Gold Coast Glass Pool Fences are a frustrating area to figure out. That is simply the reason why we want to attempt to educate everyone about the various sorts 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 sorts of posts that you can decide on.
FULL LENGTH POSTS
In the Gold Coast, this choice, the Semi-frameless Glass Pool Fence with full size posts is just as it sounds– there is a partial frame, and it is supported with full length posts. The glass is established into the posts using a wet or dry glazing method. The wet method is when a silicone is applied to fasten the glass, and dry just means that we use a rubber insert that wedges the glass into the post to secure it. The glass used in this sort of system is normally a 10mm thick toughened panel.
Each type of glass fence used will certainly depend greatly on the ground that 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 move 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 reach the top of the glass panels. This produces a rigid fencing system with a lot less risk of the posts moving because the stability of each panel helps to support the whole system.
It is possible to install this type of system on a top quality timber veranda just as long as the deck has double joists beneath to ensure that the base plates of each post could be securely mounted. As with most glass fence systems the more solid the base, the less chance there is of any movement of the glass which will put it out of place. Glass panels that are not square can be an eyesore, and in addition to that, hazardous.
This sort 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 given 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 generally is available a little less expensive, and depending upon what the ground is like where the fence will be built may be the best option for some customers.
THREE QUARTER LENGTH POSTS
So what does this choice include? This choice means installing a swimming pool fence that consists of glass panels that have reduced posts to assist the panels. The posts only should be 90cm out of the ground while the height of the glass still meets pool fence regulations at 1.2 M high. The glass is the same as a full post system, that is, 10mm thickness and toughened.
This system is very like a full post semi-frameless system other than that the posts only run up to 90cm above the ground instead of 120cm. The concern of this is that if it is too shortened, then you may not be compliant considering that there is a chance that a small post can be climbed up on. This is why we set the height of this post at 90cm– this is sufficient for almost every pool fence regulation. At this height above the floor, this removes that risk, and the Gold Coast Council will not see it as a climbing point, so it is compliant.
The glass extends another 30cm above the post and is still set right into the side of it using a wet or dry glazing solution. Wet glazing just means the glass is actually set into the post with an unique sort of silicone and dry glazing means that a rubber insert is used in order to wedge the glass in tightly. Both types of wet and dry glazing supply the same security with the glass, it just depends a lot on the immediate environment as to precisely what glazing method is used.
So, what one is best?
Whether you wish to use a three-quarter post system or a full post system boils down to aesthetics. It is a personal choice that both offers the same safety requirements as any good pool fence. That is why it is crucial that you let us know when we are quoting your job in the Gold Coast as to exactly what size post you would go for. The glass will often have a bit more flex with a three-quarter post that a full-size post, but the difference is low. Of course, this method can be integrated with other sorts of glass pool fencing depending on your budget plan and what you find more appealing to the eye.
If you wish to learn more about the system that could be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our recommendations on just how best to style and structure your Glass Pool Fence solution, consult with us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our product lines on the website at http://www.absolut.net.au/