In a previous post we took you though what you will need build a paling fence. We always recommend using a fencing contractor for these types of projects as there are a lot of things that can go wrong. But, we also know that isn's always possible. So we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get the job done right.
In todays post we are taking you though how to measure up your gate frame and the materials and tools you will need to add a wooden gate to your fence.
Tools you will need:
Materials for the job:
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Then you will need to figure out how much clearance you will need to allow for. This depends on the thickness of your gate. Generally for a gate that is 100mm think you will want to allow for about 20mm.
To find the height of your gate frame you will need to know the height of your fence and the position of the fence rails. As a rule of thumb, your gate frame will be shorter than the finished height and the palings should over hang past the frame at the top and bottom.
A diagonal brace is a good idea to help keep your gate square. If your gate will be over 1metre high it is a good idea to include a mid rail within the frame. To find the position of the middle rail you will need to measure the distance on your fence between the highest rail to the bottom of the middle fence rail.
Now you have all your measurements you can decided on the style of gate that you can have and the materials you will need to build it.
Save yourself the time and hassle and contact us today for a quote.