Frameless Glass Fencing Gold Coast

Glass Pool Fences in The Gold Coast, Your guide to spigots and Patches

Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast are a frustrating area to find out. That is certainly the reason that we want to try to inform everybody about the various sorts of Glass Pool Fences that are available on the Gold Coast. This guide will take you through your options for Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the varieties of posts that you can decide on.

Patch Fitting System

A patch fitted frameless glass fence system works with either a 10mm or 12mm thick toughened glass panels suspended by small metal clamps that hold the glass in position. These brackets are referred to as ‘patches’ in the industry, and this makes an illusion that the glass is floating in between a pair of posts, only held up by these 4 clamps.

In the Gold Coast, the glass is often most likely to be either 10mm or 12mm thick, the deciding factor boils down to the gap that the glass has to span between the posts. There are certainly specific rules that vary from one state to another and that is the reason that we suggest using a professional installer. Importantly one that knows the regulations from your local area and can ensure that your pool fence or balustrade will pass the required inspection for compliance.

These systems often tend to be a good choice when your house currently has a few existing posts and the ground may not be a solid concrete base– this choice gives additional support to make it a safer system. A example is a patio or verandah with a roof that is actually supported by posts and the floor may be a slightly older timber deck or paved on top of a gravel foundation. A frameless glass panel that is mounted on spigots may not be the most suitable application for this kind of ground so the second 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 from the four small patches, two on either side.

Spigot Mounted System

One of our more well-liked choices is actually the fully frameless glass pool fence system. This is a fully frameless glass system including glass panels, supported on top of small metal posts known as ‘spigots’. Generally it will be composed of 12mm thick toughened glass panels, while the spigots are a small post that may be either put into the floor or set with a ‘heavy duty’ rapid-set cement. This is normally done when the glass panels will be installed on top of a solid concrete base. One option that helps make this glass pool fence very flexible is the possibility for the spigots to be mounted to a timber deck. This will obviously depend upon the quality of the deck, and whether or not it is properly prepared with ample joist timber to fix through the decking.

The glass sits in these spigots and supports the panel, which can weigh anything up to 80kg. Because of the weight of these glass panels it is extremely important that the ground they are being set on is solid with little or no likelihood of movement 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 performed correctly from the beginning then the fence ought to be maintenance free – except for a little cleaning.

For glass pool fencing specifically, there are stringent rules controlling to the spacing between the panels as well as the distance from the ground to the bottom of the glass, and the space from the glass panel to the side of a structure. These rules are rather specific which is why we constantly recommend getting a professional installer to install the glass, especially on the Gold Coast for the reason that all pool fences must be passed by a Pool Safety Inspector.

The end product will be panels of glass that seem to be floating above the ground except of course for the two spigots. This style of pool fencing has become very popular over the past decade as a result of the availability of the toughened glass on the market. So, the name really does say it all; a frameless glass fence.

If you want to learn more about the system that may 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 with us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our products on the Absolut website.

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