Frameless Pool Fences on the Gold Coast are a troublesome area to figure out. That is actually exactly why we want to try to teach our clients about the various kinds of Glass Pool Fences that are offered on the Gold Coast. This post will take you through your options for Semi- Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the kinds of posts that you can go with.
Patch Fitting System
A patch fitted Frameless Glass Pool Fences makes use of either a 10mm or 12mm thick toughened glass panels suspended by minimal metal clamps that hold the glass in position. These clamps are referred to as ‘patches’ in the industry, and this makes an illusion that the glass is floating between a set of posts, only held up by these four clamps.
In the Gold Coast, the glass is often going to be either 10mm or 12mm thick, the deciding factor comes down to the space that the glass has to span in between the posts. There are specific rules which vary from region to region which is why we recommend using a professional installer. Importantly one that understands the regulations from your region and can guarantee that your pool fence or balustrade will definitely pass the necessary inspection for compliance.
These systems have the tendency to be a good option when your home already has some existing posts and the ground may not be a solid concrete base– this choice gives extra support to make it a safer system. A good example is a patio or verandah with a roof that is supported by posts and the floor may be a slightly older timber deck or paved on top of a gravel base. A frameless glass panel that is mounted on spigots may not actually be the most suitable application for this sort of ground so the next best thing is for a patch fitted frameless system. The glass is still what we would call a frameless system, as the glass is not set into any posts, but is suspended by the four little patches, two on either side.
Spigot Mounted System
One of our more sought-after choices is the fully frameless glass pool fence system. It is a fully Frameless Glass Pool Fences system consisting of glass panels, supported on top of small metal posts known as ‘spigots’. Typically it will include 12mm thick toughened glass panels, while the spigots are a small post that could be either placed into the ground or set with a ‘heavy duty’ rapid-set cement. This is usually done when the glass panels will be set up on a stable concrete base. One choice that helps make this glass pool fence extremely versatile is the alternative for the spigots to be installed to a timber deck. This will needless to say depend upon the quality of the deck, and if it is properly prepared with ample joist timber to fix through the decking.
The glass sits inside these spigots and supports the panel, which can weigh anything up to 80kg. A result of the weight of these glass panels it is quite important that the ground they are actually being set on is solid with little or no possibility of motion or slippage for the lifetime of the fence. There could be some adjustment tolerances possible, but ultimately that will enhance your maintenance time on the fence. However, if done the right way from the beginning then the fence should be maintenance free – except for a little cleaning.
For glass pool fencing specifically, there are stringent rules controlling to the spacing in between the panels and also the distance from the ground to the bottom of the glass, and the distance from the glass panel to the side of a structure. These rules are rather specific and that is why we always recommend getting a professional installer to install the glass, especially on the Gold Coast considering that all pool fences must be passed by a Pool Safety Inspector.
The final product will be panels of glass that appear to be floating above the ground except of course for the two spigots. This style of pool fencing has become preferred over the past decade as a result of the accessibility of the toughened glass on the market. So, the name really does say it all; Frameless Glass Pool Fences
If you wish to learn more about the Frameless Glass Pool Fences system that might be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or perhaps even to get our suggestions on how best to style and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, talk to us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our products on the Absolut Pool Fence Website