Installing Gates From Aussie Fencing

November 22, 2015

Installing Gates From Aussie Fencing

Step 1:

Concrete tubular posts allowing for spaces between gate frame and gate posts. Alternatively you may be bolting posts to a vertical surface ie: a wall, but the space allowances remain the same.
Typical allowances are as follows:

  • If using Butt hinges total gap between posts should be actual gate panel size + 25mm(single) or + 35mm(double).
  • If using L-Plate hinges total gap between posts should be actual gate panel size + 45mm(single) or + 75mm(double).

Remember to concrete any adjoining fence posts at the same time as the gate posts as this will add more strength to the gate posts.

Step 2:

  • Using Butt hinges: Once gate posts are set (usually 48 hours) screw butt hinges to gate and put gate in required position. Screw hinges to gate posts.
  • Using L- Plate hinges: Once gate posts are set (usually 48 hours) simply screw the bottom hinge firmly into place and loosely screw the top hinge allowing the top hinge to slide up and over the gate bush. Once gate is in place the top hinge can then be slid down be tightened with a spanner.

Once gate is hinged in position it is then time to attach remaining fittings.


When ordering your gate please ensure that you measure the total opening that you have.

We will allow for posts and spacings when we manufacture your gate.

Alternatively if you require the actual gate panel to be a certain size then tell us and we will add posts and spacings to that size.


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