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 Fitting Guides

Please see below for a step by step guide to fitting our metal gates

 

 Driveway gates and estate gates.

Things you will need:

Drill (hammer or sds).

13mm spanner or socket for the anchor bolts.

10mm drill bit (masonry or sds) – For anchor bolts

20mm drill bit (masonry or sds) – For drop bars

19mm spanner for the eyebolts.

 

  • Step 1 – Getting the gate in position:

Place both of the eyebolts in to the 12mm holes in the hinge side of each gate and stand the gate on something to get it to the preferred height of the ground -  please take into account any slopes where the gate will open to.

  • Step 2 – Fixing the hinge brackets:

Now one half of the gate place one of the hinge brackets on the top eyebolt with the pin pointing upwards. Now shuffle the gate towards the wall so that the hinge bracket is in the preferred position with the back of it touching the wall. Make sure that that this half of the gate is level both horizontally and vertically.

With the hinge bracket in the correct position you can now draw around it using a sharp piece of chalk or scriber.

You are now ready to drill the top hinge bracket so remove it from the gate and move the gate out of the way so it doesn’t get covered in brick dust when drilling. Now place the hinge bracket in the exact same place as before and drill the top hole. Now you can hammer one of the anchor bolts through the bracket and into the hole and tighten it using the spanner – then repeat with the other hole on the bracket.

Now that your top hinge bracket is in place you now need to hang the gate from this bracket and get the gate level vertically, then you can repeat the same process as above with the bottom bracket.

Tip:

To prevent the gate from being lifted off, have the bottom hinge bracket pointing downwards. Once the bottom bracket is in place you will have to remove the bottom eyebolt from the gate – place it in position on the bracket and then slide the gate onto the eyebolt.

  • Step 3 - Fitting other half of the gate:

To fit the other half of the gate you will need to align it with the other gate making sure that it is level horizontally before marking for the hinge brackets.

When you are happy with the alignment of the pair of gates you can fix the hinge brackets and hang the gate using the same method as above.

Now that the second half of the gate is hung you may have noticed that it may have dropped a little, you can adjust both gates using the eyebolts to get them back to the correct position. Make sure that you align the padlock lugs so that you can lock it if needed.

  • Step 4 – drilling for the drop bars:

Now that the gate is hung and in its correct position you are ready to drill for the drop bars which hold the gate open when needed.

Firstly have the gates in a fully opened position and drop the drop bar to the ground and mark around it and drill with your 20mm drill bit around an inch into the ground.

Now place the gates in a closed position and look down both gates from the sides to make sure that when closed they are not bowed. When in the correct position drill for the drop bars the same way as above.

And that’s about it - you should now have your gate hung and ready to use.


 Garden gates and side gates.

Things you will need:

Drill (hammer or sds).

13mm spanner or socket for the anchor bolts.

10mm drill bit (masonry or sds).

19mm spanner for the eyebolts.

 

  • Step 1 – Getting the gate in position:

Place both of the eyebolts in to the 12mm holes in the hinge side of the gate and stand the gate on something to get it to the preferred height of the ground -  please take into account any slopes where the gate will open to.

  • Step 2 – Fixing the hinge brackets:

Now place one of the hinge brackets on the top eyebolt with the pin pointing upwards. Now shuffle the gate towards the wall so that the hinge bracket is in the preferred position with the back of it touching the wall.

With the hinge bracket in the correct position you can now draw around it using a sharp piece of chalk or scriber.

You are now ready to drill the top hinge bracket so remove it from the gate and move the gate out of the way so it doesn’t get covered in brick dust when drilling. Now place the hinge bracket in the exact same place as before and drill the top hole. Now you can hammer one of the anchor bolts through bracket and into the hole and tighten it using the spanner – then repeat with the other hole on the bracket.

Now that your top hinge bracket is in place you now need to hang the gate from this bracket and get the gate level vertically, then you can repeat the same process as above with the bottom bracket.

Tip:

To prevent the gate from being lifted off, have the bottom hinge bracket pointing downwards. Once the bottom bracket is in place you will have to remove the bottom eyebolt from the gate – place it in position on the bracket and then slide the gate onto the eyebolt.

  • Step 3 - Fitting the catch:

Fitting the catch is almost exactly the same as fixing the hinge brackets. Firstly you will need to make sure that the gate is level horizontally. You can adjust this by using the 19mm spanner on the eyebolts

Once the gate is level, just put the gate in the closed position and hold the catch in the correct position making sure that the padlock lugs are aligned correctly.

If you’re happy with the position of the catch, mark around it and fix it in the same way that you did with the hinge brackets.

 

And that’s about it - you should now have your gate hung and ready to use!


 

 

 Security gates.

Things you will need:

Drill (hammer or sds).

13mm spanner or socket for the anchor bolts.

10mm drill bit (masonry or sds).

24mm spanner for the eyebolts.

 

Step 1 – Getting the gate in position:

Place both of the eyebolts in to the 16mm holes in the hinge side of the gate and stand the gate on something to get it to the preferred height of the ground -  please take into account any slopes where the gate will open to.

 Note:

Do not tighten the shear nuts on the eyebolts fully until the gate is hung and in the correct position – The nut head will snap off when fully tightened meaning that the gate will have no adjustment or will not be able to be removed when these snap off.

Step 2 – Fixing the hinge brackets:

Now place one of the hinge brackets on the top eyebolt with the pin pointing upwards. Now shuffle the gate towards the wall so that the hinge bracket is in the preferred position with the back of it touching the wall.

With the hinge bracket in the correct position you can now draw around it using a sharp piece of chalk or scriber.

You are now ready to drill the top hinge bracket so remove it from the gate and move the gate out of the way so it doesn’t get covered in brick dust when drilling. Now place the hinge bracket in the exact same place as before and drill the top hole. Now you can hammer one of the anchor bolts through bracket and into the hole and tighten it using the spanner – then repeat with the other hole on the bracket.

Now that your top hinge bracket is in place you now need to hang the gate from this bracket and get the gate level vertically, then you can repeat the same process as above with the bottom bracket.

Note:

Do not put the shear nuts onto the anchor bolts at this point. Hammer them in as supplied with the standard nuts and tighten them fully - then one by one remove them and replace with the shear nuts and tighten fully to shear them.

Tip:

To prevent the gate from being lifted off, have the bottom hinge bracket pointing downwards. Once the bottom bracket is in place you will have to remove the bottom eyebolt from the gate – place it in position on the bracket and then slide the gate onto the eyebolt.

Step 3 - Fitting the catch:

Fitting the catch is almost exactly the same as fixing the hinge brackets. Firstly you will need to make sure that the gate is level horizontally. You can adjust this by using the 19mm spanner on the eyebolts

Once the gate is level, just put the gate in the closed position and hold the catch in the correct position making sure that the bolt on the deadlock slots into the hole on the catch correctly.

If you’re happy with the position of the catch, mark around it and fix it in the same way that you did with the hinge brackets.

 

And that’s about it - you should now have your gate hung and ready to use!

 

We thank you very much for your custom and hope to hear from you again - we appreciate any feedback and photos of your fitted gate – please send to info@caldergates.co.uk.

 

The Calder Gates team.