Clearance Spaces Explained

When you are ordering standard size timber gates, remember to allow the following clearance space, plus the gate size, before you have your posts/piers erected.

Using Our "Ordinary Hinges"

1.When hanging a pair of gates:

A total allowance of 225 mm is required with these hinges. This allowance is for the centre gap and the hinges & hangers on both sides.

Example: A pair of 1.800m gates require an opening of 3.825m

2. When hanging a single gate

(This does not apply to side gates hanging from “Hanging Stiles”. A total allowance of 125mm is required with these hinges. This allowance is for the closing gap and the hinges & hangers on the hanging side.

Example: A single 1.200m gate requires an opening of 1.325m

Ordinary Hinges (open in and out): See underHinges & Accessories


Using Our "Eye to Rear Hinges"

 1. When hanging a pair of gates

A total allowance of 100mm is required with these hinges. This allowance is for the centre gap and the hinges and hangers on both sides.

Example: A pair of 1.800m gates require an opening of 3.700m


2. When hanging a single gate

(This does not apply to side gates hanging from “Hanging Stiles”). A total allowance of 50mm is required with these hinges. This allowance is for the closing gap and the hinges and hangers on the hanging side.

Example: A single 1.200m gate requires an opening of 1.250m

Eye to Rear Hinges (open in only): See underHinges & Accessories

When we are given an opening or “OPE” between piers/posts we allow the following clearance spaces for a single or pair of gates.

Using Our "Ordinary Hinges"

1. When we are calculating the size of each gate for an “OPE”, we allow 225mm clearance for our fittings on a pair, & 125mm on a single gate.

Using Our "Eye to Rear Hinges"

2. When we are calculating the size of each gate for an “OPE” we allow 100mm clearance for our fittings on a pair, & 50mm on a single gate.