Imagine tossing and turning in your bedroom or living room sofa and daydreaming about the beautiful outdoor view, with a gentle breeze caressing your skin.

This daydream can become a reality if your home comes with a balcony; there’s no need to sweat it out indoors all the time.

Allow yourself to enjoy your outdoor space by creating a seamless blend between your indoors and outdoors. It doesn’t matter the size of balcony you have (whether a generously sized deck or a tiny patio), it is possible to spruce it up to add lustre to your home, creating the intimacy and comfort you desire. Are you lacking inspiration for your balcony? We’ve got some ideas for you.

A touch of glass

There are few things more relaxing than taking a break on your balcony, enjoying the outside view, and watching the rest of the world go by, with your favourite drink by your side. If you love to enjoy your exterior view, consider using infinity glass and balustrades to help bring the outside view in; not only will your balcony space be enhanced, but it will also help you make the most of the view.

Go green

Plants are pretty much one of nature’s best gifts as far as home decor is concerned, and one plant can be enough to change your balcony’s ambience. From vines to potted plants in planters, you can choose from different varieties, depending on what meets your fancy. If space is an issue, stick with plants that will grow vertically.

Plants also come with added health benefits, as they exchange your carbon dioxide with oxygen; it’s a win-win situation.


It’s hard to imagine a relaxing balcony space without the right furniture. When shopping for furniture for your balcony, comfort and relaxation are the most important things to consider. A few items that will add a nice touch to your balcony if you have the space for it include:

  • Rocking chairs
  • Day beds
  • Swing chairs
  • A single sofa
  • A hammock

You can also use something as simple as wooden crates for your furniture; just cover them with cushions, and you’re good to go. Let your outdoor furniture complement the ones indoors to help create a seamless transition.


Lighting up your balcony should be able to serve two primary purposes:

  • Making it possible to spend beautiful nights in your outdoor space – You don’t need anything too bright; something warm-toned and stylish should do the trick. You can even opt for some candles to create a romantic touch. 
  • Serving as a form of security – You can use an electric lantern. The right number will depend on the space you have.

Bear in mind that the lighting shouldn’t be too harsh.


The right flooring choice may depend on where the balcony is located. For example, if it’s right after your kitchen, tiles may be the way to go. But if it connects to a wooden floor area, then a deck is appropriate. No matter the flooring you already have, you can always cover its centre space with a beautiful rug. 

You can also add some shade if you expect to spend a lot of time on your balcony. 

Are you wondering how to make your balcony a desirable place to be? At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.

Get in touch today and will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to Further information about our full service range can be found on our website


There is a great debate about whether you should use wood or composite material such as Ecodek® or Millboard when you are choosing your decking.

In the past wooden decking has always been the preferred option but now composite materials are very popular. With better structure, safety, and durability, Ecodek® or Millboard are the options Sunrock Balconies recommend.

Whether you are choosing to install infinity glass balustrades, balcony flooring, or decking outside your home, you need to consider the differences between wood and Ecodek® or Millboard. So, before you make a choice let’s take a look!

Wood Decking


Wood decking has always been a popular choice for an outer deck or balcony, and it can last up to 40 years but, it all depends on the maintenance! A wooden decking must be cared for if you want it to last.  Here are some things you need to know:


  • Maintenance of wood decks has to be regular to avoid the build up of algae and moss which can cause it to become slippery
  • Prone to rotting, splintering, and warping so treatment is essential
  • The wood needs to be oiled or stained all over at least every couple of years
  • Application of a sealant slow down rotting


Ecodek®/Composite Decking


Ecodek® is the perfect solution as a sustainable and low maintenance alternative to timber. Sunrock Balconies offer you a range of low maintenance options from Ecodek® that really enhance your balcony or terrace but which also provides durability too. Here’s why:

  • Composite decking is a stylish, well-established, affordable material.
  • Attractive wood grain effect outdoor boards
  • High Slip Resistance
  • High quality wood polymer composite for low maintenance
  • Long Life – 25 year warranty
  • Ecodek wood polymer composite (WPC) products are manufactured using a carbon-negative process.
  • It’s production actually removes carbon from the atmosphere which is why EcoDek is genuinely sustainable.

Millboard Composite decking


Millboard is another great solution to real wood. It creates a functional and stunningly attractive deck. The qualities of polyurethane create a strong and durable product. Millboard will eliminate rotting, warping and general which will be inevitable if natural wood is used. Here’s why:

  • Scratch and stain resistant
  • Designed to withstand weathering
  • Resistant to facing and sun damage
  • No Splinters
  • High slip resistance and impervious to growth of algae
  • Lightweight
  • Being solid it is resistant to warping, rotting and insect infestation.
  • It is fire tested to BS EN ISO 13501-1:2007+A1:2009. It also has a Bfl-S1reaction to fire classification (a fire test for flooring)
  • 25 year warranty


At Sunrock Balconies we create outdoor living rooms using infinity glass designed to your specifications. We offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.


Understanding the differences between Ecodek® or Millboard and wood will show you that the superior option they provide. The team at Sunrock would be happy to tell you more so get in touch today. Alternatively, why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.

Summer 2018 was amazing wasn’t it? Were you able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine on your balcony or terrace?


Don’t have one but would like one? If so, you’ve come to the right place to get you started.

Here are some great tips!


Fit for Purpose

The first thing to think about is what you’re going to use it for. Is it just to sit on your own to read a book or a place to entertain friends and family with a full-scale BBQ? Once you’ve decided you can plan the rest.



There are many balcony and terrace flooring solutions out there. From Wooden decking, stone or slate to turf or even gravel. It’s all about budget and requirements – remember you’ll need a sturdy base for furniture or a BBQ. But we have a solution that can meet both.

Sunrock Balconies install all balcony decking using EcoDek, a 100% recycled product made from Wood Polymer Composite which carries a 25 year guarantee. It is virtually maintenance free (you still have to clean it) because it doesn’t host algae.

Depending on your setting, you may like to consider glass flooring  an alternative.


Sunrock Balconies



You will want something beautiful that adds an architectural feature too. Our infinity glass balustrades break down the visual barrier between your indoor and outside living areas but will also connect them. The feeling of space you will gain cannot be beaten and it will provide an essential safety barrier compliant with regulations.

If your outside living space is higher up, adding a spiral staircase, steps or gates may also be something to think about.


Infinity glass balustrade Sunrock Balconies


Finishing Touches

Do you want a gas heater or firepit? Great if you want to use your space in cooler weather.

Deckchair, sunlounger or dining sets, wood or rattan, there is so much to choose from – the possibilities are endless.

Some twinkly lights or a lantern provide a warm glow or for more light solar powered LED lighting is an option.

Here at Sunrock Balconies our dedicated team of experts can help and advise you on making the right choice from the variety of options we have on offer. We are certain it will make the difference you are looking for to your property. Get in touch, we’d love to have a chat about your project.


balcony decking glass floor panel inserts

Balcony Flooring Ideas – Sunrock Balconies
Do you want to have a balcony installed but are worried how it will effect light to the area or rooms below?
Sunrock installed this Barbican balcony with a glass balcony floor that solves the problem.
Using millboard decking with strengthened glass panels inserted into the decking allows extra light to the patio and rooms below.

See our Balcony Flooring for more information on Sunrock Balcony Flooring ideas.