Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast are a frustrating area to find out, especially Pool Fence channels because they are a niche area but can have a large affect upon the type of style that you choose. That is the very reason why we would like to try and teach everybody as much as possible about Glass Pool Fences and your choices on Gold Coast. This article will take you through your options for Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the kinds of Pool Fence channels that are available.
Visible Channel System
In the Gold Coast, Just one of these kinds of systems is actually the Channel Fixed system. It effectively involved creating a gully for the glass to settle into, rather than having the glass held up by spigots. This system is actually the preferable choice for some of our customers that may not necessarily appreciate the look of spigots protruding from the ground.
The glass used here in this sort of instalment is 12mm thick toughened and is available in various widths to suit many different fence setups.
For this system, we fix an aluminium channel to the ground, that should be a solid concrete foundation. The channel sits on top of the ground and has a unique plastic insert to make sure the glass is actually never resting on a solid surface. The glass is then placed into the channel and kept in position with a friction system ensuring the glass won’t move or slip out of place.
Invisible Channel System.
In this part, we wish to take you through what we refer to as an ‘invisible channel fix system’. It is actually a popular option because it makes the glass appear to come straight out of the ground without any need for any other kind of hardware or fixtures.
The glass applied for this type of work is a 12mm thick toughened panel that is 135cm high and comes in various widths to match all kinds of fence configurations. This type of installation achieved the highest level of aesthetics, and a 5-star ‘ experience’. However, in order to achieve this, it requires a little more work in the beginning well before the glass is set. We often have requests for this type of system when your home is being actually built– which means that we have the possibility to communicate with the builder prior to the installation. We can still install this around existing pools and buildings, but it does require some concrete cutting and comprehensive preparation
Throughout the years, we have improved our system of this particular installation and have indeed been using this now for many years. Firstly, a channel is cut into the concrete near the fence line. This channel is 10cm deep and approximately 4.5 cm wide. We after that lay a special kind of shock absorbing plastic into the channel that our team will use to put the glass on. We then set the glass into the channel, in position and begin to fill up the space with a special kind of non-shrinking grout which in the end will fortify the glass vertically.
For this sort of installation preparation is crucial, and we have so many years of experience behind us that we do not make mistakes. If errors are made in the planning and setting of the glass panels then it is an pricey and unpleasant job to have to remove panels to re-set all of them. This is because the glass actually does rise out of the ground with an invisible channel system. There is nothing at all visible except for the glass panel itself. No spigots, no posts, no shining bits of hardware protruding.
We would mention this is one of the most minimalistic look we can accomplish with glass pool fencing, and if that is the look you are after then that will be the most reliable option for you. We still can ensure that the pool fence meets every one of the safety regulations for swimming pool fences and ensure the fence will pass the appropriate certification. The system we make use of has been developed and perfected by us and we have certainly not seen anything else on the marketplace that comes close.
So, which Pool Fence channels are 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 own personal taste and the aesthetic look that you are after for your property. As the channel runs the overall length of the glass panel it can appear to give a look of being set into the ground.
If you want to find out more about the Pool Fence channels that could be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our advice on how best to design and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, feel free to call us on 1300 937 902.
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