Taking measurements for anything can be tricky, whether its for your Wooden Driveway gate or Garden Gate to a pair of curtains or blinds! We recommend you read through the following page of how you can hang your new Wooden Gate to achieve your final preference. We also strongly recommend when taking measurements, you have someone else double check them.. remember measure twice, cut once!
If you are supplying measurements to us to obtain a estimation of cost, dont worry about being 100% accurate right away. If estimation is accepted we may be able to measure for you!
Please read the following info carefully to ensure you get the correct size wooden gate. We have also produced drawings of the most common batten and post configurations below for reference when measuring and installing. If you need any further help or info please dont hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlike most other companies we do the calculations for you and supply a CAD drawing before manufacture! You supply the maximum width between posts or brickwork and we’ll do the rest. We recommend you take three measurements for the width, Bottom, Middle and Top. If you wish for us to make a Wooden Gate to your exact measurements we call this an ‘actual’ measurement which we must be made aware of using the final confirmation sheet.
Please note that to obtain the right calculation, When quoting the height you require, it is the height you require at the hinge side that must be used. If you have any obstruction above such as drain pipe etc its best to make us aware of this so we can come up with a solution together. Although we will produce a drawing before we manufacture for your approval please be aware of the following points. Points to be aware of.
The width required is the gap you want to fill. If you are ordering wooden driveway gates then you are measuring for BOTH leaves. If you are ordering battens or posts, we will deduct this off the measurement you provide unless advised otherwise. When ordering, we will unless requested otherwise reduce the width of any wooden double gate by approximately 30mm, garden gates or side gates will be reduce by 20mm . The height will be reduced by 50mm also to enable the wooden gates to be fitted properly (with a gap underneath). IMPORTANT when measuring heights that into account any rise of the ground level in the direction of the gate opening.
It is important that these gaps are present to allow the wooden gate to swell during humid weather. If you have more specific requirements, for example, you require a gate to be an “Actual” Size (where we will not deduct for expansion/clearances) or it is fitting into a brick arch or frame please let us know as this will involve some adjustments in design. Please call Pete on 01939 232450 or email@example.com
When fitting to brick work we recommend using battens for a number of reasons.
Option 2 – If you would like to fit the battens on the back face of you pillars/piers this will give an even bigger opening and will allow the gates to open to an angle greater than 90(degrees).
CAD DRAWING EXAMPLE
We produce CAD drawings to confirm measurements and general look of the gates we are going to manufacture for you. This ensures there are no surprises with the style and sizes of gates. The drawings are used during the manufacture process so what you see is what you get! Before confirming the drawings you can make amendments to most dimensions. These will need to be submitted by email/writing to firstname.lastname@example.org