Walkout Balconies vs. Juliet Balconies

Walkout Balconies vs. Juliet Balconies: Choosing the Right Fit for Your Home

Dreaming of a touch of fresh air and a connection to the outdoors? Both walkout balconies and Juliet balconies offer charming ways to enhance your home's functionality and aesthetics. But deciding which one is right for you depends on your specific needs and desires. Let's delve into the key differences between these balcony styles to help you make an informed choice.

If you have a balcony, balustrade or staircase requirement for your property, contact us at 0114 243 9009 or sales@diometonline.co.uk. Our team is always here to help you create the perfect balcony product for your home.

Walkout Balconies: Stepping Out in Style

  • Functionality: The defining feature of a walkout balcony is that they are accessed via a house door, usually at first floor level with french doors, that allows direct access to the outdoors onto a balcony deck. This creates a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces, perfect for stepping out for a breath of fresh air, enjoying a morning coffee, or barbecuing with friends.
  • Space & Design: Walkout balconies offer a more generous platform compared to Juliet balconies. This allows for additional furniture like comfy chairs, a small table, or even potted plants, transforming your balcony into a personal outdoor haven. Our walkout balconies can be a modest platform for a small herb garden, to huge expanses of 50sqm plus, there really is no maximum limit. 
  • Things to Consider: Due to their larger size, walkout balconies typically require more structural planning and would come with a higher cost compared to Juliet balconies. Local building codes might also have specific regulations for sizes, neighbouring privacy screens and clearances.
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Walkout Balcony with Frameless Glass Balustrade


Design Your Dream Walkout Balcony: A Range of Options at DioMet

At DioMet, we understand that your walkout balcony should be an extension of your unique style. That's why we offer a variety of design choices to create a balcony that perfectly complements your home.

Balustrade Options for Every Preference:

  • Timeless Appeal: Choose classic metal railings for a secure and elegant look that never goes out of fashion.
  • Modern Marvel: Opt for framed glass balustrades, offering a sleek and contemporary design in either stainless steel or powdercoated metalwork.
  • Unmatched Connection: Embrace the breathtaking panorama with frameless glass balustrades, blurring the lines between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Customization Made Easy:

Go beyond our standard options and create a truly bespoke balcony. Our online calculators provide a starting point for budgeting, but don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your custom requirements. Many of our customers have chosen to enhance their balconies with:

  • Effortless Access: Add an adjoining staircase for a smooth transition between your home and your outdoor oasis, be it straight or spiral. 
  • Colour Coordination: Select a custom RAL color to perfectly match your home's existing style.
  • Luxurious Upgrade: Elevate your balcony with stunning glass flooring, creating a light and airy atmosphere.
  • Service Level : We offer site surveys, delivery, or installation depending on your needs. 
  • Drip Trays: Mounted underneath the composite decking, these custom drip trays will keep the area beneath dry and channel rain into your guttering. 
  • Endless Possibilities: Have other modifications in mind? Our team is here to listen and help you create the walkout balcony you've always envisioned.

View our range of Walkout Balconies

Juliet Balconies: A Touch of European Charm

  • Aesthetics: Juliet balconies boast a timeless elegance with wrought iron railings or glass that add a touch of European flair to your home's exterior. Metal juliet balconies are particularly well-suited for traditional and historical architectural styles while modern abodes tend to prefer frameless glass juliets. 
  • Space Optimization: Perfect for smaller homes or apartments with limited space, Juliet balconies provide a decorative element and a visual connection to the outdoors without sacrificing significant interior square footage.
  • Safety & Security: Since Juliet balconies typically don't allow for access, they can be a good option for homes with limited garden space, or those overlooking a driveway. A juliet balcony is in essence a safety barrier for when the doors are open. 
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At DioMet, we believe even the smallest spaces deserve a touch of elegance. Our Juliet balconies are meticulously crafted to enhance your home's exterior while maximizing the connection to the outdoors.

Unleash Your Design Flair:

  • Wrought Iron Charm: Embrace a timeless aesthetic with classic wrought iron railings in a variety of styles to complement your home's architecture.
  • Modern Minimalism: Opt for sleek stainless steel railings for a contemporary touch that prioritizes clean lines and unobstructed views.
  • Glass and Metal Fusion: Combine the strength of metal with the elegance of glass for a unique and stylish Juliet balcony.

View our range of Juliet Balconies


Choosing Your Perfect Balcony:

  • Functionality: Do you envision using your balcony for stepping outside, entertaining guests, or simply enjoying the fresh air? If so, a walkout balcony might be the ideal choice.
  • Available Space: Consider the exterior wall space and any potential limitations. If maximizing your indoor space is a priority, a Juliet balcony could be a great solution.
  • Style & Budget: Think about your home's overall aesthetic and desired budget. Walkout balconies often offer more functionality but might come at a higher cost.
  • Local Regulations: Check with your local building department to understand any permitting or code requirements for adding a balcony to your home.

Ultimately, the best choice between a walkout balcony and a Juliet balcony depends on your specific needs and preferences. By considering the factors mentioned above, you can make an informed decision that enhances your home's beauty, functionality, and connection to the outdoors.

Important safety note: Remember, both walkout balconies and Juliet balconies are classed as structural products in the UK. To ensure the safety of your home and comply with legal requirements, it's crucial to source your balcony from a UKCA certified supplier like DioMet. These certifications are a legal requirement and guarantee the balcony meets rigorous safety standards for stability and load-bearing capacity. Play it safe – choose a UKCA certified supplier for your dream balcony!


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