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Some may feel they’re an inconvenience,
while many others praise the fact that
they are compulsory. On whichever side
of the fence you sit, choosing the right
pool barrier makes all the difference to the
appearance of your outdoor area.
For obvious reasons, such as reducing
the risk of children having access to the
pool, there are regulations that must be
adhered to. “Fencing and balustrading
around the pool must be at a minimum
of 1.2m high, with a self-closing, self-
locking gate that opens out and away
from the pool,” says John Timms of
Absolute Balustrades. In addition, regular
maintenance checks are imperative,
particularly at the start of summer.
In terms of selecting the best design for
your needs, John advises that glass
is one of the most popular choices.
Available in framed, semi-framed and
frameless versions, glass fencing offers
a contemporary and stylish finish. “Not
only does it allow a clear view of the kids
in the pool, it also blocks out wind and lets
you enjoy unobstructed views of the pool
when entertaini ng.”
When you think glass, you may
associate it with hours of scrubbing to get
rid of water and fingerprint marks. The
good news is products like Nanocoat and
Duracoat can provide a water-repellent
barrier that prevents dirt and grime from
making a mark.
Absolute Balustrades (08) 9302 1947,
absolutebalustrades.com .au .
The owners’ furniture had not yet arrived
by the day of the photo shoot, so Villa Kula
was called in to style the garden. Villa
Kula owners, Vanessa and Carl, visited
the house a few days before to get a feel for
the space, and came back with a gorgeous
selection of day beds, chairs, couches and
accessories that fit in perfectly with the
garden, the existing granite table from
Tavoli Designs and the owner’s own pots,
as well as their vision for the area they
wanted to create.
With their unique collection of bespoke
furniture and luxury tents, Villa Kula
specialises in styling exclusive events
throughout the world, from large corporate
events to garden parties, weddings and
intimate outdoor affairs.
Villa Kula (08) 9414 8331, villakula.com .au.
FENCING & BALUSTRADING
Acapulco chairs in blue, available through Villa Kula.
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