What Are the Different Types of Loft Conversion Balconies?
Because of the many benefits of adding a balcony to a loft conversion, it is no wonder that they are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. If you wish to admire the view from your own loft conversion balcony, use it as additional garden space or as an extra room for entertaining guests, what are your options?
- The Juliet Balcony
Also known as a balconet, the Juliet balcony derives its name from the famous love scene in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. It is usually accessed by in-swinging French doors and protection is provided by external wrought iron bars or glass. Of all the balcony options, this is the most economical as there is no protruding structure but it still provides the loft with light and ventilation, creating an illusion of space.
- The True Balcony
A true balcony consists of an add-on platform extruding from the building which requires careful planning to ensure it suits the dimensions of the property. Being a load-bearing structure, it can be used as an outdoor sitting area to entertain guests for a meal or barbecue.
- The Roof Terrace
Instead of adding a construction to the side of the property, a roof terrace utilises the flat section of the roof as a garden or a place for entertaining.
- The Mezzanine Balcony
Strictly speaking, a mezzanine balcony isn’t a balcony but consists of a separate level or floor which is located inside the property. Planning and structural considerations have to be taken into account to ensure that walls can bear the load. This option requires space and so is ideal for larger loft conversions. However, it wouldn’t be suitable for average-sized domestic properties.
Why Choose QLC Lofts for Your Loft Conversion Balcony?
Whether you already have a loft and wish to add a balcony or you wish to incorporate a balcony in the initial conversion stages, we at QLC Lofts are the leading loft conversion specialists in Middlesbrough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and the surrounding North East. Our experienced team are there for you at every step of the way – from choosing the right type of loft conversion balcony to meeting any planning regulations.
Please feel free to contact us on 0800 043 4083 with any queries you may have about the different types of loft conversion balconies and whether they’re the best option for your property. In this way, you will be sure to find the right balcony which suits both your lifestyle and your wallet.