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    Default How hard would it be to widen this gate?

    Getting my car into this parking space is damned difficult, caused by a combination of the narrow laneway and narrow gate opening. The large gum tree on the other side of the fence is going to be removed. Down the track we are going to put a garage back here, but in the meantime it would be nice to make the space more accessible. Is this a custom-made gate? Could I just get a larger right-side door and move that post to make a bigger opening?

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    They will just weld up a new frame to suit whatever width you need, the hardest part is replacement of the post.

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    Would it be possible to change the hinges, so that the gates are flush against the fence when fully open. May be called "wide throw hinges".

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    The gates will open 180 degrees, it's just that the space to make a turn in the lane is annoyingly narrow. With a wider opening I could get in without someone spotting me while I make a ten point turn.
    Owen in Melbourne

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    Quote Originally Posted by autojack View Post
    The gates will open 180 degrees, it's just that the space to make a turn in the lane is annoyingly narrow. With a wider opening I could get in without someone spotting me while I make a ten point turn.
    The gate obviously is just a matter of getting one gate made to size. You might struggle to get the post out though, remove concrete and still have a usable post. I'd suggest just getting a new post. you should be able to reuse the cladding though.

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    Makes sense. I just wasn't sure if this was likely to have been custom fabricated, vs. something I can buy off the shelf. Sounds like I want to get a fencing guy to look at it.
    Owen in Melbourne

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