Juliet balcony door

Inward opening patio doors for Juliet balconies

Traditionally found in Mediterranean countries, Juliet balconies can increasingly be found on UK homes. This rise is in large part due to their easy installation and modest impact on the building’s appearance.

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Inward opening Ideal for small spaces Slim frame Easy outside cleaning Excellent ventilation Low maintenance Min. 40y life expectancy


VELFAC composite windows and doors bring together the best of both worlds; the durability and versatility of aluminium and the beauty and warmth of natural wood.


Description and benefits

Juliet balcony doors

Sometimes specified where a full, walk-on balcony isn’t practical for design or budgetary reasons, Juliet balconies offers an effective way to create an open, outdoor feel to an indoor space on upper floors of a building. Suitable for a variety of homes, a Juliet balcony is essentially a balustrade fitted to the exterior of an indoor opening large window or French door.


VELFAC Inward opening French doors

The VELFAC In System consists of inward opening windows and tilt and turn casement doors in wood/aluminium. Designed for multi-storey buildings, where they offer effective ventilation with a specially designed tilt function, VELFAC in windows and doors are the perfect choice for juliet balcony doors.


If you have a Juliet balcony then the inward opening Tilt & Turn door is the perfect choice. This design provides ventilation when tilted and easy access to a roof terrace for instance, when turned using the side hinges.


The turn and tilt juliet balcony doors can be supplied as single or double inward opening french doors, and are designed for use where space is limited. The sash is operated by a single handle which incorporates two functions: inward opening to 90˚, for safe cleaning; inward tilting, from the threshold, to create an overhead ventilation gap. The threshold is supplied as mahogany for additional durability.



Frequently asked questions


What is a Juliet balcony?

Juliet balconies are a decorative architectural feature for both modern and traditional properties. Commonly used in the Mediterranean area, Juliet balconies got their name from the famous scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


Sometimes referred to as French balcony and balconette, the term Juliet Balcony in simplicity is a guarding or barrier placed on the outside of fully glazed French doors that are installed on the first or higher floors, that do not lead to a balcony.


The modern house build utilises full height windows and doors in the creation of a larger "virtual space" in a small environment, like on upper floor living spaces or loft conversions. This creates an extension of the outside visibility and enlarges the viewpoint from the inside by giving a downward view from further away.


What door design works best as a juliet balcony door?

French doors are the most popular door choice for a modern Juliet balcony design. As Juliette balconies are extremely shallow, inward opening doors or windows should always be used so they are not blocked by the balustrade.


Sliding doors can also be specified as Juliet balcony doors. Although this combination isn’t as popular, it is the perfect choice for an oversized glazing look.


What balustrade can be used in a juliet balcony?

Balustrade are available in a wide array of styles and aesthetics, ranging from highly decorative Victorian metal to frameless glass balustrade.

Shape, sizes, colour and prices

Shapes and sizes

All VELFAC windows and doors are tailor made so they can be designed to meet your tastes and needs thanks to our bespoke service. 

VELFAC units can be specified in a wide range of shapes and sizes, used to add architectural impact, or combined to create distinctive bespoke features.


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Colour options

You can also specify frame colour inside and out, opening function, glass options and accessories, giving you the freedom to install exactly the perfect solution for your needs and taste.

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Prices - bespoke high quality windows and doors

Our windows and doors are sold exclusively through our distributors, a UK wide network of professionals selected for their excellent product and technical knowledge.

Since we don’t work with standard sizes or configurations, each quotation will be created specifically for your project. To learn more about how to keep your budget low when ordering VELFAC windows and doors, read our page

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Warranty, delivery & installation

Windows and door warranty
VELFAC products are designed and manufactured to exceptional levels of quality, resulting in low maintenance operation and long life span.


We are so sure about the quality and durability of our products to offer a comprehensive product warranty of 12 years in the case of windows and 5 years in the case of casement, sliding and external doors.


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Delivery and installation 
Your VELFAC distributor can install your windows for you, ensuring the installation of the product is performed to the highest standard. If preferred, you can manage the installation yourself, using our recommended installation guide.

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Tested and certified

Certifications, marks and memberships

All VELFAC products and processes are thoroughly tested and quality assured.  

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Windows and doors tested to the extreme
Hundreds and thousands of customers test VELFAC windows and doors every day. Throughout Europe, millions of windows have stood the test of time, but despite this track record, we still maintain a demanding testing programme to ensure our system continues to meet - and exceed - all necessary standards.

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Technical info on Juliet balcony doors

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Uniform frame appearance

All VELFAC windows and doors have the same frame appearance,

whether they are fixed or opening, adding a sleek, flush and uniform finish to every home.


Related products

Single casement door

Built with highest quality materials, our single casement doors are made to last. The external aluminium requires virtually no maintenance, while the internal wood insures high levels of insulation. The sash stops at 90°, but is also available with 180° hinge which allows the sash to fold back flat against the wall.



Double casement door

The double casement door not only provides a greater entrance and exit, it is also an aesthetic statement that enhance any home regardless of its age or style. In addition, a double casement door provides a lot of natural light, making it a great solution to open up your home to the garden.



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All VELFAC products are thoroughly tested and quality assured. VELFAC meet - and exceed - all necessary standards.