DIY Pool Fencing
Techno Glass Designs recognises that the DIY market is expanding and the demand for products in a ready to install form is growing rapidly.
If you are looking for a high quality product that can be installed quickly and easily over a weekend then check out the Techno D.I.Y pool fencing range, available in semi frameless and frameless, as well as our semi and fully frameless balustrade products.
Buying from the most trusted name in the industry at the right price has never been easier. All you have to do is email, fax or call through the details of your project and our experienced staff will guide you through the process- it couldn’t be simpler..
Simple How to Guide – Pool fence measurement
Regardless of whether you’re installing your fence on a concrete slab or timber deck, allow 100mm in from the edge- this is now the line of your glass fence.
Measure the distance from this 100mm from edge and you will now have the distance your fence will cover.
If you are starting your fence from a wall or an existing timber or steel post, you will need to measure from that point – on a timber deck, the 100mm in allows for the 100mm surface mounted spigot to be mounted to support your glass.
We generally recommend you drill a hole of 76mm for all core drilled spigots, which allows room for you to move either way if your measurements are not exact.
Positioning the fence in 100mm will ensure you’re unlikely to damage the edge of the slab while core drilling your core holes.
Allow for 840mm if your are mounting your gate 180 degrees to your fence or 850mm on a corner. A standard glass gate is 820wide x 1170 high, we allow 10mm on the latch side and 12mm for the hinge side for glass to glass applications.
Make sure you allow an average of 30mm off any post
As long as your measurements are correct you will have a job that installs with ease!
Simple How To set out your DIY – Pool Fence
If you’re going to tackle the job your self Techno has a step by step guide below, should you have any questions please call us and one of our helpful team will be happy to assist you.
- Mark the outline of your frameless pool fence with a chalk line, then mark the centre line of the glass.
- Mark out panels of glass allowing equal spacing between sheets for best finish (rule of thumb is 30mm between each glass panel (excluding the gate).
Now mark out where your spigots will be fixed (rule of thumb here is measuring in 25% of the total span of the panel on each side e.g. 1800mm panel each spigot will be fixed approx 450mm in from each end of the glass panel.
- Mark the location of the gate- allowing for 840mm (average size gate width using a spring hinge) making sure you achieve an accurate measurement between these panels (this is very important).
Fixing your spigots- if using a core-drilled spigot you will need to drill a 75mm diameter hole approx 100mm deep (this is a minimum requirement). The core drill can be hired or alternatively you can bring in a contractor to do this relatively cheaply. Once the holes have been drilled- clean them out and allow the hole to dry out- then sponge out any residual water from the hole.
- If you are using surface mount spigots simply drill pilot holes in the surface you are fixing to.
- Secure the glass using the rubber shims and rubber packers to the spigot by turning the glass upside down and mounting it into each spigot – one at a time. You are likely to damage the sheet of glass if you do not follow this instruction carefully. Make sure the glass is resting on a surface that will not damage it.
- Place timber blocks under the glass for support and height adjustment – then insert the glass with spigots into the holes and fix with shims – then use rubber packers to adjust glass to a level position. Repeat the process with the next sheet of glass.
- Secure the spigots and glass in place with a non shrink grout or screw fix if using surface mount spigots.
- Hanging the gate; Fix the hinges to the gate – then place the gate panel on blocks of timber for support and adjust the height if necessary with extra shims. Fit the latch and tension the hinges, test a number of times to ensure the gate will close and latch automatically.