Pool Fencing Inspections Gold Coast
As a builder and building inspector Lloyd has the following tips on getting the most from a pool fencing inspection.
There are good reasons why Lloyd does not want the risk of conducting pool fencing inspections.
One key test is whether the gate will automatically shut when left open 100mm.
Does the gate click shut instead of laying on the latch?
If your inspector opens the gate wide there is more leverage for the gate to shut properly – the real test is how it performs in sub optimal circumstances.
Gold Coast is a moist salty environment especially in summer.
Latches that may function well in a warehouse may function poorly over time. Quality latches are a must.
Hardware stores like Bunnings often work to price points. Here is some information about a safety latch they stock.
Take note of the safety features – Australian made with lifetime warranty, complies with Australian standards (not taking risks with imports).
Key lockable, magnetic gate latch and self-closing hinges. Super-strong polymer & stainless steel – no rust or corrosion.
The latch is key lockable and the hinges are guaranteed against rust, binding, sagging and staining.
Other key issues for your pool fence inspection
- Everytime you sell your home you need a pool fence inspection
- No shrubbery within a metre of the fence
- Use a Gold Coast Landscape Gardener to maintain your pool gardens if you are away often.