Wooden Five bar gates from Suffolk Farm Fencing
Quality Five Bar Gates are available in lengths from four to twelve feet.
These are British made softwood field gates with symmetrical vertical stiles for universal hanging.
They are pressure treated green and galvanised bolts are used in their construction.
Vertical stile. 95mm x 71mm
Diagonal brace. 71mm x 21mm
Horizontal bars. 71mm x 21mm
Our Gate hardware is suitable for the installing of all sizes of the Wooden Five Bar Gates. Details here
You can find an installation video guide here
Firstly you need to decide whether you would like a single gate entrance or a pair of gates. If you are having a pair of wooden gates, you can either have them the same size, or you can choose to have one of the gates smaller than the other to provide a pedestrian entrance.
Next, you can choose whether to hinge your gate from the back of the posts, or in between the gate posts. To hang a single wooden gate between two gate posts, measure the distance between the posts and minus 125mm (approximately 5 inches). This will leave you enough room for an adjustable hinge set and a latch. By using this method your gate can swing inwards and outwards.
To hang a single gate on the rear of two gate posts
Measure the distance between the two posts and add an extra 75mm. This method allows the gate to swing open one way only.
To hang a pair of gates in between the gate posts
Measure the space between the two posts and minus 225mm to allow space for the two hinge sets and latch in the middle. Then divide the remaining measurement by two to give you the size each gate needs to be. This method allows both gates to swing either way.
To hang a pair of wooden gates on the rear of the posts
Measure the space between the 2 posts and add an extra 50mm. This will ensure your gates overlap the posts enough and leave room in the middle for a latch. You can then divide the measurement by two to give you the size each gate needs to be. This method allows each gate to swing one way.
For our 5 bar wooden gates we recommend 2.4m gate posts, allowing approximately 900mm in the ground. If the gates width 8ft or less a 150mm x 150mm gate post will be sufficient. For gates wider than 8ft, a 175mm x 175mm wooden gate post will be more suitable.
Note: Never shorten a post and place the cut end in the ground. It will destroy the integrity of the treatment and cause the post to fail very quickly.