Gold Coast Glass Pool Fences are a daunting area to find out. And that is generally exactly why we would like to try to inform everyone about the various kinds 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 kinds of posts that you can go for.
Visible Channel System
In the Gold Coast, One of these kinds of systems is the Channel Fixed system. It effectively involved creating a channel for the glass to sit into, instead of having the glass held up by spigots. This system is generally the recommended choice for some of our customers that may not necessarily appreciate the look of spigots protruding from the ground.
The glass used in this particular kind of instalment is 12mm thick toughened and comes in various widths to suit many different fence setups.
For this system, we fix an aluminium channel to the ground, that must be a solid concrete foundation. The channel sits on top of the floor and has a special plastic insert to make certain the glass is generally never leaning on a hard surface. The glass is then inserted into the channel and held in position with a friction system guaranteeing the glass won’t move or slip out of place.
Invisible Channel System.
In this section, we would like to take you through what we refer to as an ‘invisible channel fix system’. It is a popular option because it makes the glass appear to come straight out of the ground with no need for any other sort of hardware or fixtures.
The glass applied for this type of work is a 12mm thick toughened panel that is 135cm high and can be found in various widths to fit all kinds of fence configurations. This type of installation achieved the highest degree of aesthetics, and a 5-star ‘ experience’. Having said that, in order to achieve this, it requires a little more work in the beginning before the glass is set. We often have inquiries for this kind of system when the house is being built– which means that we have the chance to communicate with the builder before the installation. We can nonetheless install this around existing pools and buildings, but it does need some concrete cutting and comprehensive preparation
For many years, we have improved our system of this particular installation and have actually been using this now for several years. Firstly, a channel is cut into the cement along the fence line. This channel is 10cm deep and approximately 4.5 cm wide. We next lay a special type of shock absorbing plastic right into the channel that our team will use to sit the glass on. We then set the glass right into the channel, in position and start to fill the gap with a special type of non-shrinking grout which in the end will fortify the glass vertically.
For this sort of installation planning is vital, and we have a lot of years of knowledge behind us that we do not make errors. If errors are made in the planning and setting of the glass panels then it is an costly and messy job to have to take out panels to re-set all of them. This is because the glass actually does rise from the ground with an invisible channel system. There is nothing visible except for the glass panel itself. No spigots, no posts, no shining pieces of hardware standing out.
We would say this is one of the most minimalistic look we can achieve with glass pool fencing, and if this is actually the look you want then this will be the most ideal choice for you. We still can ensure that the pool fence meets all of the safety regulations for swimming pool fences and make certain the fence will pass the ideal certification. The system we use has been designed and perfected by us and we have not seen anything else on the marketplace that comes close.
So, what one is best?
Although the channel, when set on top of the ground can be a little more intrusive than other systems a lot comes down to individual taste and the aesthetic look that you are after for your property. As the channel runs the length of the glass panel it can seem to give a look of being set into the ground.
If you would like to find out 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 exactly how best to style and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, speak to us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our product lines on the Absolut website