Common Problems & Easy Solutions
As one of the leading UK suppliers of garden gates and driveway gates we take pride in the level of help and advice we are able to provide. With many years experience selling high quality timber and wrought iron style products at some of the most affordable prices online Garden Gates Direct are on hand to answer your questions or solve your installation problems not matter how small or large that may be.
If you would like to take advantage of our knowledge and experience to overcome a particular installation problem you may have, need technical advice or simply want to ask a question not covered on this page call now on 0844 804 5577 and a member of staff will be on hand to deal with your enquiry in a friendly and professional manner. Alternatively feel free to email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the online form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible.
Detailed below are some common problems that many homeowners will encounter when trying to specify and install a new gate to their garden or driveway.
I have looked through the designs i like but have been unable to find a size to fit the opening i need to span!
Despite the fact we sell hundreds of size and design combinations we are all too aware that it is not always possible to find the right product to meet your requirements. In these instances we generally recommend 3 choices to you.
For more details on how to measure the opening to ensure you order the correct size take a look through our easy to understand measuring guide or contact Garden Gates Direct now on 0844 804 5577 and we will be on hand to discuss your individual requirements.
I have a young family and am concerned about the children injuring themselves if the trip or fall against the gates and railings.
In this instance we recommend any design that does not feature any sharp edges, small gap where fingers can get trapped or spikes and pear tops where severe injury could occur as a result of a fall. Depending on your available budget and preferred material we have several popular options that should quell your safety concerns.
Wrought Iron Style Designs
Alternatively if these great value standard designs are not suitable for your requirements you could always consider taking advantage of a bespoke design service where we could modify the gates to suit your exact specification. For more information on our bespoke options send an email to email@example.com detailing your size, material and modification required and we will be happy to provide you with a competitive quote.
The ground sloes upwards in the area where the gate needs to swing open causing it to catch the ground part way open.
To overcome this problem there are a few options available including the following.
The existing wall is out of vertical and in a poor state or repair.
The common sense solution is to demolish the wall and rebuild to the required standard however we understand this is not only expensive but time also time consuming. Instead a faster and more affordable solution would be to install metal posts between the current opening. Whilst this will result in a reduction in width it will guarantee the gates are fixed securely in place.
I want to secure the gate with a key rather than using a fiddly padlock.
If you wish to use a key to lock the gate we are able to offer numerous locks to suit many of our gate designs. To find out more details about this increasingly popular option contact us now to get a quote.