Semi Frameless Pool Fencing  

by Pool Builders on 06-22-2014 in Articles

Glass fencing for pools or other areas has become a very beautiful and integrates the home with recreational, sporting part of Australian lives. Semi Frameless Pool Fencing is the most common form of frameless pool fencing around and very popular with people because it helps you to save time and money.

Frameless glass fences have a lot of different uses. Fundamentally, homeowners use glass fences when they want to put a fence around something to keep out small children and animals without blocking the view of the area they are protecting. Glass fences are able to do this, which is why they are popular as a type of pool fence. A few other uses for which people use frameless glass fences include, protecting a flower garden from animals, use as railing around an open deck or patio or as a fence around the front of a property to keep animals out of the front of homeowners' yards without blocking the view of their homes. Well, you got the idea - Not blocking the view is the punch point here!!

Frameless glass fencing has no posts to support it, instead it is supported by glass clamping from the bottom of the glass sheet, and giving the pool area a fence that is secure and virtually clear to ensure the view is not blocked. Semi Frameless pool fencing is constructed usually using Stainless Steel or Aluminium posts for support, giving the appearance of more strength, but in some cases can be more obtrusive to the view. People generally use this kind of fencing when they require enhanced safety around their pool.

As per Australian standards, a minimum of 10 mm thickness of glass should be used for Frameless Pool Fencing to provide the appropriate strength. The glass panels each have smoothened edges to keep them from being sharp and dangerous. The two other vital parts of pool fencing are the gates and fixtures. The fixtures attach to concrete in the ground, and the glass panels securely fit into them. The fixtures have to be strong and resist corrosion since they will be near water.

The cost of this project similar to any other home improvement project depends on a lot of factors. For one, thicker the glass, higher the cost of materials will be. Another consideration that affects the cost of this kind of project is how many gates the homeowner wants to install. The gates require special materials like extra steel or aluminium and fixtures. So adding more gates equals a higher price. Labour pricing will be another big factor that affects the cost of installing a frameless glass fence. Obviously, licensed and insured contractors are going to cost more than contractors who are not. If the glass fence comes with a warranty, this too may change the amount the entire project will cost. Homeowners should make sure that the contractor's workmanship is guaranteed and that their quote includes all the materials needed. It is a good idea to discuss the factors with contractors before purchasing the materials from them.

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