Gates

How to measure your side gate

From post to post at their top, from post to post at the bottom, and from post to post half way up. Then deduct 100mm from each measure and communicate us the shortest taken.

If you are hanging your gate between existing posts, we need to know:

  • The width of the gate. Measure the width of the opening between your two posts, this will give you the width of the gate that you require. We suggest you take at least 3 measurements, from the top of the gate posts and from the bottom of the gate posts, in case they are not standing completely straight. In the case that they are not straight, use the shortest of your measurements when making your 100mm reduction calculation.
  • The height of the gate. Measure the height from the highest point of the gate to the ground, and reduce this by 50mm (this is how much space we recommend you allow between the underside of the gate and the ground). If the ground is uneven you may need to allow more space.

How to measure your sliding gates

We need to know:

  • The width of the gate. Measure the width of the opening between your two posts. For a sliding gate, an overhang will be necessary, which we will factor in ourselves at Big Ferro (this overhang is usually approximately 800mm).
  • The height of the gate. Measure the height from the highest point of the gate to the ground, and reduce this by 50mm (this is how much space we recommend you allow between the underside of the gate and the ground). If the ground is uneven you may need to allow more space – please give us a call if you need anything different.

How to measure your driveway gates

We need to know:

  • The width of the gates. This should be measured together, as though the gates were touching in the middle (for example, if you give us a width of 3m 50mm wide, we will provide you with 2 gates, each measuring 1.5m 25mm wide). If you are measuring a gap between existing posts, Big Ferro recommends taking the width measurement.
  • The height of the gates. Measure the height from the highest point of the gates to the ground and reduce this by 50mm.

How to measure your garden gate

We need to know:

  • The width of the gates. If you are hanging your gate between existing posts, we need to know. Measure the width of the opening between your two posts. We suggest you take at least 2 measurements, from the top of the gate posts and from the bottom of the gate posts, in case they are not standing completely straight use the shortest of your measurements.
  • The height of the gate. Measure the height from the highest point of the gate to the ground, and reduce this by 50mm (this is how much space we recommend you allow between the underside of the gate and the ground). If the ground is uneven you may need to allow more space.

Railings

How to measure your railings

The railings we manufacture are usually affixed to the posts or to the wall by fixing brackets. We will factor in the space needed for the brackets ourselves at Big Ferro (normally this will be 5-10mm), so all we need from you is:

  • The width of your railing. We recommend that you take a minimum of 2 width measurements, from the top of the posts/walls and from the bottom of the posts/walls, if not more. This is because the brickwork, concrete (or other material) from which the posts/walls are constructed may not be completely straight, and Big Ferro need to be able to take this into account during the manufacture of your railings.
  • The height from the lowest to the highest point of the railings. There should be a 50mm space between the underside of your railing and the ground/wall upon which it stands, so we ask that you allow for this when taking your measurements. In most cases, the height of the railings should not rise above the height of the walls/pillars to which they are affixed, and you should check that there is nothing overhanging which could get in the way of the railings you order. We suggest – as with the width – that you take at least 2 height measurements for your railings, to ensure that your project can be finished to a high standard.

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