A brief history of Juliet balconies

Juliet balconies originally stemmed from the work of William Shakespeare, more specifically ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Its popularity grew in the 19th century due to its desirable allure and connection to elegance.

Since then many builders have incorporated the Juliet balcony into their design or have later added it on to give an area of the house a sense of elegance.

What it’s worth

If you are looking to incorporate a Juliet balcony to your house or are looking for a property that already has one built in, then here are some benefits for you.

It creates a talking point for people visiting your house as well.


Typically, Juliet balconies are seen to be with french doors that are high up on a property. 

This allows you to open them up and look out onto your view without the fear and hazard of falling. 

If you have little ones or pets that like venturing to places they shouldn’t be and want to make sure they’ll be safe then Juliet balconies are perfect for this.

Juliet balconies create security without compromising style and the decor of your property. 

The versatility is unmatched.


This is more of a positive if you're selling your property but having a Juliet balcony can help with the increase of your house value as well as its appeal.


If you’re looking to install a Juliet balcony for your home and you’re wondering about planning permission etc then do not worry.

In most cases, you will not need planning permission. With Juliet balconies not extending out or encroaching on another property, you can install one without worry.

If you want to be absolutely sure you can contact your LPA through your council.


Juliet balconies already offer so much, but even as a decor piece it really makes an impact. 

Whether you’re on the street walking by or looking out from it, Juliet balconies can create  such a centrepiece that any one will admire.

Finishing touches

Our expert team and our amazing materials are a must for homeowners looking into this so if you’re interested please get in touch. You can give us a call at 01253 893355 or email us at enquires@abelglass.co.uk.

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