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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Balcony repair cost guide

Find out how much it costs to have your balcony repaired.

If your balcony needs repairing, you might be in a hurry to get it fixed.

A balcony in a state of disrepair affects the curb appeal of your home. Not only that, an issue with your balcony if left too long to fester can end up causing other issues with your property. For example, a leaky balcony could lead to mould and damp problems in your home.

An issue with your balcony could be unsafe to use for you and your family. But don’t worry, you’re here now to get your balcony repaired.

The cost to repair your balcony depends on the problem you’re facing and the materials used to construct it. So let’s take a look at rough costs for your balcony repair.

How much does it cost to repair a balcony?

Cost balcony typeUnitCost - lowCost - highAverage cost
Balcony maintenance and repair costsPer hour£20£25£23
Concrete balcony repairPer m2--£70
Simple concrete balcony repairsPer job£75£365£220
Larger concrete balcony repairsPer job£370£1,800£1,085
Wood balcony repair labour costPer job£115£350£233
Wood balcony repair labour costPer hour£12£23£17.50
Wood balcony repair material cost (Cedar)Per square foot£3£12£7.50
Wood balcony repair material cost (treated wood)Per square foot£6£15£10.50
Wood balcony repair material cost (hardwood)Per square foot£30£70£50
Cost to repair a leaking balconyPer m2£18£25£21.50
Balcony Per m2£20£40£30

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Balcony maintenance and repair costs around £20 – £25 per hour. If you’re retiling your balcony, the cost can be around £20 – £40 per m2 if you use plain tiles.

Moving from the floor to the walls, painting your balcony is around £10 per m2 wall area. You will be paying the painters approximately £180 – £200 per day.

These rates are for regular upkeep, though. You can keep your installed balcony in near-perfect condition for years if you take care of it properly. If you don’t, minor problems can escalate to become major problems. Then, of course, they’re more costly to fix. So, if you’ve ignored the upkeep for too long, your balcony repair costs might be higher.

What does my balcony replacement cost?

If your balcony is badly damaged, you may need to replace it completely. In this case, check our balcony installation cost guide. As a general estimate, you’d be spending £1,000 – £5,000 for a new balcony.

How much does it cost to repair a concrete balcony?

The cost to repair a concrete balcony falls around the region of £70 per square metre. For simple repairs, you may pay around £75 – £365 whereas larger repairs could end up costing up to £370 – £1,800.

What does wood balcony repair cost?

If you have a wooden balcony, your repair costs might be slightly higher. For your labour cost, you need to plan for around £115 – £350 for the job.

Your material cost to repair a wood balcony would depend on the material you use. Cedar decking, for example, costs about £3 – £12 per square foot. On the other hand, you’d pay around £6 – £15 per square foot for treated wood. Hardwood decking, which is the most durable and will last several years, costs between £30 – £70 per square foot.

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Balcony replacement cost

How much does it cost to repair a leaking balcony?

Since a balcony is outside, where it is exposed to the elements, it needs to be waterproofed. Waterproofing helps keep the balcony structure from degenerating because of water damage.

The process requires you to cover your concrete or wood balcony with a layer of material that keeps water out.

However, certain problems can cause the waterproofing layer to deteriorate or become ineffective. These can be:

  • Water pooling on the balcony floor, due to poor drainage or an irregular surface
  • Handrails, balustrade tops, or connection points not sealed properly
  • Warped beams causing the balcony to bow

In these cases, you may first need to repair the cause of the leak before you waterproof your balcony. However, waterproofing alone can cost about £20 per m2. If you’re waterproofing a larger area, you may pay around £25 per m2. For a smaller area, the cost could go down to £18 per m2.

Balcony repair quotes

If you’re trying to find out how much your balcony repair will cost, you will need to contact a balcony installer in your area for quotes. We suggest you approach at least three such tradespeople for price estimates so you can get the best rate.

If you aren’t sure where to start, you could use our ‘Request a quote’ tool to make life easier. Just enter the details of the job and post it. We’ll send it on to our members who come recommended by your neighbours. You’ll then be contacted by balcony installers with their quotes.


How much does it cost to make a balcony?

Making a balcony will cost you between £1,450 and £5,075 to make a small balcony. But this depends on the kind of materials you’ll use, labour, its size and design during construction. Bear in mind that materials and labour contribute to half of the total cost.

Also, you’ll need planning permission to build a balcony, so be sure to check with your Local Planning Authority before building one.

How long does a balcony last?

If you care for it properly, a balcony should last many years. A concrete balcony can easily last for 50 years or more.

How do I check if my balcony needs repairs?

If your balcony has cracks in the concrete, especially older and deeper cracks, it may mean your balcony needs repair. Discolouration could imply water damage. If your balcony rails are rusted or move when you apply force on them, it could mean they are not as secure as they should be. This can be dangerous and would need fixing immediately.

What is a false balcony?

Juliet balconies are often called false balconies because they don’t project out.

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