Regulatory Advice On Fencing And Gates
Building a pool fence is an interesting enterprise. There are a number of different rules that must be followed, especially for pool fencing in Perth. The problem for home owners is that pool fencing is mandatory, and that the rules have been recently modified. The main reason for this is that pools need to be made safer for children. In general, aluminium or steel is advised; the main issue is that most steel fences are susceptible to rust, although the general endurance for steel more than makes up for that deficiency, especially if the steel is resistant to corrosion.
The pool area must be certified before it can be used, and fencing is a vital part of that. Pool fencing in Perth is subject to a number of rules. Sliding gates, doors and windows are all forbidden; doors and windows must be closed and otherwise unable to be used as an exit or entrance. Sliding gates are simply out of the question, as gates must swing open away from the pool. Horizontal bars must be a minimum of 90 cm apart and vertical bars must be within 10 cm of each other. Horizontal slat fencing is therefore against the law, but vertical slat fencing may be okay.
Colorbond fencing and gates are ideal for pool fencing, ranging from regular fencing to pool fencing. Although the fences are made of steel they are resistant to corrosion and come in a variety of forms and heights. Colorbond fencing and gates are secure in numerous ways; not only are they good for any situation involving security, as well resistant to a number of different forms of corrosion, they are also covered by a warranty. They are made to Australian specifications and are available in BlueScope steel. Contact our office with your specifics so that we can build the best fence for your needs.