HOW TO MEASURE:

Calculating gate width with existing pillars or posts in place.

Take THREE measurements between the pillars/ posts. Across the top, middle and bottom. Make a note of the SMALLEST measurement.

Where to Measure Driveway Gate

To determine what clearance is needed to calculate gate width, you must decide how the gate will open. The first example is by far the most popular set up.


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FIGURE 1: (most popular set up)

Gates to open towards driveway. Hinge plates mounted to rear face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the back edge of post/ pillar.

For a 3 leaf gate reduce 60mm (2 1/4″) from your lowest measurement.

For a 4 leaf gate reduce 70mm (approx. 2 4/5″) from your lowest measurement.

For a 5 leaf gate reduce 80mm (approx. 3 1/4″) from your lowest measurement.

Please note: Figure 1 shows the centre leaf opening to the left. This could also open to the right by fitting the hinge to the right leaf.


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FIGURE 2:

Gates could open towards driveway or towards roadside. Hinge plates mounted to inner face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar.

For a 3 leaf gate reduce 160mm (6 2/5″) from your lowest measurement.

For a 4 leaf gate reduce 170mm (approx. 6 3/4″) from your lowest measurement.

For a 5 leaf gate reduce 180mm (approx. 7 1/4″) from your lowest measurement.


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