Having a new fence built

We are demolishing our older house and building a new modern house. Our old fence won't look that good with a modern house, so we are searching for a sleek, modern fence to complement the new house. It's quite fun to shop for the new house and see how the different fence styles might look with the new house. This blog has some inspiration for other home owners looking to get a new fence installed. We have a range of materials, styles and fencing techniques on display on this blog. I hope you will find it useful when looking for a new fence.

Tips for Choosing the Right Pool Fencing Material for Your Home


Having a pool means having a fence, as you need to ensure the safety of children and pets and keep out unwanted guests. In many cases, you are also legally required to have a fence around your pool. There are many types of materials available for a pool fence and various styles as well, but you don't want to make your choice based just on the overall look of a fence or the price of a certain material versus another. When it comes to a fence around a pool, there are factors to consider that you wouldn't need to note when choosing a fence for your yard alone, so remember the following before making your decision. 

1. How close to the pool will the fence be located?

If your fence is going to be located very close to the pool, then you need to think about a material that will not be affected by the chlorine and other chemicals in the pool. This typically means vinyl or glass are the best choices. Metal can rust and corrode and wood often rots when exposed to water, chlorine and the other chemicals you add to your pool. This happens even if the fence is somehow coated or treated. In turn, you may need to replace the fence or recoat it regularly. 

If the fence you're considering for your pool will actually be erected around your yard and a bit of a distance from the pool, then you can usually consider any material that you like. However, if you know that splashing water is likely to reach the fence, choose something very durable.

2. How much privacy do you need?

Wood fences are usually the best for maximum privacy, as they don't have slats or openings. While you might immediately think this is the best option in order to protect yourself from the prying eyes of neighbors, remember that you also want to be able to see the pool from your home if you have children or pets who might be unattended. Even if you step into your home for just a minute, you always want to be monitoring their activity. If a wood fence blocks your view from the house, it might not be the best choice. You might instead opt for a glass fence and then have it frosted on the sides facing the neighbors, while keeping the glass clear on panels that may be between the pool and your house.

For more information, contact a company like Standrite Australia Pty Ltd.


24 August 2015