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Glass Pro Tips

Welcome to "Glass Pro Tips" – your ultimate source of valuable information about glass splashbacks and glass balustrades. As the leading installers of bespoke glass splashbacks and glass balustrades in Kent, we are delighted to share our expertise and insights with you through this blog. Whether you're considering upgrading your kitchen with a stunning glass splashback or looking to enhance the safety and style of your home with a sleek glass banister, our blog is here to guide you every step of the way.

With years of experience in the industry, our team of experts has acquired in-depth knowledge about all aspects of glass splashbacks and glass balustrades. Through "Glass Pro Tips," we aim to provide you with a comprehensive resource where you can discover useful information, insightful advice, and expert guidance. From understanding the benefits of glass splashbacks to exploring the world of glass balustrades, our blog covers it all. Stay tuned as we share our expertise, original insights, and practical tips that will help you navigate the world of glass installations with confidence. Welcome to "Glass Pro Tips" by the Bespoke Glass Splashbacks team – where we transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary showcases of glass craftsmanship.

frameless glass juliet balcony kent

A Juliet balcony, also known as a balconette or a French balcony, is essentially a protective glass balustrade or railing that is attached to the outside of a building, directly in front of full-length windows or French doors on an upper storey. It allows for these doors or windows to be safely opened wide for increased light and ventilation, enhancing the sense of indoor-outdoor flow, without taking up any additional exterior space. The design contributes to the aesthetic appeal of a building, offering a sophisticated touch while fulfilling a practical function.

At Bespoke Glass Splashbacks, Kent, we're passionate about providing our customers with the highest quality glass products for their homes and businesses. One unique architectural element that has grown in popularity in recent years is the glass Juliet balcony.

Origin of the Name

The name "Juliet balcony" originates from the famous balcony scene in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." In the scene, Juliet appears at her bedroom window and muses about her love for Romeo, unaware that he is hiding in her family's garden and overhearing her. Even though there's no explicit mention of a balcony in the play, most popular adaptations depict a very narrow balcony outside Juliet's window.

Act II Scene ii – Juliet on the Balcony

Uses and Benefits

While Juliet balconies may not provide the same functionality as traditional balconies in terms of outdoor space, they offer several benefits:

Increased Natural Light

Juliet balconies are usually paired with large full-length windows or French doors. The bigger the window or door, the more sunlight can penetrate the room. This allows a larger amount of natural light to fill the space compared to standard windows. If your Juliet balcony has a glass balustrade, it will allow even more light into your room. Traditional railings or balustrades may partially block sunlight, but a clear glass balustrade lets in the maximum amount of light.

The glass used in Juliet balconies can also reflect light into the room, enhancing the overall brightness. By enabling larger openings and utilizing glass in the design, a Juliet balcony can significantly increase the amount of natural light in an indoor space, making the room feel more open, airy, and spacious.

glass juliet balcony on a traditional style wood-clad house in Kent

Enhanced Air Circulation and ventilation

By design, Juliet balconies are placed in front of large full-length windows or French doors. This means that a larger area of the building can be opened up, which allows a greater volume of air to enter the room compared to a standard window. This is particularly beneficial during the warmer months.


The main purpose of a Juliet balcony is to serve as a safety barrier for upper-floor full-length windows or French doors. It prevents individuals, especially children, from accidentally falling from an upper floor when the doors or windows are opened. What's more, we use toughened, or tempered, glass which is is four to five times stronger than regular glass of the same size and thickness. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of a full-length window or French doors on upper floors without any risks.

juliet balcony on an upstairs sunroom in Kent

Aesthetic Appeal

With various designs available, from minimalist to ornate, Juliet balconies can significantly enhance the exterior look of a building, adding a touch of elegance and style. Glass Juliet balconies can seamlessly blend with a variety of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary. This makes them a versatile choice for enhancing the aesthetics of different types of homes.


