How to Measure for Timber Gates

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All measurements are METRIC.

The meters are expressed to 3 places of decimals.
If it is more convenient for you to work in Feet, here is a conversion aid.

To convert Meters to Feet, multiply by 3.2008
To convert Meters to Inches, multiply by 39.37
To convert Feet to Meters, multiply by 0.3048
To convert Inches to Meters, multiply by 0.0254
To convert Inches to Millimeters, multiply by 25.4
To convert Millimeters to Inches, multiply by 0.03937


All heights referred to are the actual finished heights of the gates.


All widths referred to are the actual finished widths of the gates.


The clearance from the top of the gate, to the underneath of the capping and the clearance from the bottom of the gate, to the ground are not included in the actual finished gate heights in the brochure.


The minimum clearance in height, we recommend, both above and below, is 38mm i.e. total 76mm.


Using a 1.800m high gate and your pier has a capping. The minimum height required from the ground to underneath the capping is 1.875m.


The clearance from the gates to the piers, to allow for hinges and hangers and the clearance, or gap, to be left between the gates, when closed, are not included in the finished gate widths in the brochure.


The clearance in width will depend on the hanging accessories used. Gates and doors should be restained on a regular basis and we recommend application every year.

How to measure for gates