HOW TO MEASURE BI-FOLD DRIVEWAY GATES:

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.

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.

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 50mm (2″) from your lowest measurement.

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

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

FIGURE 2:

Gates to open towards roadside. Hinge plates mounted to the front face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. Hinges are visible from the outside of property.

For a 3 leaf gate reduce 50mm (2″) from your lowest measurement.

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

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

FIGURE 3:

Gates can open either way. Hinges are mounted to the internal face of the post/ pillar. Front edge of gate to be flush with front edge of post/ pillar.

For a 3 leaf gate reduce 160mm (approx. 6 1/2″) from your lowest measurement.

For a 4 leaf gate reduce 170mm (approx. 6 4/5″) from your lowest measurement.

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