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Adding a side gate?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by unseen, 9 Aug 2018.

  1. unseen

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    Currently we have this fencing along our back garden. Not pretty but practical keeping a husky in! At the back are two 6ft x 6ft bloody heavy gates, I can open without too many issues but wife and teenagers just look at me and moan! And getting woken up at 6am to help the wife get her bike out is getting a little dull!

    So thinking that I could add a side gate in the existing fence line.

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    Thinking of taking all the panels out behind where that lovely pink lidded recycling bin and looking for ideas for a "normal" sized gate. In a perfect world I'd just slot something in! But I doubt that's possible :(

    The only issue I think I have is that in the yard itself we've got block paving throughout and was hoping that any suggestions would avoid me having to dig that up. All the bottom gravel boards are loose, not set in concrete so thankfully that's not a problem.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. scbk

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    Assuming you want a narrow gate, remove the 6 concrete boards behind the bin and put 1 post in the middle of the gap. Build a gate for one side, and clad the other side with timber planks. It will look slightly out of place, but would do the job?
     
  3. unseen

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    Yeah maybe 3ft wide, just big enough to get a bike through without too much issue. I hadn't thought of putting another post in, mainly because I was trying to get away with doing this without touching the block paving. One idea I had was to create frame in the gap but I wasn't sure if a timber frame would be suitable? I don't mind having to duck if there's a cross piece if it would work, heck I even tried hitting up my brother to make something out of steel box section but I think I realised that might send the costs through the roof!
     
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