Glass Balustrade Tips

fire-rated glass panels

The Benefits Of Using Fire-Rated Glass Panels in Indoor Balustrade Systems

Even up until a few years ago, if you wanted to use fire-rated glass panels in a balustrade or fencing, the options were very limited. The only product on the market that was able to pass any fire-rating tests was wired glass; but its impact resistance levels was relatively weak; this meant, it could only be used in areas where the risk of breakage was low or in smaller panes; It wasn’t suitable for balustrade installations especially in commercial settings where the risk of breakage was distinctly higher.

However, glass manufacturing technology has advanced in a big way over the last decade or so and the fire glass market has grown by leaps and bounds. Wired glass continues to be used in certain settings; but now there is a wide range of options of using specially tempered fire glass, intumescent laminated fire glass and ceramic fire glass.

Is wired fire glass safe for use in balustrades?

Wired glass is still quite commonly used in institutions like factories, offices and schools. It is a very cost-effective product & can also be a very useful product in certain applications. However, as mentioned earlier this glass has its limitations. While it is able to stop the spread of smoke and flames, it doesn’t provide any insulation against heat radiation.

The other downside is that fire weakens the wire within the glass, making it more susceptible to accidental damage. The thin wire that’s used in this glass can also be quite weak which means the wire itself becomes the potential cause of injuries; and that only aggravates the risk broken glass poses.

This is why wired fire-rated glass isn’t suitable for settings in which safety glass is needed. Since this glass is thin it isn’t suitable for balustrade installations. Wired glass also has a very ‘institutional’ appearance, and despite it being a more cost-effective option, most interior designers and architects don’t recommend the use of this glass either in any features including balustrades; and modern clear fire glass panels are preferred both in residential and commercial settings.

Clear fire glass balustrade options

The other three options, intumescent laminated fire glass, ceramic fire glass and tempered fire glass, offer clear-glass options for fire-rated balustrade systems.

These products meet safety glass requirements; which makes them safe for use at any height in fire-resistant glass balustrades. There are numerous factors to consider when choosing between these three.

Tempered fire glass

This is a relatively cost-effective option, which also makes it more appealing at first glance. But while tempered glass is extremely resistant to heat, when exposed to cold water, the sudden temperature change temperature can cause it to shatter and this limits its application. It has a fire rating of up to 20 minutes.

Ceramic fire glass

This is a very versatile and functional product. It can easily handle 425°C changes in the temperature, and can be mirrored, tinted, or clear; this glass can have a fire rating of up to 180 minutes. The glass is highly durable and offers excellent heat-resistance but can be prohibitively expensive.

Intumescent laminated fire glass

This laminated glass has clear intumescent interlayers that in the event of any fire, expand and transform into an opaque, rigid, heat-absorbing fire shield. Some variants of this glass have fire ratings of up to 120 minutes for insulation as well as integrity.

While such high fire-rated glass isn’t really required in most settings, some clients do opt for it especially in industrial and commercial applications. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form. and we will revert quickly.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

glass balustrade fixings

How To Choose the Right Glass Balustrade Fixings For Your Application

If you’re on this page, it’s likely you are considering getting a frameless glass balustrade installed on your property. You’ve probably also conducted a certain amount of research on which types of balustrades are available, the different styles and fittings etc. but there are a number of other aspects that have to be taken into consideration. You need to choose glass panels of the right thickness depending on the setting and application. The size, shape and railings are the other things that have to be taken into account.

While the design and quality of the materials and workmanship will decide what the lifespan of the feature will be, you also need to make sure that you choose the right fixings. This is because the entire structure will be supported by the fixings and sub-standard materials or poor installation will only end up impacting the integrity and longevity of the structure.

Factors to consider

Aside from that, an unstable glass balustrading system can also collapse or become broken on minor impact and can result in injuries and damage to your property as well. With all these aspects in view, it’s crucial that you choose the right type and quality of glass balustrade fixings.

#1 The strength of the fixings

For this you’d have to confirm the loading specifications for the fixings. We provide this particular information in the detailed structural calculations supplied with every balustrading system and our technicians ensure these fixings are installed as per code.

#2 Confirm what material these fixings will be anchored to

It’s crucial to know exactly which materials the balustrade system will be installed on. For the sake of safety, this information has to be more detailed than just knowing what the material is. We confirm the type, condition, density and age of the material as this will have an impact on the kind of fixing used.

