Can I Build my Own Glass Pool Fence DIY Pool Fencing

Are you aware of the policies for DIY Pool fencing?

For any DIY project, you always should see to it that you start with a plan. For a pool fence here on the Gold Coast you really need to see to it that you measure out your backyard, the size of your pool, and correctly comply with the distances and policies for DIY Pool Fencing in your local area. You also should ensure that you are avoiding any potential climb point areas.

Climb Points and Policies for DIY Pool Fencing

Climb points are among the biggest issues that DIY ventures face with fence certification– you may have put in the fence yourself, but if you place it too close to certain objects then you may create a hazard and need to start from scratch all over again. To make it easier for you, here are some essential specifications that the current Queensland regulations tackle for pool fence compliance:

  • The fence needs to be at least 1200mm from the ground to the top.
  • There should be no gap bigger than 100mm
  • If your fence is less than 1800mm tall then climbable objects must be at least 900mm away from the pool barriers on the outside.
  • You can also not have anything climbable within 300mm of the inside of the fence.
  • If there is anything climbable in the space, it can decrease the ‘effective’ height of the pool fence.
  • For example, if you have a pool fence 1200mm high, but a table in the space that is 500mm high then your fence is unsafe because the table reduces the height of the fence below the required 1200mm height.
  • Frequent climb points include tables, stairs, trees, raised garden beds.
  • You also should not have any door from the inside of a home open directly into the pool area.
  • Windows also should not open into the pool area unless they open less than 100mm or have a security screen.

These requirements are something that you should bear in mind when preparing your pool fence. While it may seem challenging, it is all about safety, and that is something that any good fence installation group will also be taking note of when they complete any job. As mentioned, keep these ideas in mind when establishing the layout for your fence because while cutting some corners may mean putting in less fencing and saving you cash, it is going to be a great deal more expensive to need to pay a fine and redo it all again properly.
If you have any concerns about these regulations, how to install fences, or are searching for DIY materials then don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 937 902 for a free quote.

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