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Do you Know your Options? Your guide to Gold Coast Glass Pool Fence posts.

Gold Coast Glass Pool Fences are a tricky area to understand. That is the reason why we want to try to inform everybody 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 sorts of posts that you can select.

FULL LENGTH POSTS

In the Gold Coast, this option, the Semi-frameless Glass Pool Fence with full length posts is precisely as it sounds– there is simply a limited frame, and it is supported with 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 applied to lock the glass, and dry simply 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 generally a 10mm thick toughened panel.

Each kind of glass fence used definitely will depend heavily on the ground that is beneath the glass and used to support the sections of glass. If the ground is not very secure and there is a risk that it may change with the weight of glass panels on top of it then this semi-frameless system with posts could be the best for your property. 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 stability of each panel helps to support the whole system.

It is possible to install this type of system on a high quality wooden deck as long as the deck has double joists beneath to ensure that the base plates of each post may be securely 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 out of place. Glass panels that are not square are an eyesore, and in addition to that, risky.

This kind 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 given that 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 kind of budget you have. As the glass is 2mm thinner than a frameless system it usually is available a little cheaper, and depending upon what the ground is like where the fence will be installed 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 contains glass panels which have much shorter posts to assist the panels. The posts only should be 90cm out of the ground whilst the height of the glass still meets pool fence requirements at 1.2 M high. The glass is the same as a full post system, that is, 10mm thickness and toughened.

This system is quite like a full post semi-frameless system apart from that the posts only run up to 90cm above the ground rather than 120cm. The concern of this is that if it is too shortened, then you may not be compliant because there is a possibility that a small post might be climbed up on. That 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 ground, 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 still set right into the side of it using a wet or dry glazing solution. Wet glazing simply means the glass is actually set into the post with a special type of silicone and dry glazing means that a rubber insert is usually used to wedge the glass in tightly. Both kinds of wet and dry glazing offer the same security with the glass, it simply relies a lot on the immediate environment as to exactly what glazing system is used.

So, what one is best?

Whether you intend to use a three-quarter post system or a full post system boils down to appearances. It is a personal choice that both offers the same safety criteria as any good pool fence. That is why it is necessary that you let us know when we are actually quoting your job in the Gold Coast as to just what size post you would want. The glass will tend to have a little bit more flex with a three-quarter post that a full-size post, but the difference is low. Of course, this system could be integrated with other types of glass pool fencing depending on your budget plan and what you find most pleasing to the eye.

If you want to learn more about the system that may be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our suggestions on 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 Absolut custom glass website

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