#3 Choose the right type of fixing

On the basis of the previous two points, we help you make a well-informed decision about which fixings would work best for your glass balustrades.

Safety above all

If the surface onto which the balustrade has to be fixed, is more challenging (for e.g. an older property), we recommend you consult a licensed structural engineer even before you contact us. The risks associated with poor or incorrect anchoring are too high to be left to even the smallest degree of uncertainty. Regardless of how strong and resilient the frameless glass balustrade is, if it’s installed on a surface incorrectly or if the latter is weak or unstable, that will impact the integrity of the overall balustrading as well.

Customised solutions

Adding a frameless glass balustrading system can be a unique way to enhance the aesthetics your property. We want you to have installations that will add to the attractiveness and value of your property; we are dedicated to providing you the right information and highest grade products and services for the best results.

If you need any more information about the different types of glass balustrade systems, feel free to call us and speak with our experts about your requirements. You are assured of customised solutions and personalised services. All the work will be completed as per code and we also provide guarantees for our work which means we focus on doing the work right the first time around.

We at Quantum Frameless Glass can provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

choosing glass balustrades

Three Aspects To Consider While Choosing Glass Balustrades

Investing in a custom balustrade system represents a significant investment and since this installation will last for a number of years, it’s a good idea to choose the right materials, finishes, sizes and styling etc. Hiring a well-established glass balustrade company is another important aspect.

Expert professionals will ensure that the features that are installed on your property are designed with attention to detail and that high-grade materials are used in the work; this adds to the longevity of the feature. This week, we are looking at three important things you should be doing while choosing a custom-designed glass balustrading system.

Aspects to consider while choosing glass balustrades

#1 Specifications are vital

Frameless, semi-framed and framed glass balustrades can be installed in indoor and outdoor spaces on commercial and residential properties. This means there will be a vast variation in the specifications of every installation. The different specifications which have to be kept in view are:

  • Location of the balustrade
  • The surface it has to be installed on
  • Whether a hand rail is required
  • Height of the installation
  • Thickness of glass panels
  • Whether toughened and laminated glass will be used

#2 Style matters

While it’s very important to focus on function and strength of the balustrade, the aesthetic aspect will have to be kept in view as well. This is where the styling of the balustrade will come into the picture. Glass balustrades look great in any setting as glass complements various architectural and interior design styles. However, when you opt for a custom glass balustrade, the designers will ensure that the styling of the feature matches the aesthetic of your home’s indoor and outdoor spaces, depending on where it is going to be installed.

#3 Planning the installation

These systems are essentially safety features and have to be built to Australian Standards. They have to be built in line with planning permission regulations. The rules that apply to them would be dependent on their styling, height, location, type of property, the amount of traffic the space sees and more. This is why you need to hire an expert who will keep all these aspects in mind, while designing the balustrade for you.

Glass balustrade installation – the work process

  • If you’re considering getting a glass balustrade installed on your property, simply give us a call and speak with one of our experts and discuss your project details.
  • We will send over a specialist to your location; they will have comprehensive discussions and make note of your requirements.
  • Detailed measurements will be taken.
  • The ground or base structure will be inspected to determine whether it’s strong enough to hold the weight of the glass balustrade.
  • You will be shown material samples and design plans.
  • Once you approve these, we will give you the estimated date and time for installation.
  • Our expert installers will be at your location at a time that’s convenient to you and will complete the job to your 100% satisfaction.

We provide guarantees for our work and this means you can be sure we will complete the work correctly, the first time around. We use the best materials in our work and highly skilled and experienced installers handle the job; this adds to the lifespan of the structure. A well planned, designed and expertly installed glass balustrade will enhance the aesthetics, functionality and safety of your residential and commercial property.

We at Quantum Frameless Glass can provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

glass balustrades for outdoor spaces

How Glass Balustrades Add to the Safety Of Outdoor Spaces

The outdoor spaces of your home and the features on them such as patios, decks, poolscapes, balconies, terraces and terraced gardens and yards become the perfect backdrop for your home. They also provide a number of opportunities for you to relax with your family and friends.

While it’s important to design these spaces in a well-planned manner and have functional elements installed here, it’s also important to focus on the security aspect. This is especially relevant if you have kids and pets in the house.

The one way to enhance the safety of these spaces is to get balustrade installations in different areas. This helps segregate the space in the manner you want and the feature will add an interesting design element to the space as well.

