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Hopefully the picture helps you to figure this one out. The boundary wall that separates our garden from next door stops at around the tree and leaves a large gap. I would like to stop my little ones running into next door’s garden constantly and would like a wooden gate across this area.

Problem is, the gap is at an angle between the concrete kitchen wall on the left, and the garden wall behind the tree on the right. Also, we are planning on a couple of years to knock the kitchen extension on the left down in a couple of years, so don’t want to do anything too complicated or too pricey. It’s a challenge I know.

The angle across is quite wide (150cm). Any hints or tips on:

1. If I could get a wide wooden gate across here (or could we make one fairly easily?).
2. What kind of hinges would be good?
3. Any other helpful suggestions? :)


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misshappycat wrote:
1. If I could get a wide wooden gate across here (or could we make one fairly easily?).
2. What kind of hinges would be good?
3. Any other helpful suggestions? :)


It's not easy to see from the pic exactly where the gate will be, ( a plan diagram/sketch would help), but a ledged and braced gate is simple enough to make at home and should easily last for a couple of years.

Tee hinges (aka Garnet hinges) as per the pic below will be OK. As the opening width is 1500 mm it would be better to make a gate of about 700 - 800 width and fill the rest with a fixed panel.

You'll need a post at each end and preferably one at the junction of the gate and the panel. A top rail linking the three posts will help to secure the top of the central post.

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i have made a couple of these , and used bolts to attach the Post to the wall with resin
used both 3" and 4": posts

do both walls belong to you ?

I used treated TG&V (wickes) on a gate for the last house , but this bungalow i just used normal treated timber
4"x4" post bolted to the wall (4x4 was because I needed to span some gutter work, otherwise I would have used a 3x3" post)

1. If I could get a wide wooden gate across here (or could we make one fairly easily?).
very easy to make, took about an hour or two to make the gte

2. What kind of hinges would be good?
T-Hinges, I got medium strength from toolstation

3. Any other helpful suggestions? :)
Bolt post to wall and use resign
I used a 12mm stud - about 60cm into the wall and drilled a 14mm hole , pumped in the resin (screwfix 175ml) recommended actually by rawlplug

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-stud ... pack/15789

choose size of stud depending on post
i used a forstner drill to hide the NUT

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-kem- ... 75ml/5650j

i can take photos if required


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