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The Benefits of Installing a Balcony

If you live in a second floor flat in a city or large town, one area you might be lacking is the option of outside space. Although living in a flat in a city affords you a number of benefits like being close to work opportunities, being able to take part in an active social life and being in a prime location without spending huge amounts of money, there are also some restrictions. To inject some sunshine into your flat and give yourself some outside space to enjoy, you should consider installing a balcony. Here are just some of the benefits.

Adds Value To Your Home

Introducing some outside space to a property that didn’t previously have any can increase the value of the home by as much as a whopping 10%. That added value can amount to thousands of pounds and can also vastly increase the likelihood of a sale going through, as having some outside space is a hugely important element for potential buyers.

The one consideration to keep at the forefront of your mind when thinking about installing a balcony is that you will need planning permission, depending on the size of the development. Juliet balconies are considered ‘permitted developments’, but more substantial balconies will need to be approved.

More Entertainment For You and Your Guests

Having some outside space at your flat is a great way to improve your quality of life by having more entertainment options for you and your guests. On especially hot summers days, you’ll now be able to have BBQs with your friends and families or some evening cocktails on the weekend.

More Options for Pets

As well as having more space to work with for entertaining, balconies can also provide you with more options when it comes to having pets and gardening. If you are thinking about moving a pet in, it’s fair to say that they’ll need at least some outside space. No matter how small, it’s important for animals to have access to the outdoors.

Ensure The Safety of Your Balcony with a Square 1 Balustrade

If you’re interested in installing a balcony to your flat or home, you’ll need to make sure it’s safe for use. Square 1 Balustrades can help you find a safe and secure solution with one of our glass balustrades.


To find out more, contact us. You can find us at Unit 3, Sarisbury Building, 172 Bridge Road, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7EH, call us on +44 (0)1489 583371 or email us at

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