A guide to DIY Glass Pool fencing on decking

A guide to DIY Glass Pool fencing on Wooden decking

DIY Glass Pool Fencing: The Construction

If you have the abilities and the know-how, or have consulted someone who has and are still up for taking the job on then you should look around for a decent supplier who sells at reasonable prices. Many glass pool fence supply companies can proffer you goods at a highly reduced price compared with the major hardware chains. You should choose one that is prepared to get in touch with you over the phone or one where you can grab the material yourself. Any morsel of expert knowledge will help you on your way to setting up your own glass pool fence. This resource is not a step-by-step instructions for putting in fences because every type of fence will differ slightly in its install and every site will call for a different type of method– that is why professional pool fencing installers are frequently needed. Even so, that being said, if you do decide to take the DIY approach, we wish to present you a few recommendations for various types of installs so you have a better chance of success.


DIY Glass Pool Fencing: Wooden Deck Applications

For the non-professionals, we only truly suggest installations to timber decking as this is one of the simpler types of setups. This procedure is easier because there is no need to deal with concrete cutting for holes and as long as your deck is in good shape then there should be no problem with fixing a glass pool fence or glass balustrade to it. Probably the most important thing to remember with this type of installation is that the glass is exceptionally weighty and in high wind zones the glass panels can act as a sail and catch the wind. For this reason, we greatly recommend that the joists beneath your deck be double in the areas where the base plated spigots will be positioned.

Though there are a bunch of spigot styles available, most will have a 100mm radius, or similar where the spigots have to be connected to the timber. This is normally done with four holes in the base plate of your spigot and to make sure that each baton screw (recommended fixing) will be going into a large piece of timber. This is accomplished by employing double joist timber below where the spigots are mounted. This will make sure your glass panels have a solid base and minimise the movement in the wind.

If you want to discuss more about DIY Glass Pool Fencing and how to install various kinds of glass pool fencing or balustrade, or if you want to get a free quote on DIY materials, then please call us on 1300 937 902 or visit our Pool Fence website and DIY pool fence Website.

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