Tools required for glass pool fence and glass balustrade installation

The tools required for glass pool fencing and glass balustrade installation are not specialised, and home DIYer’s will already have everything you’ll need.

Hand Tools – For All Installation Types

Spirit Level – Used for plumbing and leveling your glass barrier

Allen Keys – Most fixings(screws) used in pool fencing and balustrade use hex or Allen keys

Chalk Line – Used to mark the center line of your glass barrier

Masking Tape – Used to place on the center line of the fence

Carpenters Pencil

Texta or Sharpie – For marking set out

Core Drilling

Core Drilling – 240V diamond core drill with water attachment, 76mm diamond segmented core drill bit – This is probably the only tool you won’t have and can be easily hired from any of the national tools hire brands at locations everywhere.

Standard Drill – Used to mix grout for spigots, use with a mixing paddle.

Garden Hose – To attach to core drill

Extension Lead

Mixing bucket – To mix grout

Cold Chisel – To break out the core piece

BBQ Tongs – To remove core piece

Leveling Shims – Used to sit under the glass to level the panels

Braces – Timber braces to hold the glass upright in place

Timber Blocks – To join the panels together to keep a straight line

Friction Clamps – Used at corners to hold the glass

String Line – Used on the glass to achieve that perfectly straight line

Flanged/Bolt Down Spigots

Masonry Drill (Concrete) – SDS masonry drill

Masonry Drill Bit (Concrete) – Masonry drill bits to suit fixing size

Impact Driver – Used for inserting fixings to timber and concrete

Driver Bits – Impact driver bits to suit fixing types

Spade Bit (Timber) – Used to drill a clearance hole in timber decks



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