Glass balustrades are a versatile feature

When property owners are considering getting balustrades installed, many think of metal or concrete structures. While these too provide a certain level of safety, frameless glass balustrades outshine them on almost all counts.

Since glass is transparent, and frameless or semi-framed balustrades have a very slim profile, they don’t block the view or mar the appearance of the other installations in the yard and garden spaces. Take a look at how glass balustrading adds to the safety of various outdoor features on your property:

Patios

Patio spaces are highly functional and they are an excellent addition to your yard. They are transitional zones that connect the indoors spaces of your home with the outdoor ones and it’s important that these have the right kind of materials and installations.

While you like to give your kids the freedom to play outdoors; you still want to be able to keep an eye on them when they are playing on the patio and restrict their movement to a certain degree, especially if they are very young.

When you install a glass balustrade along the periphery of your patio and ensure it’s of the proper height, it creates a very safe space for your kids and pets to frolic around in. You can install a glass gate at one end and that will prevent them from wandering out into the yard.

Decking

If you have a deck that leads into the yard or any other part of your property, it’s a great idea to get a glass balustrade installed all around it. This adds to the safety aspect and you don’t have to worry about someone falling over the edge by accident. In fact, the glass panels can also become the perfect back support for any seating or benches you place along the edges of the deck.

Terraced gardens

Terraced landscaping looks amazing and lends dimension to the outdoor spaces of your property. But if the height difference between the different levels is significant, it’s a good idea to have glass balustrading at the edge of each level. This will provide safety to the space and you won’t have to worry about accidents occurring. The glass doesn’t hamper the view or the effect of the levelled land; in fact, it adds to the charm of your outdoor spaces.

Other installations

In addition to these spaces, you can install glass balustrading as a peripheral wall around your outdoor kitchen space, the fireplace or fire pit zones or even your swimming pool areas. Glass installations are unobtrusive, look stunning in any type of setting and add to the value and functionality of the outdoor areas on your property.

We at Quantum Frameless Glass can provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

frameless mini post glass balustrading

Understanding More About Frameless Mini Post Glass Balustrading

When you are looking for balustrading solutions, you want to ensure that the features complement the look of the space they are to be installed in. With this in view, glass balustrades are an excellent solution. Since they are made of glass and have very little hardware, they look great in any setting. You have the option to choose from framed, semi-framed and frameless systems, based on your preferences and budget.

Where Can You Install Them?

There are a variety of glass balustrade systems to choose from and the mini post frameless glass installations are extremely popular on residential as well as commercial properties. These elements can be installed in areas such as:

  • Decks and patios
  • Poolscapes
  • Terraces
  • Balconies
  • Internal and external stairs
  • Garden and yard areas
  • Other

Mini Post Balustrade Facts

These installations are an economical and stylish solution for outdoor as well as indoor spaces. They are largely made of glass panels that are between 12mm and 17.5mm in thickness. In certain applications and settings, the thickness of the glass can be even more. This balustrade system has a very simple and basic design. There are base-mounted SSS glass clamps that are driven into the ground at the spot where the glass balustrade has to be built.

These clamps hold the glass panels in place to create the demarcation you need in that space. The clamps are made from high-grade, corrosion-resistant stainless steel which makes the installation perfect for outdoor use. The climatic changes don’t have an impact on the material and the installation stays looking new and will be in a good condition for a number of years. In fact, most property owners that have homes or commercial establishments in the coastal regions choose to get these systems installed, specifically due to their anti-corrosive properties.

Based on the settings and the thickness of the glass used in the mini-post balustrade system, you also have the option to get a subtle and modern SS slotted handrail fitted. This adds to the aesthetics and safety of the feature and creates a very stunning look on your property.

Benefits of Mini Post Glass Balustrades

Some property owners wonder whether it’s a good idea to use glass balustrades, especially in high traffic areas. There are a number of benefits to opting for glass balustrades, such as:

  • When we handle the project for you, we use panels that are made from toughened and laminated glass.
  • This glass is extremely resilient and is able to withstand impacts and regular wear and tear. This means, a frameless glass balustrade manufactured by experts like us can last for a very long time with the least amount of maintenance.
  • Since there are different varieties of glass to choose from, that gives you the design flexibility to create the kind of look you want on your property. There is a wide range of glass tints and finishes such as etching and frosting and that helps you create the level of privacy you want as well.
  • As mentioned earlier, you have the option to choose from semi-frameless, frameless and framed installations with handrails of your choice
  • Since these are custom installations, you have the assurance that the feature will fit in perfectly in the setting it has been designed for.

