HOW TO MEASURE FOR 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.

How to measure driveway gate width

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.


Gate Opening Example 1

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.

REDUCE 40mm (approx. 1.5″) from your lowest measurement.


Driveway Gate fitting example

FIGURE 2:

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

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


Driveway Gate fitting example opening outwards

FIGURE 3:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to outside front face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 40mm (1.5″) from your lowest measurement.


Driveway Gate fitting example

FIGURE 4:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to side face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


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