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Hi, I'm Mandy. If you're looking for tips on pool construction, you've come to the right place. We've just had a new pool installed and I'm full of advice! When I started on our pool I thought it would be an easy build. Boy, was I wrong. I didn't know anything about building a pool apart from the fact I wanted one. Luckily, our construction company set me straight. They helped me work out how big the pool could be and they showed me which shape would suit our yard space. They sorted out permits and even gave me advice on fencing. To find out what I learned, read through my blog. Hope it helps!


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Could Your Home Benefit From Frameless Glass?

by Bessie Beck

If you have been thinking about renovating your home, there are many styles that you could consider. Perhaps, you prefer a traditional look with dark wooden panelling and furnishings that offer a sense of gravitas and formality? If you are looking for a more modern appearance, one option that you could consider is the use of frameless glass. Everyone thinks of glass as being primarily for windows, but there are many ways to incorporate glass into your home and many reasons for doing so. Principally, glass makes any environment brighter by allowing light to pass through, rather than blocking it. More light means the illusion of more space and allows for a more attractive home for everyone.

Where can you use frameless glass?

Of course, you can use frameless glass for windows and glass doors, but these are just the first ideas that come to mind. Frameless glass can also be used on stairways and balconies, and as a partition or divider between different parts of the property. If you are looking for a specific idea and wondering whether you could use frameless glass, your local installer can help you. They can visit your home and measure the area where you want to put the glass. They can prepare a quote for you, explaining what would be involved in your installation.

Is frameless glass safe?

When most people think of glass, one of the first images that will come to mind is often a broken window. Perhaps, they recall a cricket ball smashing through a school window and causing chaos as children scattered before an angry teacher could demand answers. Glass can indeed break, but frameless glass is surprisingly sturdy. It has been tempered, so it will not break easily, and no supports are needed to keep it in the desired position. In addition to sturdiness, frameless glass offers further benefits. The lack of a frame or supports means that you can enjoy uninterrupted views through the glass whether you are looking across the room or sitting on a balcony looking across the surrounding landscape. If you install a glass balcony or partition, pets and children can see what is on the other side without feeling the need to climb up and peer over the top. Should they decide that they still want to be adventurous, the glass surface is too slick for them to climb, and there are no gaps through which they might poke small hands or feet.