Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a self-closing spring hinge gate and a hydraulic gate?

Both are self-closing pool compliant gates. A hydraulic gate is controlled by a mechanism fitted to the base of the gate panel; it will pull the gate closed pausing to allow for a soft gentle close at the end. A spring hinge gate will slam shut if let go. Hydraulic gates tend to be slightly wider and thicker at 900mm w and 12mm thick, giving a larger entry point and a uniform glass thickness.

Is glass hard to keep clean?

A protective coating such as Nanokote will seal the glass so that it cannot absorb dirt and minerals that will otherwise get onto it. The glass can still appear dirty over time but will always be brand new underneath once cleaned. It also makes cleaning much easier and less frequent. The team at Glass Boundaries is happy to advise on areas that may not be suitable for glass and offer an alternative solution.

Will the glass break like the stories on TV?

Glass fencing is a toughed safety glass. In the unlikely event that it breaks, it will fall into tiny rectangular pieces. All toughened glass should have an Australian kite mark stamped onto the corner with a manufacturer’s number. All reputable companies should be able to produce a certificate of compliance to Australian standards for toughened glass (AS1288). At Glass Boundaries we ensure that all our glasses are compliant and are of best quality.

While current affairs shows cover this story from time to time; often the stories of exploding glass show home DIY projects with glass purchased from large chain stores. Glass Boundaries has put a small radius on the corners of our glass panels to minimize any risk of breakage, sharp corner can be a weak point. Toughened glass is extremely hard to break and usually requires something metal hitting it with some force on the edges to cause any breakage.

If you have any questions regarding our glass fencing services, contact our team today!