HOW TO MEASURE FOR METAL FRAMED/ COMPOSITE 3/4 SPLIT 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.
REDUCE 50mm (2″) from your lowest measurement.
Driveway gates can open inwards towards driveway or out to the road. Please note, if swinging out towards road, the gate cannot cross a public footpath/ highway. 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.