A Juliet balcony can be a very cost-effective solution compared to a traditional balcony. They require less design, planning and construction work as there will usually be no major structural alterations required to your property. Less materials are required than if you were to build a traditional balconies because they don't include a protruding platform. Due to the fact that Juliet balconies don't extend out from the building, they don't require additional space. This is particularly beneficial in dense urban areas where outdoor space is limited. Finally, Juliet balconies - particularly those made from durable materials like glass - require very little maintenance which can result in long-term savings when compared to traditional concrete or wodden balconies.

juliet balcony glass adapter fixings
Simple, stylish glass adapter fixings are all that is required for many glass juliet balconies. 
These are strong and minimalist, blending into any type of building.

glass juliet balcony with bottom bar fixingThere are many ways to attach a glass juliet balcony. This photo shows a full length glass holder bar.

Custom Juliet Balconies at Bespoke Glass Splashbacks

At Bespoke Glass Splashbacks, we offer custom-made Juliet balconies and glass balustrades that are tailored to your specific requirements. Our high-quality glass products ensure durability and safety while maintaining the aesthetics of your property. We are based in Kent and cover the whole of Kent, London and the South East.

To find out more about how a Juliet balcony can enhance your home or business, or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact us.


Glass adapters - Ideal for: Sleek and Modern balustrades / minimalist design / Stability and Safety

glass adapters wood staircaseGlass Adapters are Stainless steel glass panel holders, which are commonly seen on glass balustrades and glass banisters we've installed throughout Kent. Glass Adapters are specifically designed to securely hold glass panels in place within a balustrade system. They are often attached directly to a wall underneath a balustrade. This installation method is often used when creating a clean and minimalist look for the balustrade system. By attaching the glass adapters to the wall, the glass panels can be mounted without the need for additional supporting posts or handrails.

The glass adapters that we use in our Kent installations are typically cylindrical or square-shaped fixtures made from high-quality stainless steel. They are specifically engineered to accommodate glass panels of varying thicknesses, typically ranging from 8mm to 12mm. The adapters are designed with precision to ensure a secure and tight fit around your balustrade glass.

Glass adapters feature a clamping mechanism that secures the glass panels in place. This mechanism typically consists of a threaded screw or bolt that is tightened to exert pressure on the glass panel. As the screw or bolt is tightened, the pressure creates a firm grip on the glass, holding it securely within the balustrade system. They play a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity and stability of the glass installation.

Benefits of using Glass Adapters

Stability and Safety:
Stainless steel glass panel holders are designed to provide stability and safety for the glass panels. The combination of the clamping mechanism and the robust stainless steel construction ensures that the glass remains firmly in place, even under normal usage and potential impacts. This offers peace of mind by preventing unwanted movement or dislodgement of the glass panels, enhancing the overall safety of the balustrade system.

Aesthetic Appeal:
In addition to their functional role, stainless steel glass panel holders also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the glass balustrade. The sleek and polished stainless steel finish adds a touch of modernity and elegance to the overall design. Moreover, the minimalistic profile of the glass adapters allows the focus to remain on the glass panels themselves, creating a clean and sophisticated look.

How we install Glass balustrade using Glass Adapters

glass adapters external concrete patioDuring the installation process, we start by preparing the balustrade system's vertical posts or handrails. We carefully drill precise holes or slots that will perfectly fit the glass adapters. Once the holes or slots are ready, we insert the glass panel holders, ensuring a snug and precise fit.

The magic lies in the clamping mechanism of these glass adapters. Each holder features a threaded screw or bolt that we tighten to exert pressure on the glass panel. As we secure the screw or bolt, the pressure created firmly grips the glass, holding it securely within the balustrade system.

Stability and safety are our top priorities, and stainless steel glass panel holders are an essential part of achieving this. With their robust stainless steel construction and reliable clamping mechanism, they provide the necessary stability and prevent unwanted movement or dislodgement of the glass panels. This ensures a safe and secure balustrade system, even under normal usage and potential impacts.

We also appreciate the aesthetic appeal that stainless steel glass panel holders bring to the overall design. Their sleek and polished stainless steel finish adds a touch of modernity and elegance to the balustrade system. Furthermore, the minimalist profile of the glass adapters allows the focus to remain on the glass panels themselves, creating a clean and sophisticated look that we take great pride in acheiving for you.

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We are a well established family-run firm of glass balustrade suppliers and installers serving Kent, London and the South East. Please call our freephone number, or send us your requirements via email and we will talk you through some of your options.

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