Sentrel Vertical Cable Balustrade and Pool Fencing. Colour: Monument

Adhesives – the Way of the Future. Today. At Sentrel.

This month, we thought we’d adventure into new territory: an interview with Sentrel’s Director, designer and inventor, Brett Harrison. We’re discussing one of the (many) unique features of our newest product, the aluminium balustrade system. What makes this system so unusual is how it is all held onto your deck – with adhesives! The latest technology, adhesives are used in many engineering applications, including the vehicle and aircraft industries. Think…

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Your Say About Compliance and Safety

Last month, our blog was on the subject of ‘Compliance and Safety’, and we examined the continuing deaths of young children in backyard pools despite rigorous safety measures and legislation. We wanted to explore how you felt about where the responsibility for childhood drowning lies, so that we can create some dialogue and awareness around this subject. Of course, we are pledged to helping prevent deaths, and our products reflect…

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Compliance and Safety

OK. You’ve got the pool fence. So you think you’re safe? Roughly 16 children under 5 years of age drown in backyard swimming pools across Australia each year. At Sentrel, it is our business to design pool fencing which is compliant with rigorous Australian Standards. As a part of our commitment to saving lives, we’ve been looking at why children continue to die in backyard pools, despite rigorous standards, ongoing…

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Take the Utmost Care with Pool Safety

There are few things in our lives which are likely to cause more sadness than the death of children, particularly when that death may have been preventable. Nothing causes more anguish than to lose a child. Young children are the most vulnerable group when it comes to drowning in our backyard swimming pools, and many people are left wondering how such deaths can occur in the family home. It’s important…

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Introducing our newest product.

At Sentrel, we are constantly fine-tuning our designs and products with a view to making them the absolute best that we possibly can. After releasing our powder-coated, aluminium balustrade and pool fencing just over 2 years ago, we wanted to come up with a solution for stair panels that worked seamlessly with the balustrade. It needed to be easy to manufacture, simple to install, and therefore keep the costs down…

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The Importance of Quality Pool Fencing in Australia

The addition of a pool to your home provides year-round fun in our beautiful Australian climate. If you are a pool owner however, there is a responsibility that you will ensure protection for others from the dangers that pools present. We recently reported on the consequences of defective or non-existent pool fencing and the dire effect it can lead to, especially for young children. Sentrel strongly advocate that the most…

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Guide to Effective Pool Fencing & Safety

With drownings continuing to threaten our youngest population and their families, Sentrel want to help educate people on the importance of adequate pool fencing. We have designed our pool fences to meet Australian government requirements, and encourage families to learn how they can prevent risk of these fatal accidents.

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Design Tips to Consider When Buying a Balustrade

Whether you are redesigning an area of your home or building from scratch, balustrades are a consideration that must be factored in. Aside from meeting the necessary building regulations, balustrades can also be a standout feature and help add to the character of your home. We have some tips you should consider before purchasing a balustrade for your home, to ensure you will be happy with the end result. The Space…

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Comparing Horizontal and Vertical Wire Balustrades

One of the top reasons customers choose wire balustrades is because of how effortlessly they compliment your home, allowing fresh breezes to flow throughout your living spaces while preserving the beautiful Australian environment. But before you go ahead and purchase a wire balustrade for your home, it is best to learn about the differences between horizontal and vertical wire balustrades. This will ensure you choose the right option that you will be…

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Building Regulations for Balustrades

When building a new home or adding an extension, it’s crucial to consider which regulations you need to follow. Although it seems like a hassle at the time, these regulations are made with the user’s safety in mind, and are best thought about before commencing the process, rather than during or after.   In Queensland, over 20 people have died and hundreds of people have been injured between 2002 to…

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