Invisible Channel Fix

Gold Coast Glass Pool Fences and Channel system options

Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast are a confusing area to figure out. Which is generally why we would like to attempt to inform everyone about the various kinds of Glass Pool Fences that are offered on the Gold Coast. This article will take you through your options for Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fences and the types of posts that you can pick.

Visible Channel System

In the Gold Coast, Just one of these types of systems is actually the Channel Fixed system. It basically involved creating a channel for the glass to settle into, rather than having the glass held up by spigots. This system is certainly the recommended choice for some of our customers that may not actually appreciate the look of spigots sticking out from the ground.

The glass used in this particular kind of instalment is 12mm thick toughened and is available in various widths to suit many different fence arrangements.

For this particular system, we fix an lightweight aluminium channel to the ground, that should be a firm concrete foundation. The channel sits on top of the ground and has a special plastic insert to make certain the glass is never leaning on a solid surface. The glass is then inserted into the channel and held in place with a friction system ensuring the glass won’t shift or slip out of place.

Invisible Channel System.

In this section, we wish to take you through what we call an ‘invisible channel fix system’. It is a popular decision because it makes the glass seem to come straight out of the floor with no need for any other kind of hardware or fixtures.

The glass used for this sort of work is a 12mm thick toughened panel that is 135cm high and can be found in various widths to match all sorts of fence configurations. This sort of installation achieved the highest level of aesthetics, and a 5-star ‘ experience’. On the other hand, if you want to achieve this, it calls for a little bit more work in the beginning well before the glass is set. We often have requests for this kind of system when your home is being actually built– which means that we have the possibility to communicate with the builder before the installation. We can still install this around existing pools and buildings, but it does require some concrete cutting and considerable planning

 

Over the years, we have refined our system of this installation and have indeed been using this now for many years. Firstly, a channel is cut into the cement near the fence line. This channel is 10cm deep and approximately 4.5 cm wide. We then lay a specific kind of shock absorbing plastic into the channel that our team will use to sit the glass on. We then set the glass into the channel, in position and begin to fill up the void with a special sort of non-shrinking grout that subsequently will strengthen the glass vertically.

 

For this specific kind of installation preparation is vital, and we have many years of knowledge behind us that we do not make miscalculations. If errors are made in the planning and setting of the glass panels then it is an expensive and messy job to have to take out panels to re-set all of them. This is because the glass actually does rise from the ground with an invisible channel system. There is nothing at all visible besides the glass panel itself. No spigots, no posts, no gleaming pieces of equipment protruding.

We would say this is one of the most minimalistic look we can achieve with glass pool fencing, and if this is actually the look you are after then this will be the most ideal option for you. We still can make certain that the pool fence meets every one of the safety regulations for swimming pool fences and make sure the fence will pass the suitable certification. The system we make use of has been developed and perfected by us and we have certainly not seen anything else on the market that comes close.

 

So, what Channel system is 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 visual look that you are after for your property. As the channel runs the length of the glass panel it can appear to give a look of being set into the ground.

If you would like to find out more about the system that may be best for your Gold Coast needs, to get a free quote, or even to get our recommendations on how best to style and construct your Glass Pool Fence solution, talk to us on 1300 937 902 or see more of our products on our Gold Coast Pool Fence Website

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