Is It Time to Install New Fences in Wollongong?

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 11:15 am by Murray

Pool fences in Wollongong are essential because the law states it to be so. Pool fencing in New South Wales must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 1.2m high from finished ground level
  • Have a gap no bigger than 10cm from the ground
  • Not have gaps more than 10cm between any vertical rails/bar
  • If the pool fence acts as a boundary fence, it must be 1.8m high.

While pool fences are designed to last for many years, there will inevitably come a time when they need to be replaced by MLR Engineering.Here are the signs that it’s time to pay us a visit.

It’s Broken or Warped

Your fence can’t perform its proper function around the pool if any part is broken or warped. This damage can make it easier for kids and animals to access the water, which can result in a tragic accident. No matter the kind of fencing, if it’s damaged, you need to replace it as soon as possible.

It’s Changed Colour

You might be surprised to hear this, but if your fence is not the original colour, it’s probably time for a new one. This discoloration can occur as the result of sun exposure and age, but it likely means the fencing materials are wearing out and aren’t as sturdy and safe as they once were.

If you notice that any part of your fence is not the same colour as the rest of it, let us examine it so we can help you determine if a new fence is needed.

It’s Leaning

A leaning fence is never a good thing. You never know when it might fall over, which means your property isn’t as secure, but it could also injure someone who happens to be nearby when it happens.

 If your fencing is beginning to lean in any area, the structural integrity has been compromised. It’s not going to last much longer and it’s better to get it replaced now before you have bigger problems.

It’s Placed Near Trees

Tree growth can damage your fence so it’s something to stay aware of. The roots, trunk and branches of these trees can all damage fencing. It’s best to keep them well trimmed or to try and move your fence so there’s a bit more space between that gives the tree room to grow without damaging your fence.

We have a great range of different options for fences in Wollongong and the surrounding areas. Contact us here at MLR Engineering to have a chat with one of our expert advisors about the best fencing options for your property.