If you’re installing timber gates yourself and you’re not an expert, it’s important that you have a good set of easy-to-follow instructions.
Whether you’re installing a single gate or a pair of timber gates, there are some very specific steps to take if you want to end up with a good-looking wooden gate that works perfectly. It’s easier than you think to get it wrong but we’ve got some great advice for you.
Timber gate installation mistakes to avoid
So what are the mistakes to avoid? Well, you need to get your clearance gaps to the ground right – if you don’t, your gate won’t open properly. Also if the ground slopes, which is pretty common, it’s vital you begin the job in the right place. In to this addition, you need to make sure that your gate is level and that you know where to make adjustments if it isn’t. Plus, you need the right tools, including two particular drill bits and some folding wedges.
Download the easy-to-follow guide to installing timber gates
If you follow our expert instructions, you’ll be able to do a good job without any hiccups. There are four stages to installing a timber gate:
- Putting your timber gate(s) in place
- Fitting the hinge pins to your timber gate(s)
- Preparing your timber gate(s) for the hinge bolts
- Inserting the hinge bolts in your timber gates
For full instructions, download the comprehensive, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to installing timber gates and get your wooden gates hung today!
And remember, if installing your own timber gates is a bit more DIY than you’re comfortable with, get a specialist company to do it for you.