Tips for planning your pool fence

Tips for planning your pool fence

10 May 2017

A swimming pool fence is a necessity in all family homes. Safety is the primary thing to consider when planning these fences, and we abide by the AS 1926.1-2012 Australian Standards for swimming pool safety at Pool Glass Fencing. However, there’s more than just safety to consider when you plan your new pool glass fence for your home.

There are a few important things to consider in the planning phase, in conjunction with the local council regulations:

Height: The Building Code of Australia (BCA) states the minimum height should be 1,200mm from any floor level balcony, terrace or landing.

Style: The style and looks are very much a personal decision. We offer the following styles:

  • Semi-Frameless Glass Fencing
  • Stainless Steel Glass Fencing
  • Frameless Glass Fencing

Gates: Gates shall be hung so they only swing outwards with sufficient clearance to swing freely, and should be fitted with a self-closing device for child safety.

Standard/Guarantee of products: We offer a 3-year warranty on the entire installation of the glass pool fence.

Building registration: The construction of a balustrade or pool fence is regulated by the building act 1993, which means it is a legal requirement that any project must be carried out by a registered building practitioner. All of your glass panels will be fully compliant will all glass pool fencing regulations (manufactured to Australian Standards), and your frameless glass pool fence panels will be installed free of scratches.

Taking these factors into consideration, feel free to draft us a plan through our fence planner, where you can simply measure your desired fence line, and state the style of fence you are looking at.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us – our expert team will provide a free measure and quote prior to installation that will save you money and time altering your fence once it’s completed.