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Cost of glass pool fencing installation

Last updated: 21st May 2019

The average cost of glass pool fencing installation is $295/m. Prices can either go up or down based on several factors like the thickness of the glass and the dimensions of the area to be fenced. Typically, rates can go from about $244/m to $300/m.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Glass Pool Fencing Specialists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.
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Scott from New South Wales paid $7,700 for professional fencers to install a 16-metre frameless glass pool fence that included a self-closing glass gate. The job also involved removing old metal fencing prior to installing the new glass fencing.


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Factors that affect glass pool fencing prices

Although glass pool fence installers can readily provide you with a quote, they first need to inspect the site if you really want to get an exact price. In order for them to determine the cost of a specific project, they usually take the following into consideration:

Panel thickness

This is an important aspect of an installation job because it determines the durability of the glass. Although panels as thin as 6mm are common, experts avoid using them because these materials tend to break easily. In general, they recommend glass with a thickness of 10mm for semi-frameless panels and 12mm for frameless panels. These are obviously more expensive, but they can last for many years.

Fence height and width

The width varies depending on the size of the pool surrounds, but the glass comes in a standard height of 1,200mm. Naturally, wider glass will cost more.

Type of spigot

Spigots are small peg-like fixtures that are inserted into specific areas of the glass fence. They contribute to the overall durability of the entire structure, and they are used specifically for frameless glass.

Additional/special tasks

Custom-made glass panels might be required if your pool surrounds have complex features. For instance, if your pool area has a sloping or uneven terrain, a deck, garden beds, or walls, prepare to pay extra as these can make the installation more difficult to carry out.

Advantages of glass pool fencing

Glass is not the most affordable option out there, but it is still very popular due to its numerous advantages including:

1. Aesthetic appeal

A lot of homeowners choose glass because of its classy appeal. When done by a qualified business, glass fencing can add a sophisticated and modern look to your property.

2. Durability

Some people hesitate in using glass because they think it breaks easily, but that’s not true. These panels — especially those in the 10mm to 12mm range — can withstand even the strongest of impacts. Glass pool fencing is also usually tempered, so it’s definitely durable.

3. Ease of maintenance

Glass fencing is easy and affordable to maintain. Unlike steel, it is not prone to rusting. You can use store-bought cleaning solutions to wipe the glass down if dirt and grime have already built up. When maintained properly, this kind of material can still look brand new years after it was installed.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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