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What Is Safety Glass And Is It Essential For Glass Fences?

With the rise in popularity of things like glass pool fencing and glass barriers, it’s becoming increasingly important to think carefully about the types of glass we’re using to build things. Safety standards surround the use of glass as a building material in Australia, but these aren’t always followed.

However, in the interest of safety, you should always do your best to ensure you’re following the relevant rules regarding pool fencing, especially when dealing with glass pool fencing.

One of the essential Australian standard rules states that only safety glass can be used for building purposes – including for a glass pool fence and balustrade. With this in mind, let’s have a quick look at what safety glass is and why it’s so important to use it:

What is safety glass?

Safety glass is any form made more robust to endure tougher environmental conditions. The laws about what sort of safety glass you can use to build a pool fence vary between states, so it’s essential to read the relevant laws and regulations.

The most common type of safety glass for use in pool fences is toughened (tempered) glass. This glass is solid and can withstand any forces and impacts it could receive during everyday residential life.