Frequently asked questions

Read through our FAQs and if you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What We Do

  • Balustrades
  • Fences and Grates
  • Handrails
  • Ceiling Frames
  • Benchtops & BBQs
  • Aluminium Screens
  • Guillotine Cutting & Break Press Folding
  • Commercial Projects
What grade stainless steel will I need for my project?

Stainless steel is a versatile and attractive material, offering corrosion and heat resistant properties. For indoor applications, 304 grade stainless steel would be a suitable option. It is considered a food grade product of a very high quality and would be suitable for kitchen benches, splashbacks and BBQ areas for both commercial and domestic projects.

Additionally, 316 grade stainless steel is a marine-grade stainless, suitable for saltwater immersion. This grade of stainless is used in the marine industry, chemical plants and coastal areas.

Is stainless steel expensive?

While the initial cost of stainless steel material may be more expensive than other materials, when we consider the life-cycle costs, stainless steel delivers long term performance with minimal maintenance required.

What is the difference between mirror and satin stainless steel?

When we’re looking at outdoor applications, particularly near the ocean, mirror finish (polished) stainless steel would be our recommendation as it is more resistant to corrosion than a satin finish. Brushed stainless steel is more suitable for indoor applications. Of course, we recommend all stainless steel products be maintained for durability.

Will I have to maintain my stainless steel?

The short answer is yes! Stainless steel is a raw material which will require some preventative maintenance from time to time. Mirror finish stainless steel can be washed down with basic car wash and hosed off. Satin finish should be cleaned with a stainless steel care spray.

Will I receive a Compliance Certificate?

Once your project is completed, you will receive a written Compliance Certificated in accordance with Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia.

Am I required to have a top rail on glass balustrading?

In accordance with Australian Standards, you are required to have a top rail for toughened glass if there is a fall of 1 metre or more to the ground below. Therefore, all panels of glass will require a top rail to form a fall prevention barrier in case any single glass panel breaks.

What is the height of a pool fence?

Your pool fence must be a minimum of 1200mm high, measured from the finished ground level.

What thickness of glass is required for pool fencing?

Typically, glass pool fencing is made with toughened safety glass with a thickness of 12mm. This type of glass is designed to be highly temperature and weather resistant, making it extremely durable and unlikely to break.

In the event that your glass does break, it will break into multiple, pebble-like pieces rather than large shards. This is to prevent injury.

Does glass pool fencing meet Australian Standards for safety and council requirements?

All glass pool fencing provided by Contemporary Stainless Solutions either meets or exceeds Australian Standards. Click through for more information about pool fencing requirements.

What type of fencing can I get through Contemporary Stainless Solutions?

Glass pool fencing can be frameless or semi-frameless. Semi-frameless fences are more ‘minimalist’ in their design since they are attached to posts on the ground. On the other hand, frameless fences are usually considered to be the most ‘aesthetically pleasing’ available. Frameless fences are held in place by stainless steel spigots, thus showing off your landscape nicely.

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