Closing its balcony to make a veranda is a very advantageous solution allowing in particular a gain of undeniable space. However, transforming your balcony into a veranda requires taking a few precautions in order to enjoy it with confidence.
The benefits of a balcony veranda
More advantageous than a balcony, the balcony veranda brings a real added value to an apartment or a house. Indeed, it has many positive points since it:
- allows to significantly increase the area of his property and therefore to gain living space. The veranda balcony is a real living space that you can enjoy all year round. Indeed, while a balcony is used only a few weeks or a few months a year due to capricious weather conditions or noise and pollution in large cities in particular, the balcony veranda can take advantage of the outdoor area throughout the year.
- allows to bring a brightness more important in its interior.
- Offer a very good thermal insulation in winter especially since the sun's rays are captured by the glazing of the veranda and the heat is kept within it.
- Embellishes the interior but also the exterior of a house. The veranda balcony is a piece that is both aesthetic and pleasant to live.
How to turn your balcony into a veranda?
The conversion of a balcony into a veranda is subject to obtaining an administrative authorization. Thus, it is necessary to make a preliminary declaration before beginning work to the extent that the external appearance of the house or the building is modified. In addition, if the area of the veranda balcony is greater than 20 m², it is mandatory to obtain a building permit.
If the apartment is in a condominium, it must be verified that the co-ownership regulations authorize such a development. If this is not the case, it is not possible to turn your balcony into a veranda. On the other hand, if the regulation of co-ownership does not decide it is necessary to obtain the agreement of the co-owners during a general assembly because the balconies are often common parts of the co-ownership, even if the occupant of the apartment is the only one to use it. This requires the agreement of the majority of all co-owners because the construction of the veranda changes the external appearance of the building.
Also remember to read our article dedicated to the maintenance of a balcony.