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What Are the Standard Requirements for Glass Fencing?

by Mark W. Glass Fencing Sydney
Different kinds of pool fencing can be used to secure the poolside, but amongst all of them, the most impressive one is the glass fencing that can actually change the looks of the area entirely. However, there are some important things to keep in mind at the time of getting it installed and one of them is the laws and rules. Yes, the federal government has created laws and there are several rules and regulations to follow and here in this post, we will have a look at some of them. The most important rules are pertaining to the dimensions and therefore, we will focus on them only in the beginning.

Australian Standards

• The first rule in Australia says that if the depth is more than 300 mm; in that case, you will have to get it fenced from all sides to offer protection to the pets and kids playing there.

If you have decided to get glass fencing installed, in that case, you will have to fulfil the requirements and safety standards like – 

• AS 2208-2006 Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings
• AS 1926.1-2012 Safety Barriers for Swimming Pool
• AS 1288-2006 Glass in Buildings Selection and Installation

Pool Fencing Height and Access

• In terms of glass fence Sydney, the first requirement is that it should be at least 12 mm high and there should be no gas more than 100mm wide.
• It has to be assured that they have no footholds to help kids in climbing over the glass fencing.
• Next up, it has to be ensured that the structure is not built near objects that may be used for climbing purposes by kids, pets or even by the grown-ups.
• The main examples to illustrate in this regards are nearby rocks, taps, surface elevations, pot plants and tree branches.
• At the same time, it has to be ensured that the barriers are at least 900 mm away from the objects that can be used to climbing over the wall.
• It’s better to seek all this information from the company hired for the installation process, as they will make you aware of the updated rules and regulations to be followed regarding glass fencing.

Pool Gates and Latches

• There are some specific instructions related to pool gates as well as latches and the most important ones have been discussed here.

Experts say that all pool gates must provide safe access and reduce the risk of unwanted entry and at the same time, comply with the following rules and regulations.

• Gates of the glass fencing must open away from the pool
• Gates of glass fence Sydney should automatically close by themselves
• The gate latch should be installed on the poolside
• As far as the height is concerned, for this installation, the latch should be at least 1200 mm up from the ground.

Compliance Certificates

• The glass fencing should also have a compliance certificate to give an assurance that the entire construction has been checked and examined by the authorities and they are in compliance. 


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