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    Default What kind of gate would you use here?

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    In the pic you will see two swing gates which open into the carport.
    They are out on the front boundary, on the same plane as the verandah.
    These gates are completely shagged and need to be replaced.
    I have found the swing gates annoying as the driveway slab is slopped, meaning the gate dont come all the way to the ground when in the closed position. Swing gates also need room to open which is a waste of space.



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    Im thinking a double sliding gate?
    (imagine how a built in wardrobe works with two sliding doors)
    Would it look better if I pulled it back from the front boundary, and put it on the same plane as the house, rather than the verandah?

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    Just throwing this out there, but what about like a set of bifold/french doors where each gate is hinged in the centre as well as at the post. That way you can open them and they only take up half the depth.

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    I'd look to a more attractive & in-keeping carport (brought forward) with a new roll or panel lift garage door rather than a replacement gate...

    ....and there'll be prizes if you can do a better job than your neighbor!!
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    Personally I feel a slider would ruin the apperance of the property.
    Sure it will look fine when it's shut, but open would look very out of place..just my 2 cents.
    Plus the extra cost of a set of sliding gates usually scares most people.

    Why not just go with some nice painted steel framed gates with timber and add some rising hinges.
    This way the drive way would not be such an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenced Out View Post
    Why not just go with some nice painted steel framed gates with timber and add some rising hinges.
    This way the drive way would not be such an issue.
    That sounds pretty sensible!
    Would you stick with vertical timber slats, screwed to a steel frame for the gates, to tie in with the vertical verandah pickets???

    What size posts would you suggest to support the weight of said gates?
    At the moment there are 90x90 H4 treated pine posts in place, but I intend to rip these out since they arent plumb.

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