When you are getting semi-frameless glass balustrades installed on your property, it’s important that you have detailed discussions your requirements with the experts at Quantum Frameless Glass. We will provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

good glass balustrade supplier

Things That a Good Glass Balustrade Supplier Will Focus On

When you are getting any installation for your home, you want to be assured that high quality materials are used and that the installation is handled by experts, as these 2 aspects have a positive impact on the longevity of the feature. The other factors you look for are functionality and aesthetics and price of course.

The one way to be assured that you get resilient installations that last for a long time is to hire the services of a credible and well-established company for the job. The things that a good glass balustrade supplier will focus on include:

Investing in Technologically Advanced Equipment

Glass balustrades are a highly specialised feature; and in most instances, these are custom built for specific settings. The manufacturer you hire for the job should have the technology and equipment required to manufacture these to your requirements. This means they should have the equipment to curve and cut glass and the hardware they use should be top-of-the-line and specifically manufactured to fit the setting.

The panels used in frameless glass balustrades are typically made from toughened and laminated glass and these have to be fitted with care. All these things need the right kind of equipment and only an experienced company would be able to provide that.

CAD Designs

Aside from the equipment required in the manufacturing process, the company should also be able to provide CAD drawings. These are the best way to give customers a better visual idea of how the installation will look. It also allows them the flexibility to request the changes they want, well before the company starts production of the feature. This can prove to be a cost-saver and saves the company as well as the client a lot of trouble; and they won’t have to deal with any surprises at the point of delivery either.

High-Grade, Tested Components

The balustrades that an experienced, registered and licensed company manufactures, will be made using high-grade materials. The features will be manufactured using stringent quality control measures and will be in line with Australian Standards. Only a registered company will have quality control measures in place, across all its business operations. This attention to detail and adherence to local manufacturing norms ensures you get the best installations at the best pricing.

Work Schedule

The other distinct benefit of hiring a reputed company for glass balustrade installations is that they will provide you a turnaround time for production as well as installation and will stick to it. They will also ensure that the actual installation work is done at a time that’s convenient to you.

For instance, commercial properties see a significant amount of traffic during the day; and carrying out the work during business hours can disrupt the regular workings on the property. The company will ensure that they conduct the work outside of their client’s business hours, so there is the least amount of disruption and disturbance to those who work there.

Customer Service

The company will also have a competent customer service team; this ensures you can get in touch with the company easily when you need any problem addressed or need a to put in a request for any new installations.

Cost

Every experienced and credible company will also focus on customisation. While this means, you will get the kind of balustrades you like in the design and styling you need, the company will also work closely with you to ensure that the cost of the feature fits into your budget.

We at Quantum Frameless Glass provide excellent, customised Glass Juliet Balcony solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

glass balustrade supplier

How To Choose a Reliable Glass Balustrade Supplier

When you are planning to get glass balustrades installed, you want to be sure that the supplier you source them from are credible and competent enough to provide you with the kind of solutions that meet your expectations and fit into your budget. Aside from this, there are a number of aspects you should be taking into account while choosing a glass balustrade supplier for your project, such as:

#1 Experience and Reputation

It’s important to look for a company that has been operating in the industry for a long time. They will have handled a larger number of jobs and will be more aware of the different types of solutions that will work in different settings. While experience matters, the reputation of the company also matters a great deal. Only a company that has been consistent with providing high-grade services will have a good reputation. This is why these two factors go hand-in-hand.

#2 Technical Expertise

The company that handles your project should also have expert designers and technicians on board. Cumulatively, they should work as a team and ensure that the project is handled expertly from a technical viewpoint. The company should be able to work closely with you, provide custom solutions and alternatives with quotes that fit into your budget. Many companies now provide CAD-based services, so the clients are able to see what their glass balustrades will look like, even before they are installed; this rules out the possibility of any surprises on delivery.

#3 High-Grade Materials & Installation

Only a credible company will show you samples of the materials that are going to be used in the installations. In spaces where it is required, they will use toughened and laminated glass of a specific thickness; they will also ensure that top quality stainless steel posts and hardware is used in the work. This adds to the stability, safety and longevity of the feature. The materials and design used will be in line with the existing building standards. Aside from this, experienced and well-established professionals will also focus on carrying out the installation in an expert manner. They will pay attention to detail and will never cut corners in their work.

