Lordy a manual tool won't do the job - I was just reading that we'll need an electric auger, as the ground here is so hard and compacted, but there's large stones underground. A poster on a forum said that he went flying when one he'd hired hit a rock, causing the bore end to jam, and the...
Ok, I'll look into one of those then. Thanks.
Just looked online and there are manual ones to buy at around £20, or motored ones to hire. Which did you mean?
The hire ones are around £85, and I could do without even more expense if the manual ones will do the job.
The hanging sets weigh a ton! The large main bars / bands that hold the gates are very substantial which is good.
The gates were a great price, which made up for the expense of the sets. I looked at other gates in this style and they were poor in comparison, though would have been far lighter...
I'd thought about a wheel funny enough. I've seen them online and eBay with an adjustable tensioned spring, so that the wheel can go over uneven surfaces. They take up to 54 kilo weight.
My gates will open out onto a quite large-stoned lane, so ill see if it's feasible. I may have to dig...
Yes that's right, they are for the end of my driveway. I'm going to ask if they can tie the posts into the wall as back up, but they may not be able to drill through the huge boulders! It's worth a try though :-)
I don't mind sounding a dumbo, but could you kind people help with what I'd need from Wickes or B&Q for making the right mix please? It's all a bit over my head you see ;)
If I can get away with another 7" post the other side, I'll get one. Trouble is, we've got to chip down the corners of two garden walls to put the posts against, and they are made from huge boulder rocks (built turn of the century) The wall edges up to a service lane, and I can't have the...
One gate is 6ft, and the other 9ft and boy are they heavy!
I've been advised to use a 6x6" post for the smaller and 7x7" for the larger.
I have researched how to best sink the posts with ballast etc, but I now need to know about the concrete mix.
I've read 'Postcrete' isn't very good for...