To ensure complete satisfaction with your new gates we recommend you take the time to measure accurately before ordering. Here’s what to do.
If you choose one of our wooden gates, the width measurements stated are for the actual size of the gates. Taking the Norfolk Estate Gates as an example, the 12’ (3.66m) measurement stated in the GATE SIZE refers to the actual width of the pair of gates. Allowances will have to be made for posts, fittings and clearance at the centre.
If you do not have posts or pillars already, don’t forget to allow for them when measuring and ordering. For information on the posts and fittings available, please call our Technical Sales Desk on 01543 462500.
Heights quoted are for the actual height of the gate. When hanging, allow 2'' (5cm) for ground clearance.
There are many different ways of installing wooden gates so we recommend you order a catalogue and contact our helpful Technical Sales Desk on 01543 462500 for help and advice.
If you choose one of our wrought iron style gates, the measurements stated are for the gap between your gate posts, not the actual gate size. Taking the Talisman Side Gate as an example, the 3’6” (1.07m) measurement stated in the GAP SIZE refers to the measurement taken from the inside of one gate post to the inside of the other gate post. You do not need to make any allowances for fittings as we make all the necessary calculations for you, even if steel posts are required. All adjustable hinges and latches are supplied FREE OF CHARGE.
If you already have wooden or steel posts, brick pillars or walls, simply take the measurements between them. Wall Fixing Posts and Packer Posts can help solve the problem of a non-standard opening. For full details please call our helpful Technical Sales Desk on 01543 462500 for help and advice.
We allow 2” (5cm) ground clearance for all heights of steel gates and railings. Therefore a gate listed as 6’ (1.83m) high will measure 5’10” (1.78m) high when delivered and 6’ (1.83m) high when hung.
For aesthetic reasons, all our 6’ wrought iron arch gates are 4’6” (1.37m) high to the start of the arch, which is made to a true radius, making the 3’ (92cm) wide gate 6’ (1.83m) high. Because all our arch gates are made to a true radius, the smaller width gates will be slightly shorter and the wider width gates will be higher.
We reserve the right to improve, alter or modify our designs without prior notification. All sizes are approximate. Colours shown are intended as a guide only. All product descriptions are correct at time of publication.