After a year cooped up inside our homes, it’s no wonder that in 2022, balconies are predicted to be a hugely popular building project. But how much does balcony installation cost?
A balcony installation is by no means a low-cost project to undertake. However, as an investment, a balcony has many advantages. It can increase the size of a room and bring more light into the house. You can also use it to relax in the fresh air, eat alfresco, grow plants, enjoy nature, and hang laundry.
Your property’s value will also rise significantly when you install a balcony, on average by 5-10%! You can learn why in our article.
A balcony construction can be a challenging project to undertake. You need to consider the current structure and how well it can support the new installation, as well as the design, materials, and any planning permissions you may need for it. This can all add up when having a balcony installed by a professional.
So how much does balcony installation cost in 2022? Here’s what you can expect to pay for each type of balcony.
Juliet balconies occupy very little space and can be installed without making structural changes to the building. These balconies come in many different styles, so you can pick the design that best matches the look of your home.
These balconies don’t usually have a floor that you can step or walk out on. If you have French doors or large windows on your home and you need to install a balcony as a safety measure, this is a great solution.
How Much Does a Juliet Balcony Cost to Install?
A Juliet balcony is most likely to cost between £200-£900 depending on several factors such as the size of the balcony, design of the balcony, the materials used, and location of the property. Depending on your property, these structures can be elegant and classic steel, or a sleek and effortless frameless glass. Glass Juliet balconies are a slightly more modern option and, as the balcony is made from glass, will cost more than a steel Juliet balcony at an estimated cost between £300-£2,300.
You’re likely to face minimal resistance or restriction during installation as Juliet balconies require no major structural change. They are usually far cheaper than regular balconies to construct. This is because they won’t require planning permission or complex structural changes to a property, as would be needed when building an extended platform.
Many people choose a Juliet as a lower-priced option. They are usually upwards of £300, which is minimal when compared to the average cost of a walk-out balcony of between £1000- £5000. As they’re so simple as structures, they are also very easy to maintain and repair if needed, making them a great investment on a property.
What Affects the Cost of Building a Juliet Balcony?
There can be a big difference in price between Juliet balconies. Let’s take a look at the different factors that can affect the cost, so you know what to keep an eye out for if you’re beginning to search for your own.
A Juliet balcony that spans a large stretch of windows or doors will cost more to install due to the increase in supply and labour costs. The larger the Juliet balcony is, the more expensive the installation will be.
Juliet balconies are designed to accommodate french doors or larger and longer windows and serve as safety barriers surrounding these openings. If this means new windows or doors have to be installed alongside the balcony, this will be an additional cost.
There’s a great range of designs for Juliet balconies, whether you’re after the traditional straight steel posts, or a chic glass Juliet balcony. Even with glass, there is a range of design options to choose from.
You should choose a Juliet balcony design that matches the type of building you live in and the aesthetic choice you are hoping to achieve.
Increasing complexity and intricate designs lead to an increase in materials, resulting in an increase in cost. If your Juliet balcony design is complex, it may take longer to install and subsequently cost more, so it’s important to confirm this with your chosen constructors.
It’s not just for balconettes- the size and complexity of every structure will ultimately have a large impact on the final price you pay for installations.
How much does a small balcony cost to install?
If you have a larger home and more outdoor spaces to use, you can opt for a small walk-out area instead of a Juliet balcony. Many balconies offer a sufficient amount of space for you to set up a small seating area outdoors for all your alfresco dining needs. Perhaps you can even create a small potted garden on the balcony.
It stands to reason that a larger balcony comes at a higher price. You want to ensure that the work is done well, and that it will be structurally safe and sound.
To ensure everything is safe and up to code, a structural survey may be required. The cost of a basic balcony ranges from about £1000 to £5000. With any balcony including a platform to step on, you will also need to receive planning permission to make sure that your neighbours and the surrounding area don’t have any issues with privacy or blocked sunlight. To do this, there’ll be an additional cost to consider.
How much does balcony planning permission cost?
Costs vary according to region in the UK, but installing a balcony or multiple balconies is generally about £172 – £206. If your property is bigger or you have done renovations, the amount could increase.
How much does a professional planning permission assessment cost?
It could cost you between £100 and £1000 for pre-application advice and a site assessment, and between £750 and £2,000 to submit your planning application.
However, it’s essential if you’re building a new platform structure to receive planning permission. If you don’t, you can risk it being torn down or receive a heavy fine.
The Cost of Walk-Out Balconies
If you’re looking to go all-out on a larger balcony, a walk-out area or suspended terrace is a wonderful option. These can really transform a home into an amazing spot for socialising, relaxing, and enjoying fresh air. Of course, you need to consider that a larger balcony will have larger costs which cover more materials, construction time, and will need thorough assessment and secure permissions to ensure its safety and feasibility.
Despite this, compared to decks and patios, walk-out balconies can be less expensive to install, yet are simple to construct and relatively easy to maintain.
Walk-out balconies are a great way to extend your living space into the great outdoors. And if your home is situated in a prime spot to catch the sun, your walk-out balcony will add significant value if you’re thinking of selling.
Having a bigger balcony doesn’t always mean a better one, but it can bring in more natural light into a room
, and can dramatically enhance a property’s aesthetic appeal. Plus, with so much extra space, you’re free to add greenery, furniture, or even a water feature to make the place your own.
Installing a Balcony with Bespoke Frameless Glass
If you’re considering installing a balcony for your property, it’s important to carefully consider the best options when choosing a provider. When it comes to balconies, there are a lot of possibilities, so you’ll want to compare estimates from a few different builders and companies to discover the best value for you.
Don’t settle when planning your project. The first priority should always be safety, so be sure not to cut corners when creating a life-long asset for your home.
At Bespoke Frameless Glass, we specialise in glass balconies with sleek and minimalist designs to create beautiful, almost-invisible structures. Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to talk through what you’re looking for.
Pricing Your Balcony
Since we perform so many different types of installations, it can be difficult to provide a price list for each job. However, we do provide a detailed price list for you to get an idea of what you can expect to spend. Click here to download it and get one step closer to making your balcony a reality.
Paying in Instalments
We offer a variety of payment options to meet your requirements. Spreading the cost of our installations is a convenient way to take advantage of our services in a way that aligns with your financing and lifestyle requirements.
We work with Kandoo, which allows you to compare Personal Loans and Secured Lending options to find the one that’s right for you.