Recommended hinge & post size
Recommended hinge size for our "Midsummer" range.
For gates up to 1.20m
300mm Field Gate hinges or more.
For gates 1.21m up to 2.50m
450mm Field Gate hinges or more.
For gates 2.51m up to 4.00m
600mm Field Gate hinges or more.
All our FG hinge sets include the ability to adjust the gate in case of sag, and are available for opening over level ground or into rising ground. "Hooks on Plates" are the easiest to install but "Hook to Drive & Bolt" are recommended when hanging a pair of gates giving 4 way adjustment.
Opening into rising ground, a rising hinge set should be used.
These are supplied in two formats, 1/For gates to be hung centrally, giving the ability to open both ways. 2/ For gates to be hung on the face or rear of timber gate post, opening one way.
Recommended timber post size for our "Midsummer" range.
For gates up to 2.00m
135mm / 135mm or more, 1.90m to 2.10m long depending on the ground situation.
For gates 2.01m up to 3.00m
145mm / 145mm or more, 1.90m to 2.10m long depending on the ground situation.
For gates 3.01m up to 4.00m
195mm / 195mm or more, 2.00m to 2.10m long depending on the ground situation.
Where the ground falls away significantly to the left or right of the length of the gate or gates, a longer post may be required at one end.
Posts should be concreted in place and it is usual to have approximately 1.30m above ground, obviously this will increase on sloping ground.
The above is general advice but individual scenarios can differ and need to be assessed by yourself or your installer.
Always check for underground services.