Measuring Guide & Delivery


 Measuring Guide and Delivery




Before you complete your purchase for your gates or railings you need to make sure that you are ordering the correct size.

The widths shown are the size between your posts or pillars (gap width)  and NOT the actual size of the gate or railing.

To work out the size needed you will need to measure (as accurately as possible) the distance between your posts or pillars and this is the size / width that you will need to order.


Hanging on Brickwork and / or Walls

Step 1 – Measure the gap that you wish to fill (top and bottom gap measurements).

Step 2 – Decide on which side the latch needs to be fitted as viewed from the roadside or outside looking in.

Step 3 – The standard allowance for clearance is  6 cm under the gate or railing.

If you plan to hang your metal gates or railing on posts you need to allow extra space for them.

Hanging from posts

If you already have steel posts, brick pillars or walls, simply take the measurements between them, top and bottom.


Balcony Widths:

Please note that the widths stated for our balconies are the actual size of the balconies, and the heights shown are also the actual height apart from our spen curved balconnette which is 1100mm high from the floor plate to the top (1140mm high in total).

Our balconies are not supplied with fixings - you will need to decide which fixings are best for the material you are fixing to. We supply our balconies with 12mm holes for fixings.

Our balconies can be made to any size so if you don't see the size required please contact us





The heights of the gates and railings shown are the actual height, measured from the bottom to the highest point of the gate or railing. When checking the height of the item needed please do not forget to allow for ground clearance, typically 6cm for gates and 4cm for railings.

If you are having any trouble working out the size required please contact us – we are always happy to help.



Hanging side:

When ordering a gate, please let us know if you require:

-    The gate to be hung from the left or the right

-    Opening inward or outward (when looking from the outside of the property in)

Please place this information in the “messages” section of the checkout.  If no message is left, the gate will be made to hang off the left opening inwards.  



Delivery times:

As most of our items are handmade to order in our workshop, from receiving cleared payment the (approximate) delivery times are as follows:

Just painted gates and railings – 5 to 10 working days.

Galvanised and painted gates and railings – 20 to 27 working days.

For larger items (such as gates and railings) you will be contacted when your item is ready to ship to arrange a delivery date. For smaller items we may not contact you, your item will be shipped as soon as it is ready.

Please note that often our delivery times may be quicker than stated above - so please contact us if you are in a rush for your item and we will see what we can do.



If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

The Calder Gates team.