe and stylish way.
Frameless glass balustrades used for Juliet Balconies are low maintenance and cheaper than the conventional balcony design. If you are interested in having a Juliet balcony please contact our helpful technical team and they will provide guidance on how to get started, chat about your balustrade ideas and we can also let you know about installers local to you.

Pure Vista’s POSIglaze frameless glass balustrade system is available in a side fixed option. This means the balustrade channel can be fixed underneath the French doors or windows. With the right glass counterpart no handrail is required, providing uninterrupted exterior views plus a clean architectural finish. To make the appearance of your balustrade black, please purchase the black side cladding.

  Installed using a side-fix channel with no further fixings or holes required

  The fastest system to install

  Achieves 1.5kN loading to BSI Standards in both base and side mount

  Uses an adjustment system that enables horizontal alignment of the glass

  Lightweight and extremely strong, anodised to 25 microns

  Precision engineered: tested against the strictest building regulations

  Appropriate for a wide variety of applications

Please note that our balustrade channels require a steel or concrete fixing substrate to meet building regulations. Balustrade cannot be fixed to block work.

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