Glass pool fences are a popular option for homeowners who want to create a luxurious and spacious outdoor area around their pool. They offer an unobstructed view of the backyard and keep children and pets safe from the water.
There are, however, many regulations that your pool fence must comply with in order to ensure absolute safety.
Glass Pool Fencing Regulations
When it comes to your glass fencing specifically, you must ensure your fence satisfies the following requirements.
Must be at least 1200 mm tall all the way around (measured from the outside of the pool). If a boundary fence forms part of the pool fencing, it must be at least 1800 mm tall.
The gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground cannot be larger than 100 mm.
Vertical rails on the pool fence and gate cannot be more than 100 mm apart.
If using mesh pool fencing, holes in the fence cannot have a diameter larger than 13 mm.
The pool fence should be well-maintained and in functional order.
Pool fencing cannot be climbable. Any potential handholds or footholds cannot be within 900 mm of the top of the fence in any direction.
Glass Pool Gate Regulations
The following regulations regarding pool gates must also be satisfied.
All pool gates must be self-closing and able to latch by themselves.
Pool gate latches must be in good condition and working order.
The gate must open outwards, away from the pool.
For a frameless glass pool fence, the latch must be opened from the other side (poolside of the gate).
The gap between the glass gate and anything else must be less than 10 mm.
If you’re wanting to install glass fencing around your pool, contact Magic Glass today. We can manufacture and install custom glass fencing to suit your safety and aesthetic requirements.
All Magic Glass pool fences are manufactured and installed in compliance with NSW regulations, so you can rest assured knowing that your pool fence and gate is as safe as possible.
These days, more and more people are opting for aluminium windows. These windows offer a multitude of benefits such as high durability, low maintenance requirements, fewer costs, and greater aesthetic appeal.
If you’re unsure about what aluminium windows are, or what your design options are, read on.
What Are Aluminium Windows?
As the name implies, aluminium windows are windows that have a frame made of aluminium. They are completely weather-sealed, which minimises dust, draughts, and water intrusions.
Aluminium windows are commonly used in homes and offices. They are used frequently in architecturally designed buildings as they give both the interior and exterior a sleek and modern feel.
Types of Aluminium Windows
There are several different types of aluminium windows. These include:
Aluminium Bi-Fold Windows: Opens to one side, providing an undisturbed space between frames.
Aluminium Tilt-Turn Window: Opens on an angle from the top or side of the window .
Aluminium Sliding Window: Opens by sliding from one side to the other. Most common type of aluminium window.
Aluminium Casement Window: Hinged on the side and opens outwards.
Aluminium Window Features
Some of the main features of aluminium windows include:
Ability to retain their colour and not rust
Availability of various sizes and styles
Silent, smooth sliding movement
Availability of a wide range of colours.
If you want more information on aluminium windows or are considering installing them in your building, get in contact with the Magic Glass team. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and point you in the right direction when it comes to installation.
Most building owners and strata managers have probably heard of anchor points. But what are they exactly? And why are they important? Read on to find out.
What are Anchor Points?
An anchor point is a point of attachment for a fall arrest system. They are usually found at the top or on the side of a building and serve as a secure and safe way to ensure that those who are working on elevated surfaces will be protected from any potential falls.
There are three main types of anchor points: surface mount, concrete mount, and temporary anchor points.
Surface mount anchor points are typically found on metal roofs. They are easy to install, attaching directly to the rooftop with screws.
Concrete mount anchor points are designed to be fixed onto concrete surfaces. They are commonly used on high-rise buildings with concrete roofs for abseiling and installation of fall arrest systems.
Temporary anchor points are most commonly used for one-off jobs. They are not suitable for abseiling as they are not as strong as concrete or surface mount anchor points.
Why are Anchor Points Important?
Anchor points are important as they allow for the installation of fall arrest systems. These are systems that prevent injuries and fatalities when people working at-heights fall (such as netting and harnesses).
All building and strata managers have a legal obligation to ensure their building has functional, safe, and certified anchor points that are checked frequently.
For all anchor point installation, certification, and maintenance requirements, contact Magic Glass today. Our Rope Access Division can carry out thorough height safety inspections, ensuring your anchor points are compliant with all relevant Australian standards.
Bird-proofing your building can present countless benefits for you and your building’s inhabitants. These include:
1. Blocked Gutters and Property Damage Prevention
A common cause of blocked gutters and property damage is bird feathers and nesting ruminants getting stuck in gutters. This can cause blockages and clogs in gutters and downpipes that often lead to water damage.
2. Glass Awning Damage Prevention
Birds are known to pick up rocks from roofs and drop them over the edge frequently landing on glass roofs/awnings below. This can be extremely costly to replace the glass. Magic Glass can install either netting on the pebbled roof to cover the rocks and prevent birds from picking them up, or alternatively install a debris catch net above any glass awnings to catch the rocks and prevent glass breakage.
In addition, birds can damage tiles and shingles when roosting on building facades.
3. Improved Property Aesthetics
Birds can also damage the aesthetics of your building. Bird droppings and nesting ruminants can make your building look dirty and can even lead to permanent discolouration of your facade.
4 . Protection of the Health of your Building’s Inhabitants
Bird droppings and feathers can carry transmissible diseases and parasites. This can threaten the health and well-being of your building’s inhabitants.
5. Reductions in Nesting Noises
Birds can be loud, especially when they’re nesting. Bird-proofing your building will ensure that the inhabitants of your building can enjoy peace and quiet.
6. Ecosystem Protection
Bird-proofing encourages native birds to nest in nature, rather than in buildings. This keeps them safe and improves surrounding ecosystems.
Magic Glass can offer long-term bird-proofing solutions for all buildings, low and high-rise. Our bird-proofing and pest control services include:
Harsh weather conditions can be a nightmare for building owners. Water, hail, and winds can bring moisture to your property which, if not sufficiently waterproofed, can drastically affect the aesthetic appeal and structural integrity of your building.
Shopfronts are an often overlooked, but very important component of your business. They are the "first impression" your business makes on potential customers. Making sure your shopfront is neat and welcoming is important and making sure it does its job is even more so. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of your glass shopfront.
Having a clean facade is paramount when it comes to maintaining the visual appeal of your building. A dirty commercial building can be damaging for your business’s reputation and a dirty residential building will deter potential buyers and residents.
When it comes to accessing difficult-to-reach areas for building maintenance and repairs, there are a number of methods in which such services can be carried out. Amongst the most common are rope access and scaffolding.
A sudden window breakage can be a dangerous and stressful event. Whether it is a completely shattered window or just a crack, it is important you have a plan of attack in order to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. Here are Magic Glass’ 5 steps for tackling a broken window safely and effectively.
Safety glass is a type of glass specifically designed to be less prone to breakage and less likely to inflict injury when it is broken. There are two main types of safety glass, toughened and laminated safety glass. Both are produced using strengthening techniques and both are proudly manufactured and provided by Magic Glass.