Pool Fence Posts are something that you need to be considering if you are looking at Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast. Unfortunately, it can be a little hard to understand everything that you need to know. That is why we want to try and teach as many of our clients as possible about pool fences and your options with Pool Fence Posts.
FULL LENGTH POOL FENCE POSTS
In the Gold Coast, you could be looking at full length Pool Fence Posts with a Semi-frameless Glass Pool Fence. there is a limited frame, and it is supported by full length posts. The glass is placed into the posts using a wet or dry glazing method. The wet method is when a silicone is applied to secure the glass, and dry just means that we use a rubber insert that wedges the glass right into the post to secure it. The glass used in this particular type of system is generally a 10mm thick toughened panel.
Each type of glass fence used will certainly depend heavily on the ground which is beneath the glass and used to support the sections of glass. If the floor is not very secure and there is a risk that it may move with the weight of glass panels on top of it then this semi-frameless system with posts could 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 minimal risk of the posts moving because the durability of each panel helps to support the whole system.
It is possible to install this sort of system on a high quality timber deck as long as the deck has double joists underneath to make sure that the base plates of each post can 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 off square. Glass panels that are not square can be an eyesore, and on top of that, risky.
This sort of Glass Pool Fence system is great in the Gold Coast because the glass panels do not tend to flex as much as a fully frameless system simply because the posts keep it more rigid. This system can also be combined with other types depending on what is most pleasing aesthetically and what type of budget you have. As the glass is 2mm thinner than a frameless system it typically can be found a little less expensive, and depending on what the ground is like where the fence will be built may be the best choice for a few customers. Read more here.
THREE QUARTER LENGTH POOL FENCE POSTS
So what does this choice include? This choice means mounting a swimming pool fence that consists of glass panels which have reduced posts to support the panels. The posts only need to be 90cm away from 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, which is, 10mm thickness and toughened.
This system is very like a full post semi-frameless system except that the posts only run up to 90cm in the air instead of 120cm. The concern of this is that if it is too shortened, then you may possibly not be compliant because there is a likelihood that a small post can be climbed up on. This is why we set the level of this post at 90cm– this is sufficient for almost every pool fence regulation. At this height above the ground, this removes that risk, and the Gold Coast Council will not see it as a climbing up point, so it is actually compliant.
The glass extends another 30cm above the post and is actually still set into the side of it using a wet or dry glazing process. Wet glazing simply means the glass is set into the post with a special sort of silicone and dry glazing means that a rubber insert is generally used in order 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 nearby environment as to what glazing system is actually used.
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So, what one is best?
Whether you want to use a three-quarter post system or a full post system comes down to visual appeals. 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 exactly what size post you would go for. The glass will often have a little more flex with a three-quarter post that a full-size post, but the difference is low. Of course, this method could be integrated with other sorts of glass pool fencing depending upon your budget plan and what you find more appealing to the eye.
If you want to find out more about the pool fence posts that may be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our advice on how best to style and structure your Glass Pool Fence solution, get in touch with us on 1300 937 902.