Four easy steps to assembling your Fortress Gates gate frame
Single gates eg: Pedestrian gate beside the house - up to 1.85 meters frame height and 2.1 meters wide.
Double gates eg: Driveway - up to 1.85 meters frame height and 4.2 meters wide.
Measure between your posts and allow the following clearances:
- Deduct 5 to 10 mm clearance each side of a SINGLE gate
- Deduct 5 to 10 mm clearance each side of a DOUBLE gate as well as
- 10 to 15 mm clearance between the two halves.
Measure the height of your post and allow for clearance under the gate:
- If ground is level then 50 mm is plenty
- If ground is unlevel then larger clearance may
The Fortress Gates Size Calculator will help you establish which combination of products to purchase.
- E Frames determine the HEIGHT
- H and HDD rails determine the WIDTH
First, decide how you want your gate to swing
INWARD swinging gates:
fix hinges to BACK of post
OUTWARD swinging gates:
fix hinges to FRONT of post
For single gates you will also need to decide if your gate will swing from the LEFT or RIGHT post.
Check ORIENTATION of hinges
Example - Left Hand Swinging In:
Hold hinge section of frame up against BACK of LEFT side post - check that:
• Plastic cap is at top
• Hinge opening faces down
• If hinges are upside down - REVERSE them.
NOTE: for double gates - repeat the above process for both the LEFT and RIGHT hand posts.
Hinge - right way up.
ASSEMBLE your gate frame as follows:
Place one side of frame on firm ground - slide rails on.
If necessary use mallet or block of wood to BUMP rails on - don't use metal hammer.
Bump the other side of frame into place.
Secure frame together with
Self Drilling Screws supplied.
Wide Gates with diagonal brace
Finish with your choice of cladding.
- Drill hole in the timber only (A)
- Place self drilling screw in the hole in timber
- Screw directly into the steel frame using an electric drill (B).
The Fortress Gates size calculator will help you to select the correct gate frame size.