#4 Guarantees

A credible company will always provide guarantees for their work. This means they won’t compromise on the quality of the materials and workmanship they use, and will ensure the work is done right the first time around.

#5 Customer Service

While all these aspects are very important, it’s also important that the company you are dealing with provide excellent customer service. They should be proactive in their approach and should have the willingness and ability to provide customised solutions. You can judge what the standard of their customer service is, when you speak with them.

Check how promptly they respond to your query and send their representatives over to your location for further discussions about your project details. To a certain extent, this is also an indication of what you can expect from their customer service if you need any assistance even after project completion.

We at Quantum Frameless Glass are one of the leading companies in this space and have years of experience behind us. We have built a very strong reputation in the industry on the basis of the consistently high level, customised solutions we provide our customers. We work closely with you, offer suitable options and solutions at pricing that fits right into your budget. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

why glass pool fencing is the ideal option for your home

Why Glass Pool Fencing Is the Ideal Option for Your Home

Today, when homeowners are considering getting a fence installed on their property, one of the first options they look at is glass fencing. These installations are being widely used in residential and commercial settings and this feature complements the look of all types of poolscapes and outdoor spaces. Take a look at why glass pool fencing is the ideal option for your home:

  • To this day, some people feel that glass would be too fragile a material for these applications while others feel it is too expensive compared to traditionally used materials such as timber and metal. However, the fact is that toughened glass which is used in outdoor and indoor glass fence installations are highly resilient and sturdy. As long as you get this feature installed from a credible and well-established company that provides fencing that’s made to meet Australian Standards, you can be assured that it will last for a number of years, without any trouble.
  • Glass is also a very low-maintenance option compared to wood or metal. The durability and low-maintenance aspects mean you get value for money when you opt for glass pool fencing.
  • It is also now mandatory for residential property owners to install a pool fence and not everyone wants metal or wood installations on their property as they tend to break the visual flow of the space. In comparison, since glass is transparent, it provides the necessary safety without hampering or obstructing the openness and spaciousness of your property. This is another reason why homeowners are now veering towards getting glass fencing installations for their pools.
  • Glass pool fences blend in perfectly with all types of landscape and yard design themes. So regardless of whether you have a traditional-style yard or a more modernistic one, this feature will fit right into the setting.
  • Since glass panels are smooth, they act as a deterrent for kids and pets that might want to scramble over to the other side. This makes glass fences far safer than ones made of metal or wood.
  • Glass lends a very spacious look to the place and even if you have a modest-sized yard, this fence will add to the aesthetics of the place.
  • As mentioned earlier, glass is a very low-maintenance option and you don’t have to slave for hours trying to get it clean. All it needs is an occasional cleaning with a soap and water solution to keep it dust and streak-free. You don’t have to worry about flaking or chipping paint as you would have to if you have metal/timber installations. You also don’t have to worry about rot or moss buildup and this makes glass fences a perfect option for homeowners that lead very busy lives.
  • A glass fence can be as simplistic or elaborate as you want it to be. For instance, if you prefer a very simple installation, you can opt for a frameless glass fence. Its design fits in well with minimalistic style outdoor spaces. On the other hand, if you prefer something more elaborate, you can opt for etched or frosted glass or even curved glass panes, if the setting demands it. You also have the option to choose semi-framed or framed glass fence installations; this design flexibility gives you the option to create the kind of look you want on your property.

For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

Glass Pool Fencing

Tips to Choose the Correct Type of Glass For Your Pool Fencing

If you are considering getting a glass pool fence installed, one of the first things you would consider is the type of glass it would require. It is crucial that you get an installation which is in line with Australian Standards. It’s not uncommon to hear about glass fencing shattering because it was made of inferior quality materials. There are a number of things you have to take into consideration when you choose to get a glass pool fence for your property:

Thickness of the glass panels

The commonly available glass panel thicknesses range from 6mm-12mm; however, you can order customized panels that are up to 18mm thick. When we handle any glass pool fencing project, we use:

  • 10mm thick glass for semi frameless installations
  • 12mm-18mm thick glass for frameless installations
  • You can also get 6mm-8mm glass panels, but we don’t recommend that these be used in the installation. They aren’t able to withstand impact and cannot take high wind loads. The thicker the glass panels, the less the chances of them shattering in windy or stormy weather

The height & the width of the pool fence panels

Typically, glass pool fences stand 1200mm high. Depending on your specific preferences and design requirement, there can be a variation in the width of the panels. Generally, semi-frameless glass pool fence panels are 1600mm-1800mm wide; in frameless installations, the panels may be 1800mm-1900mm wide.

