Glass Slippage and exactly how your timber deck could be responsible

Glass Slippage and exactly how your timber deck could be responsible

On Monday we paid a visit to one of our previous pool fence construction locations in Worongary on the Gold Coast. It was a truly beautiful home in Worongary on the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have a fantastic memory of the house from the set up back in 2014 when we had to call off the pool fencing installation on 2 separate occasions as a result of lightning storms. Fortunately the owners were understanding and we became fast friends throughout the setup.

So why had we returned? Well as it ends up, they were intending to move home, and there were a variety of tiny issues with the pool fence that they were really hoping that we could help with to get the home ship-shape for property inspections. The main trouble that they had experienced was pool fence glass slippage– this is when a panel of the pool fence had started to come away from the post and had left behind a small gap. It was not a huge issue, but can pose a slight safety issue, and would not look good when they were actually selling their lovely Worongary house.
However, while the glass slippage is the reason they got in touch with Absolut Custom Glass, it was really but a symptom. The real problem was with their entire pool fence.

Unfortunately when they initially installed the pool fence back in 2014 they had opted for a semi-frameless glass pool fence system and desired the pool fence put in onto a timber decking that surrounded their pool. While it looked amazing for the first few years, we often find that timber decking begins to expand and contract with the Gold Coast heat. This creates warped timber and can dramatically move where the semi-frameless glass pool fencing posts are, and this is what leads to the glass slippage.

It was a basic fix for us to remove the glass panel, re-align the posts and secure them in the different position to take into account the new position of the posts. It was great to see how satisfied the owners were with how little time it took to get the pool fence looking pristine again– thankfully no thunderstorms to interrupt us this time!

While this tale is just an insight into just some of the work that we do right here on the Gold Coast at Absolut Custom Glass, it hopefully highlights an essential consideration for you if you have a timber decking about your pool. If you want to talk to us further about your pool fencing needs, any issues you have, or are dealing with glass slippage in your pool fence, please contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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