Aluminium vs Glass vs Steel Fencing

Posted on August 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm by Murray

If you have a private swimming pool in your garden, then it’s very likely that you are going to need to get fencing for the area to make not only as safe as possible but also as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Here at MLR Engineering we provide lots of different kinds of fencing for pool owners in Wollongong and surrounding areas. When it comes down to it there are really only three recommended options for you. Those options are aluminium, glass, and steel fences.

If you are in the process of choosing aluminium gates and or fencing in Wollongong, then here are some of the reasons why each of these styles might be best suited to you.


Traditionally, fencing defines the boundaries of your property. It’s a barrier between you and the rest of the world. On the other hand, fencing is also seen as a security measure. All those three are correct, but isn’t it time to think a little further? 

You’ve spent money on building or making over your house in the style which suits you, don’t let it down by surrounding it with unsightly fencing.It’s time to rip down and replace it with something that goes with the style and decoration of your home.


Glass can be the perfect choice for you if you are interested in the aesthetic look of your fencing. The obvious transparent nature of glass fencing means that installing it will not interrupt the pre-existing look of your garden or outdoor area.

Glass is the option for you if you want to protect children and pets without having to sacrifice the look of your overall landscape. You can explore both framed and frameless options for an even more transparent look.


Steel pool fencing is probably the most sturdy and heavy duty of the three options, so potentially the best choice if you are more concerned with maintaining safety than pure aesthetics. Steel fencing will likely prevent accidental entry from a child or animal and is also another material that is easy to maintain.

So, if you are interested in exploring your options for fencing in Wollongong, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have all of the stock and experience to be able to help you out, so please contact a member of our team if you have any questions or queries relating to fencing.