To be the leaders in soft-closing gate systems delivering safety, quality, and longevity to the industry.
Our vision is to stimulate, develop and educate on the benefits of soft closing gate technology with the future view that all access gates are
both self-closing and soft-closing.
For over a decade, Glass Hardware Australia has been designing, innovating and manufacturing Soft-Closing gate and fencing hardware. The jewel in our crown is the Polaris Soft Close Gate Systems used on glass and metal gates. As world leaders and experts in the technology, we are happy to share that there are over 214,000 Polaris Soft Close gate systems installed worldwide.
Developed by Glass Hardware Australia, Polaris Hinges are a unique self-closing hinge designed for use on all outdoor & indoor frameless glass applications. Polaris Hinges exceed the tough requirements of frameless glass pool fencing standards in Australia.
As a glass pool fence hinge, it is the safest and most reliable hinge in the industry complying with the stringent Australian Standards AS1926 and AS 2820.
Glass Hardware Australia’s ethos is to bring the highest quality products and services
to the gate fence and gate market. Through genuine invention, innovative & continued improvement, you can rest assured that our products are strengthened by worldwide patents covering our unique Self Closing, Soft Closing gate technology.
The truth is that our customers benefit most from the strength of our patents. This can assist us in preventing competitors from simply copying our products and flooding the market with “knock-offs” or products that are essentially identical in appearance but hugely inferior in function, safety and longevity. Always demand genuine Polaris Soft Closing Gate Systems. If it’s not Polaris…. It’s not Soft Close.
In 2010 & 2016 the Polaris Soft Close Hinge was awarded a prestigious Australian International Design Mark™ Award.
Presented by Standards Australia, the Australian International Design Awards is Australia’s premier design assessment program. Products were judged for their innovation, visual and emotional appeal, functionality, quality of manufacturing,
usability (ergonomics and safety) and environmental sustainability.
INNOVATION - RETROFIT
Since the inception of the company Glass Hardware Australia has recognised the lack of existing industry support with regards to servicing and retrofitting existing installed gates. Figures show that up to 30% of all self-closing gates do function as intended and require maintenance or complete replacement. More often than not once a gate is installed no additional support is extended whether that be replacement parts, servicing or simply information on how to maintain the product.
Polaris has developed an entire range of RETROFIT PRODUCTS to utilise into existing competitors’ hardware. This not only provides support to the homeowner but eliminates the need for gate replacement and associated labour costs. Contact Polaris technical for more information firstname.lastname@example.org