Storms and erosion are two common issues for people near the coast, as is sea salt corrosion. Corrosion causes problems with unprotected metal structures, so if you live near the coast or own and operate a business near the sea, you must be extra cautious about the materials you use on your property.
With 85% of the Australian population living on or near the coast, there is a demand for the creation of products that cater to seaside living. Some critical considerations
Consider the following when selecting pool fences and balustrades:
- How simple is it to maintain the material?
- Will corrosion cause the material to deteriorate quickly?
- Will the material obscure your lovely view or landscape?
Marine-Grade Stainless Steel
Grade 316 stainless steel stands out among its peers with its exceptional corrosion resistance in warm chloride environments. This makes it an excellent choice for use as pool fencing or as a balustrade along Australia’s coast.
If you happen to be in a coastal area, you should avoid using lower-grade stainless steel because the salt air and water can erode the metal. It also raises costs because of the increased frequency with which the structures must be replaced.
Surface discolouration from tea staining on stainless steel is purely cosmetic and will not compromise the material’s durability or strength. Tea staining can be removed with a freshwater wash. However, corrosion may require replacing the wire.
Pool fencing and balustrades for seaside residences can be made both attractive and functional by combining Grade 316 stainless steel wire with either Australian hardwood timber or a powder-coated aluminium rail.
Benefits of This Type of Balustrade for Seaside Homes
Stainless steel wire balustrades are a popular, modern, and stylish choice for homes and commercial buildings, especially in coastal areas. Stainless steel wire balustrades can be used indoors or outdoors for maximum impact.
Here are some of their advantages:
- Because of their low maintenance and cleaning requirements, stainless steel wire balustrades are an excellent alternative to glass. Using glass balustrades in coastal homes means collecting sea salt and finger marks on the glass panels and extra work for homeowners.
- Vertical wire balustrades do not obstruct views in the same way that stainless steel or wood balustrades do. They tend to blend in with the scenery rather than obstruct it, providing airflow throughout the space.
- Handrails are available in either Australian hardwood timber or sleek aluminium.
Having Them as Pool Fences
Pool fences are necessary for Australia, but they often detract from the natural outdoor surroundings. The last thing you want to see is a bulky metal pool fence, especially if you have ocean views. While glass pool fencing may seem a great option, the sea salt will quickly cause a dirty pool fence unless it is meticulously maintained.
Vertical wire pool fences provide an uninterrupted view of your surroundings and are simple to maintain while meeting Australian pool fencing standards. Taking it a step further, these pool fences can be tailored to your specific needs.
Choose between Australian Hardwood timber and powder-coated aluminium rails to top your pool fence. You can use different shades of aluminium powder coating on your pool fence, ranging from white gloss to bronze pearl.
Another advantage of stainless steel wire pool fences is that they are appropriate for owners who have a small backyard and want to add a plunge pool or a spa for the family but are concerned that adding a pool fence will limit their space.
The ideal balustrade or pool fence for seaside living in Australia requires materials that can withstand harsh salt and sun exposure. It would also need to be sturdy enough to keep children and pets safe while still being stylish and discreet.
Are you planning to get a stainless steel wire balustrade in Perth? Aussie Balustrading and Stairs ensure your safety without compromising the beauty of your pool area. Request a callback today!