driveway gate post dilema

16 Sep 2014
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West Glamorgan
United Kingdom
Hi all,
i want to put up a driveway gate next to my house. the drive is pretty narrow so every MM will count to get future cars into the garage. my problem is how to attach one of the posts to a low wall.

i want to put up a 5 ft gate, the width of the drive is 7ft.

One of tha gate posts will attach to the side of the house, no probs. but the other post is against a low wall of 85cm high, with my elevated neighbours wall is right behind it, around 22cm from face to face, it is maybe 9ft tall, but i want to avoid attching to their wall if poss.
a pic say a thousand words so heres the situation.

im not sure whether to:
a- use a thick 175mm post and just sink it 3 ft (if this is even possible with the wall foundations so close) into the ground with out attching to the wall,

b-use a 70mm thick post and attach the bottom 2/3rds it to the low wall, then somehow attach the top of the post to the neighbours wall somehow.

c- use a 100mm post and sink it 3ft as well as attach it to just the low wall.

any ideas greatfully recieved.
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