Common Questions and Answers..
Q. CAST OR TUBULAR, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
A. Cast Aluminium is essentially a ‘moulded aluminium panel’ and is the process by which a liquid aluminium is poured into a mold and left to solidify. Once set it is removed, producing a fabricated panel. Cast aluminium is extremly popular in replica and heritage style fences & gates. Hindmarsh Fencing exclusively produce the “Elizabeth/Mary” cast panels. Other commonly known & sought cast panels are the “Sturt”, “Hindmarsh” and “Dulwich” panels, which can be viewed here.
Tubular Aluminium is very popular because it’s affordable, requires no maintenance, is strong but light weight and won’t rust or wear. Our high grade tubular aluminium range of fences and gates are unique in that they are all custom made to suit your requirements. This is perfect if you’re looking to replace an existing fence or gate or have an existing wall & pillars, where the height & width are already determined, or if you have a particular design in mind. We are able to custom manufacture the perfect design & fit.
Q. WHAT COLOURS ARE AVAILABLE?
A. Our products are e-primed & powdercoated in a huge range of powder coat colours. E-prime is a ‘primer’ that is applied prior to powder coating to maximise the life of your coating. It is highly recommended. Beware that many companies will not offer this extra coating as it is additional in cost, but is highly beneficial in preserving the colour of your product for many years to come, and as such is standard offering with Hindmarsh Fencing. Our products are powder coated in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 3715-2002 for architectural aluminium and alloys.
Click on the Colour Chart below to see a list of colours available.
Q. PILLARS OR POSTS?
A. View our various gates & fences photos to see whether you prefer a pillar or post look. The end result of either option looks wonderful and will be custom designed to suit you.
Q. HOW DO I CLEAN / MAINTAIN MY POWDER COATED PRODUCT
A. The best method of cleaning is by regular washing of the coating
using a solution of warm water and non-abrasive, pH neutral detergent solution. Surfaces should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues. All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge or a soft natural bristle brush.
Q. CAN I ADD AUTOMATION?
A. Hindmarsh Fencing offer automation using globally recognised motor systems. Our motor systems come with battery back up and remotes as standard. The automation system and model we recommend will differ on each project, and vary depending on the dimensions and the approximate weight of the gate and the size & material of the post.
Q. INTERCOMS & WIRING
A. We have a vast range of intercom and video intercom systems available, including the very popular Aiphone range. We will happily recommend the right system for your needs. Wiring is required to be run to the gate site in order to run power for motors and or intercoms. In most cases it’s quite a simple process and a qualified electrician will be able to arrange this for you, however, if you would like us to coordinate it, we can do that also.
We have a variety of lock systems available, and most commonly will use the Lockwood range and the Lokklatch range. Custom digital and keyless locking systems can also be added on certain applications. Electric strikes are available to sync PA gates to intercom systems. Magna Latch Locks are used for pool safety gates and are compliant with the current pool safety regulations.
DO I NEED COUNCIL APPROVAL?
Council approval is not always required, however in some cases it will be necessary to apply for council approval prior to commencing any work. Bear in mind that if council approval is required we must wait until approval has been received before we can commence your job. This can take anywhere from 6 weeks to a few months in some cases so it’s good to set a timeline for your fencing or gates project.