A balcony in a loft can be a great way to lighten up your new room, they add a great sense of space as well. It is a great way to take advantage of the space you have. This is epically good if you have a good view.
There are a lot of different styles to choose from you can have softwood doors, hardwood doors or uPVC doors and even doors constructed with wood and metal.
Each one has a great advantage that the other does not. With softwood doors cost a lot less than hardwood and seem a little better made than uPVC. However softwood doors will need constant treatment in terms of painting, if you don’t look after them they will expand and start to become a problem, as they may not close as easy.
Hardwood doors are a lot more money, but they are less likely to shrink especially if they are made of oak, I personal think they look the better of the two. But again they need to be looked after yearly. Then as they are hardwood they do cost a quite a bit more.
uPVC doors are in the middle of softwood and hardwood doors, they cost just a fraction more than softwood but a lot less than hardwood. They do not need to be maintained; they will not react to weather and are most likely to save you money on your heating bill.
There are a lot of factory made doors now with a mixture of a timber finish but a timber skeleton, these doors had the added benefits of them all, and if brought off the shelf (pre-made) they can save you a lot of money.
There are many different styles to have your balcony it all depends on how you would like it, the only rule is that the handrail is of a certain height for safety issues. The most common type of balcony is a Juliet balcony.
If you have any questions regarding balconies feel free to contact us and we can help you out.