A new gate can transform your garden. It can be a signature feature or a final flourish.
Or it can simply be a chance to smarten up your property.
However you look at it, it’s crucial that you measure for your new gate properly. Nobody wants a gate that doesn’t fit!
To help make sure that your new gate fits, we have put together the following quick guide.
How to measure for a single garden gate
When you’re buying a new gate, the width measurements that you see (on screen, in our catalogue or in our shop) are solely for the gate.
So, when you are working out the size that you need or the room your gate requires, you must allow for the width of the gate plus the width of the posts or wall plates that go either side, and for a 10mm gap between each of the posts or wall plates and your gate.
How to measure for a double garden gate
When you are buying a double garden gate, it is important to be sure that you have width measurements for both gates (rather than just for one of the two gates).
Working out gate size or the room that your gates need is the same as for a single garden gate (but include two gates), except that you should add another 10mm gap for the clearance required between the two gate leaves.
Posts for your new garden gate
Garden gates can be hung in a number of ways: on standard wooden posts, timber wall plates or slotted wooden posts. You can buy your fence posts online and if you need any help, ask one of our friendly experts.
What to do when you have your garden gate measurements
Once you have your garden gate measurements, you can get a price including delivery and installation, in no time by using Quick Quote from Knight Fencing.
It’s easy to use. Just give us a few details, telling us what you want and where. Then we’ll send you a quick quote back. It’s a simple, speedy way for you to get a quote for your garden gate.
To check out our range of garden gates, go to our online shop, visit our Fencing and Landscaping Centre in Chichester or contact us on 01243 641272, 01579 529298 or [email protected]