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How to Measure a Gate?

At Create a Gate, our wooden gates are easy to make at home. Follow this simple guide on how to measure your gate using our Wall Baton Kits.

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Measure a Single Gate Using Wall Baton Kit 1

If you require a single gate plus 2 wall batons eg: 2 x 40mm depth = 80mm

  1. Measure your opening (wall to wall or post), measuring the top, middle and bottom. The smallest measurement is the one you want, for example 960mm
  2. Add the wall baton total 80mm + Clearence 20mm = 100mm
  3. Subtract 100mm from 960 mm(ope) = 860mm
  4. Adjust to your required width
  5. Choose a Create A Gate that fits this measurement, in this example it would be either A1, A900TGV or Castle Range 900
  6. For Wall Baton Kit 2 subtract this from opening measurement: 2 x 70mm =140mm + Clearence 20mm = 160 mm

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Measure Double Gates Using Wall Baton Kit 1

If you require a Double gate plus 2 wall batons eg:2 x 40mm depth = 80mm

  1. Measure your opening (wall to wall or post), measuring the top, middle and bottom. The smallest measurement is the one you want for example 1840mm
  2. Add the wall baton total 80mm + Clearance 30mm = 110mm
  3. Subtract 110mm from 1840 mm(ope) = 1740mm
  4. Choose a Create A Gate that fits this measurement, in this case either A3, A1800TGV or Castle Range 1800
  5. For Wall Baton Kit 2 subtract this from opening measurement: 2 x 70mm =140mm + Clearence 30mm = 170

For best results first hang your wall batons, then remeasure the opening, subtract the clearance* and adjust the gate(s) to fit.
*Single gate 20mm / Double set gates 30mm