platform projecting from the wall of a building

A balcony is a kind of floor at a certain height, which stands out from the building. Usually, there is some kind of balustrade so people do not fall off.

There is a possibility to protect the balcony with a glazing. So called balcony glazings are important for certain areas that are heavily influenced by weather or noise. Assemblers, which create designs and static evaluation for the balcony glazing, are necessary to integrate the glazing conform with regulations and laws.[1] Because if the glazing is assembled in the wrong way, parts could fall off and damage property or persons.[2]

Unlike a terrace, balconies and also their balustrade need a static evaluation, so they don't take damage over time and can permanentely hold their visitors.

References change

  1. "balcony glazing post-construction". Guide to balcony glazing after construction of balcony. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  2. "Removal of glazing to the balcony".