Gold Coast Glass Pool Fences are a frustrating area to figure out. Which is the reason why we want to try to educate everyone about the different sorts of Glass Pool Fences that are available on the Gold Coast. This post will take you through your options for Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the varieties of posts that you can find.
FULL LENGTH POOL FENCE POSTS
In the Gold Coast, this choice, the Semi-frameless Glass Pool Fence with full size posts is just as it sounds– there is simply a limited frame, and it is supported by full length posts. The glass is placed into the posts using a wet or dry glazing method. The wet method is when a silicone is applied to lock the glass, and dry just means that we use a rubber insert that wedges the glass right into the post to secure it. The glass used in this sort of system is typically a 10mm thick toughened panel.
Each kind of glass fence used will certainly depend greatly on the ground which is below the glass and used to support the sections of glass. If the floor is not very strong and there is a risk that it may shift with the weight of glass panels on top of it then this semi-frameless system with posts could be the best for your home or business. This is because the posts used are set into the ground and extend to the top of the glass panels. This produces a rigid fencing system with much less risk of the posts moving because the stability of each panel helps to support the whole system.
It is possible to install this kind of system on a good quality timber deck just as long as the deck has double joists underneath to make sure that the base plates of each post can be firmly mounted. Just like most glass fence systems the more solid the base, the less chance there is of any movement of the glass which might put it off square. Glass panels that are not square can be an eye sore, and in addition to that, undependable.
This type of Glass Pool Fence system is good in the Gold Coast because the glass panels do not tend to flex as much as a fully frameless system due to the fact that the posts render it more rigid. This system can also be combined with other types depending on what is most pleasing aesthetically and what sort of budget you have. As the glass is 2mm thinner than a frameless system it usually is available a little more affordable, and depending upon what the ground is like where the fence will be built may be the best approach for some customers.
THREE QUARTER LENGTH POOL FENCE POSTS
So exactly are these types of pool fence posts? This choice means putting in a swimming pool fence that is composed of glass panels which have much shorter posts to assist the panels. The posts only have to be 90cm away from the ground while the height of the glass nonetheless meets pool fence rules at 1.2 M high. The glass is the same as a full post system, which is, 10mm thickness and toughened.
This system is quite similar to a full post semi-frameless system other than that the posts only run up to 90cm in the air rather than 120cm. The concern of this is that if it is too shortened, then you may possibly not be compliant considering that there is a likelihood that a low post could be climbed up on. Which is why we set the level of this post at 90cm– this is sufficient for almost every pool fence regulation. At this height above the ground, this removes that risk, and the Gold Coast Council will not view it as a climbing up point, so it is actually compliant.
The glass extends another 30cm more than the post and is actually still set into the side of it using a wet or dry glazing method. Wet glazing merely means the glass is set into the post with a special kind of silicone and dry glazing means that a rubber insert is usually used in order to wedge the glass in firmly. Both kinds of wet and dry glazing give the same security with the glass, it just depends a lot on the immediate environment as to precisely what glazing system is actually used.
So, what one is best?
Whether you wish to use a three-quarter pool fence posts or a full post system comes down to aesthetics. It is an individual choice that both offers the same safety criteria as any great pool fence. That is why it is critical that you let us know when we are actually quoting your job in the Gold Coast as to just what size post you would go for. The glass will usually have a bit more flex with a three-quarter post that a full-size post, but the difference is low. Of course, this system may be combined with other sorts of glass pool fencing depending on your budget and what you find most charming to the eye.
If you want to find out more about pool fence posts or the system that may be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our suggestions on just how best to style and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, speak with us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our product lines on the Glass Pool Fences website