Choosing A New Residential Fence

One of the first things I wanted to tackle when I bought my new home was the fence. It was old, leaning, and missing boards. It certainly was not up to the task of keeping the dogs in our back garden. I wanted a new fence which provided privacy, strength to keep the dogs contained, and was maintenance free. This blog is all about fences. I plan to write about the different types, how to maintain them, and how to choose the perfect fence for your situation. From steel to bamboo, privacy to animal containment, there is a lot to know about the different fences available to you.

Benefits of Glass Pool Fencing


Pool fencing is mandatory in Australia to keep children safe and prevent accidental drowning. One type of structure you may consider is glass. Here are several of its benefits.


A glass pool fencing contractor will build the barrier to comply with stringent safety standards. These regulations specify the fence height and allowable gaps in the structure. They also cover issues such as the gate latch being almost inaccessible to children. Glass barriers not only make your pool safer by keeping unsupervised children out, but they're also safe in another way. While the toughened glass panels are unlikely to break, if they do, they crumble into round cubes, not pointy shards. Thus, they're unlikely to cause injuries.


The look of these structures may attract you to them. Glass fences have sleek, clean contemporary lines. Their see-through panels let you see past the wall to beautiful natural stone decking or brilliant blue water. The view from both sides of the fence won't be ruined with railings.

Open Feel

The openness of the glass design helps to make a yard seem larger and more spacious. The area will seem like one wide area rather than two smaller spaces of the pool deck and the rest of the garden. If you have a small courtyard, glass fencing won't create a cluttered feel as it doesn't add much visual detail. Plus, you won't feel cramped when on the pool deck if the space is tight.

Glass and Frame Options

You have several design alternatives with these barriers. You could opt for a frameless or semi-framed style. Spigots secured into tiles, cement, or the earth hold the bottom of frameless panels. If you're building the fence on the lawn, cement is poured into a hole dug in the ground and the spigots are secured to the concrete pad. Semi-framed barriers use posts that are often made of sleek metal. However, you can also choose timber posts to create a contrast between the warmth of wood and the icy beauty of glass.

Minimal Upkeep

Once you install these fences, they don't require much maintenance. The metal hardware support usually comprises stainless steel or powder-coated metal that resists rusting. You may have to simply wash the glass panels occasionally or hose them down. Installing the panels with a small gap underneath won't trap dirt and leaves, which you'll have to clear away. A tiny gap at the bottom will let the wind blow debris away.

Talk to a contractor to learn more about glass pool fencing


13 October 2021