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New composite gate and side panel install

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by magico, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. magico

    magico

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    Hi just received my order from screens with envy of a gate, 3 post and side panel.
    After advice whether to bolt down to my block paving for the post or remove each block papers where the post are going and set concrete or postcrete with the supplied j bolts.
    Cheers guys
    Mark
     
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    Forget bolting down to block paving, better to remove paving and dig down and bury a concrete spur into the ground. Then bolt a post to the concrete spur, that way the timber post won't rot.


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  4. magico

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    Sorry is was early when posted...they are aluminium post so won't rot. Thinking best way is to remove block, dig down a bit and fill with postcrete while holding j bolts in place. Under the 3 post
     
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    How long are your posts?

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    Surface mounted 6' I think they are to match 6' gate and side panel I ordered. Will have to measure when I'm home from work
     
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    You need to dig below the block paving, paving will support nothing. Some suggest the best way is to cast a concrete slab from side to side, the full width of the gates, to prevent the posts gradually leaning in towards the centre.
     
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