Glass Slippage

Glass Slippage and how your timber deck may be to blame

Glass Slippage and how your timber deck may be to blame. On Monday we visited one of our previous pool fence installation sites in Worongary on the Gold Coast. It was an absolutely stunning home in Worongary on the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have a terrific memory of this house from the installation back in 2014 when we had to call off the pool fencing installation on 2 different times as a result of lightning storms. Thankfully the owners were understanding and we became fast friends during the setup.

So why had we came back? Well as it seems, they were aiming to move home, and there were a variety of small issues with the pool fence that they were hoping that we could assist with so as to get the house ship-shape for property inspections. The main problem that they had encountered was pool fence glass slippage, this is where a panel of the pool fence had started to come away from the post and had left behind a small gap. It was not a huge issue, but can pose a slight safety concern, and would not appear good when they were selling their gorgeous Worongary home.

However, while the glass slippage is the reason why they contacted Absolut Custom Glass, it was really but a symptom. The real issue was with their whole pool fence.

Unfortunately when they originally installed the pool fence back in 2014 they had gone with a semi-frameless glass pool fence system and wished the pool fence put in onto a timber decking that bordered their pool. While it looked incredible for the first few years, we often find that timber decking begins to expand and contract with the Gold Coast heat. This leads to warped timber and can substantially move where the semi-frameless glass pool fencing posts are, and this is what leads to the glass slippage.

It was an easy fix for us to take off the glass panel, re-align the posts and secure them in the new position to take into account the new location of the posts. It was great to see how impressed the owners were with how little time it took to get the pool fence looking beautiful again– thankfully no thunderstorms to hinder us this time!

While this account is just an insight into just some of the work that we do here on the Gold Coast at Absolut Custom Glass, it hopefully highlights a crucial factor to consider for you if you have a timber decking around your pool. If you wish to talk to us further about your pool fencing needs, any problems you have, or are dealing with glass slippage in your pool fence, please connect with Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 or visit their website at

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