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.

Why Use Glass for Exterior Fencing and Balustrades?


A homeowner has many options available for exterior fencing, and for the balustrades needed around a patio, balcony, or other such area. While each choice will have its own pros and cons, glass can be a great option for any home's exterior. Whatever your needs for a new fence, a railing, or any type of barricade around any exterior area of your property, note a few reasons to consider using glass versus any other material.

Children and pets

Most areas will have local building codes that regulate the size of openings of mesh and metal bar fences, to protect children and pets from getting stuck in the fence. However, even if you choose a fence according to those regulations, there is still the risk of a child getting their fingers caught in mesh, a smaller animal getting stuck between iron bars, and the like. A solid glass fence eliminates those risks, and also reduces the number of animals who might climb the fence or otherwise try to dig through slats and pickets. A solid glass fence might also reduce the number of smaller pests getting into your yard, including snakes, scorpions, lizards, frogs, and so on.


There may be nothing more irritating when you're trying to enjoy time on your patio or balcony than a strong wind knocking over your beverage cup, or just blowing your hair into your face! A solid glass panel fence is especially good for second story balconies, which are more prone to such winds; the panels can block wind but not your view, so you can enjoy your outdoor area no matter the weather.


A glass fence or balustrade fits with any style or colour of a home's exterior, so you can repaint the home's siding or concrete balcony, or swap out your patio furniture and other accessories, without worrying about how to coordinate these changes with the fence. You also have flexibility on the privacy you get with a glass fence; you can obscure certain sections with tall hedges to block the view of neighbours where needed, and then leave other sections open for a full view of the horizon.


When choosing any exterior feature of your home, you want to consider its maintenance, as those materials will be exposed to sunlight, rain, and other damaging elements. A glass fence or balustrade typically needs little to no maintenance over the years, as it won't fade, rust, rot, become home to insects, or otherwise suffer damage from being located outside, no matter the average weather conditions of your area. 


26 February 2018