Australian Standards

All the glass panels we use have the Conformity Mark of Australian Standards. Apart from this, all our panels are manufactured using the latest technology and equipment and meet very strict criteria and quality standards. Using high-grade materials increases the longevity of the installation.

High-quality spigots

Regardless of what quality of glass panels you use, if the hardware is of poor quality, that will impact the integrity of the structure and reduce its longevity too. Most spigots available in the market today, are made of casting as these are a very cost-effective option. However, we are highly committed to maintaining quality standards in our work and use a range of premium fittings that are manufactured using high-precision CNC machining.

This offers greater consistency and precision, and the final product has a more finished and elegant look. These spigots are made of high-grade 316L marine grade SS forged bar, and are available in mirror/satin finishes; you can pick them depending on your aesthetic and applications requirements.

Custom glass panels

In instances where a fence meets some other structure such as stairs, a garden bed, decking or a retaining wall etc, we would have to provide custom glass panels. While most projects call for standard shapes, sizes and specifications, in cases such as these, the only option is to use custom panels. While the standard shapes and sizes are far more cost-effective compared to the tailor-made ones, we provide you very competitively-priced solutions. In case custom panels are required in your work, you will be informed about it and we will provide you a detailed quote that includes the relevant pricing.

Contact the glass fencing experts

Regardless of what your requirements are, we are the operators that can provide you the kind of solutions that fit perfectly into your requirements and budget. We work in a very methodical manner and ensure our customers are 100% satisfied with the jobs we handle for them.

For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

Glass Pool Fencing

Guide to Installing Glass Fencing in Your Home

Today, many residential property owners choose to get glass fencing for various areas of their homes. Poolscapes look stunning with glass fencing to segregate the space from the rest of the yard. The glass helps demarcate the space and becomes an effective safety feature, without impacting the appearance of the property in any way. Glass complements the look of any type of home, architecture and landscaping design and this is why it is increasingly being used in fencing installations in homes across the country.

Some pointers

If you are considering getting a glass fencing installation for your property, you are sure to want to know as much as possible about the why what and how of glass fences. Here is a basic guide and some facts that will help you with the information you need:

#1 Quotes

When you are planning on getting a glass fence installed, get quotes from multiple contractors and understand what is included in the quote. Ensure that the pricing that has been mentioned in the quotes is for the same specification – this will help you compare costs and understand what different companies are charging.

Keep in mind that the lowest quote may not always be the best as the company may end up cutting corners and may also do a sub-standard job. Similarly, the company that charges higher rates may not necessarily use the best materials and workmanship either. This is where it becomes important to check the experience and reputation of the company and then decide who to hire for the job.

#2 Materials

When you are planning to get a glass pool fencing installed, you will find there are a number of options to choose from. You can choose from different thickness of the glass (8/10/12 mm), whether it’s safety glass, tempered /toughened glass etc. There are also different size of panels to choose from, which impacts the cost of the installation.

The thicker and larger glass panels can be stronger, but they will cost more too. Apart from the glass, you would also have to understand what kind of hardware and gates etc. are going to be used. You should speak with the contractor and ensure that they are using high-grade, corrosion-resistant installations, as they would be very near the water.

#3 Understanding the pros & cons of the installation

Every fencing material has its pros and cons and glass fencing is no different. Take a look at what the advantages and disadvantages are:

Pros:

  • Frameless glass doesn’t obstruct the view
  • It’s aesthetically appealing
  • Complements different styling and home design
  • They are durable and are able to withstand climatic changes well
  • Glass is corrosion-resistant and termite-proof
  • Safe for homes with kids and pets, as they are unable to climb over the fencing

Cons:

  • This fencing tends to be more expensive than materials such as wood and metal.
  • You would have to clean the glass panels regularly to ensure they don’t have smudges and streaks on them
  • They don’t provide any privacy

Contact expert glass fence installers

This information should help you get started on your project. Since every property is different and every property owner has different requirements, it’s important that you opt for a company that will be able to provide you with customised solutions. This will ensure you get the kind of installations you need, at pricing that fits perfectly into your budget.

For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248