Fixing Wooden Gate

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Mr Sparkle, 25 Jan 2021.

  1. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2018
    Messages:
    374
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I would like a wooden exterior gate to go between me and my neighbors property

    In the pic, my property is labelled 2 and the neighbors is labelled 1

    What I would like to know is how i can erect the wooden gate (and lock) without drilling into the neighbors wall?

    I own the land with the passage way
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Sponsored Links
  3. motorbiking

    motorbiking

    Joined:
    31 May 2016
    Messages:
    7,120
    Thanks Received:
    796
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    1. Dig a post down and concrete in position next to your neighbours wall.
    2. recognise its probably a party wall and execute your right.
    3. attach a post to the fence post a bit further along
    4. use a no-nails or gorilla glue type product

    combine 1 and 4.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2018
    Messages:
    374
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Many thanks

    Not sure whether it makes a difference but all of the walls are not party walls.
     
  5. big-all

    big-all

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2004
    Messages:
    19,152
    Thanks Received:
    1,513
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    as an aside
    if its your neighbours fence you need permission to attach to it
     
  6. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2018
    Messages:
    374
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The pic i uploaded isn't the best

    However, I do not plan on attaching anything to the fence

    The gate will between the two external walls (i.e. 1&2). It wont touch the fence

    The only thing I am concerned about is that the neighbour has has some sort of cable and this may be in the way when i dig the post. It can be seen on the lower left hand side of the pic

    Also another neighbour has a satellite dish and it is possible that the wooden gate may affect its reception. But i'll have a word with them about this
     
  7. Sponsored Links
  8. motorbiking

    motorbiking

    Joined:
    31 May 2016
    Messages:
    7,120
    Thanks Received:
    796
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    looks like the fence isn't right then.
     
  9. Tigercubrider

    Tigercubrider

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    4,770
    Thanks Received:
    771
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Fix a post to your house and hang the gate on it.
    Dig a hole for a wooden/metal/concrete post and use postcrete - if necessary away from the neighbour but close enough to stop someone being able to slip past.
    You may want to get a gate made that is the correct width rather than add timber to your house to make up the gap and make the gap too narrow.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. john4703

    john4703

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2009
    Messages:
    512
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Why not ask your neighbour if you can fix the post the their wall? That would be easiest way. If not dig a hole and concrete in a post.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  11. lynchnigel

    lynchnigel

    Joined:
    15 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    161
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I would talk to the neighbour about it anyway, as that cable will be in the way, rather than notch and trap the cable it would be better diverting the cable along a suitable path.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page