Pool Fencing FAQ

Q
What is the regulated height for pool fencing?
A1200mm minimum height for pool fencing as per regulations
Q
What is the biggest gap allowed in the fence?
ANo Gaps in the fence greater than 100mm
Q
What way does a pool gate have to open?
AGates must open away from the pool and be self closing at all times.
Q
How high does the pool lock latch need to be?
APool latch needs to be at a 1500 mm reach (or located on the other side of glass gate).
Q
What is the minimum distance between any object?
AIn the height zone the distance between any hand and foothold shall be not be less than 900mm.
Q
Do I need to remove all objects around the pool?
AThere should be no climbable object near the glass pool fence e.g trees, rocks, bbq’s ect… (distance as his question 5) if the objects do not apply to Australian standards than custom made pieces can be made to suit the fence.
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What do I do if there is a step or I want the fence at a difference height?
ACustom made pieces can be designed by our team to ensure that your fence complies and still be aesthetically pleasing.
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What thickness glass do you use?
A12mm thickness A grade glass is used on all glass panels.
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What grade of Stainless steel spigots do you use?
A2205 Stainless steel is used for all spigots.
Q
Can you guarantee that my fence will pass the certifier?
AOur trained staff guarantee that all fencing will be installed to the Australian standards AS1926.1-2012 and will receive a certification of compliance from your certifier.

Balustrade FAQ

Q
What is the Australian standard height for balustrades?
A1000mm minimum height for all balustrades
Q
What is the height that would be needed?
ABalustrades are needed when the structure is more than 1000mm off the ground.
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What glass do you use on standard jobs?
AWe use 10mm minimum thickness frameless glass unless the customer has specific requirements.
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Can there be any gaps in Balustrades?
AThere cannot be a gap from rises to post greater than 125mm.
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Does there need to be a handrail with balustrades?
AHandrails (capping) must be fitted to ensure a barrier remains if there is a glass failure except in the case of laminated safety glass.
Q
Are glass balustrades as strong as other balustrades?
AGlass balustrades are able to withstand loads and impacts as determined by AS 1170.1
Q
What grade of spigots and standoffs do you use?
AWe use 2205 stainless steel for all spigots and stand offs.
Q
How can you guarantee that the balustrades will be certified?
AOur trained staff guarantee that all fencing will be installed to the Australian standards AS 1170.1 and will receive a certification of compliance from your certifier.

For more information see link for fair trading NSW on balconies:
http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/biz_res/ftweb/pdfs/About_us/Whats_new/Deck_and_balcony_safety_guide.pdf

The Building Code of Australia – BCA 2014
For Balustrade; Refer Volume 1, Part D2.16 & Volume 2 Clause 3.9.2