When the warmer weather hits in WA, we naturally gravitate outdoors. BBQs in the backyard, pool parties – it’s a summer tradition. However, if your backyard isn’t looking its best you might be hesitant about playing party host.
One simple remedy that could make all the difference to your outdoor area is a modern glass balustrade. Many Perth pool owners probably haven’t updated their pool fencing since the 8os or 90s. The old-style pool fence might still be standing, but is it adding any style to your outdoor area? Not likely.
Whether you’re styling up your pool area or redoing your balcony, make sure you buy your glass balustrading from a reputable glass company. If you choose a cheaper overseas made product it’s likely that you won’t get the same look or longevity. You may have read reports of inferior glass products spontaneously exploding – not the kind of impact you want to make as a party host.
Let’s take a closer look at how glass balustrading can add style to your outdoor area.
Glass Balustrading for your Pool Fencing
The three main types of glass pool balustrading are frameless, semi-frameless and framed. Choosing the one that is right for you will depend on your budget and personal preference.
A frameless balustrade will give you uninterrupted views of your backyard and pool area. The glass on a frameless balustrade is usually thicker than the other options and means the cost is marginally more. If you select a semi-framed or framed option, you’ll still enjoy great views of your backyard, plus you can choose to match the frame to your existing outdoor colour scheme.
Don’t be fooled by its sleek finish though. A glass balustrade pool fence is as much about safety as it is style.
Glass Balustrading for your Balcony
A glass balustrade on the balcony is the perfect way to enhance a home’s natural beauty. You’re not blocking the views in and you’re not blocking the views out. Let’s face it, if you’ve paid for million-dollar views the last you want to do is create a visual barrier.
One of the most frequently asked questions about glass balustrading is ‘How strong is the glass?’ Depending on the style of balustrade you choose, the toughened glass is available from 10 mm to 15 mm. To give you a comparison, a standard glass window in your home is between 4 and 6 mm thick.
Being made with toughened or tempered glass further enhances the strength and safety of the glass balustrade. If you choose a reputable company like Action Glass and Aluminium, you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that all glass and parts meet the strict Australian Standards.
Make sure your Glass Balustrade is compliant
As we mentioned earlier, some products on the Perth market aren’t made in Perth and aren’t designed to handle Perth conditions. Make sure the glass balustrading your buying is compliant with the Australia Standards and the Building Code of Australia.
Obviously, the glass will not rust but other materials like the framing can. Ensure your supplier is using corrosion-free materials like stainless steel or aluminium for your balustrade frame. If you install a timber or steel balustrade, you’ll find that it’ll succumb to the elements a lot sooner.
Whether you’re installing pool fencing or a balustrade for your balcony, glass is the ultimate choice for style and safety. If you need ideas on how to style your backyard, talk to the team at Action Glass & Aluminium.
Action Glass has been supplying Perth residents and commercial properties with Glass Balustrading for over 50 years. All their glass and aluminium frames are manufactured in Perth and comply with all Australian Standards and BCA.
To find out more or to explore the range of glass balustrading available, contact Action Glass & Aluminium today.