Gold Coast Pool Fences and Pool Fence Posts

Gold Coast Pool Fences and Pool Fence Posts

Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast are a frustrating area to understand. That is exactly why we want to try to educate everyone about the different types of Glass Pool Fences that are offered on the Gold Coast. This short article will take you through your options for Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the sorts of posts that you can opt for.


In the Gold Coast, this option, the Semi-frameless Glass Pool Fence with full length posts is exactly as it sounds– there is simply a partial frame, and it is supported simply by full length posts. The glass is set into the posts using a wet or dry glazing method. The wet method is when a silicone is used to fasten the glass, and dry simply 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 normally a 10mm thick toughened panel.

Each kind of glass fence used will certainly depend greatly on the ground which is beneath the glass and used to support the panels. If the ground is not very steady 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 may be the best for your home. 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 much less risk of the posts moving because the strength of each panel helps to support the whole system.

It is possible to install this type of system on a top quality wood porch just as long as the deck has double joists underneath to make sure 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 would put it in the wrong spot. Glass panels that are not square can be an eyesore, and also that, unsound.

This sort of Glass Pool Fence system is really good in the Gold Coast because the glass panels do not tend to flex as much as a fully frameless system because the posts can make 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 cheaper, and depending on what the ground is like where the fence will be constructed may be the best approach for some customers.


So what does this choice include? This choice means installing a pool fence that includes glass panels which have reduced posts to support the panels. The posts only have to be 90cm out of the ground whilst the height of the glass nonetheless meets pool fence regulations at 1.2 M high. The glass is the same as a full post system, this is, 10mm thickness and toughened.

These Pool Fence Posts are very similar to a full post semi-frameless system except that the posts only run up to 90cm in the air as opposed to 120cm. The concern of this is that if it is too short, then you may possibly not be compliant considering that there is a chance that a short post can be climbed up on. This is why we set the height of this post at 90cm– this is enough for almost every pool fence regulation. At this height above the floor, this eliminates that risk, and the Gold Coast Council will not see it as a climbing point, so it is compliant.

The glass extends another 30cm greater than the post and is actually still set into the side of it using a wet or dry glazing system. Wet glazing just simply means the glass is actually set into the post with an unique kind of silicone and dry glazing means that a rubber insert is usually used to wedge the glass in completely. Both types of wet and dry glazing provide the same security with the glass, it just depends a lot on the immediate environment as to what glazing system is actually used.

So, what Pool Fence Posts are best?

Whether you would like to use a three-quarter post system or a full post system comes down to aesthetics. It is an individual choice that both offers the same safety standards as any good pool fence. That is why it is essential 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 little more flex with a three-quarter post that a full-size post, but the difference is very little. Of course, this method could be integrated with other kinds of glass pool fencing depending on your budget plan and what you find more charming to the eye.


If you want to find out more about the Pool Fence Posts 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 design and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, talk to us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our products at Absolut Pool Fences

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