To date, the swing gates are quite popular. And there is nothing surprising here, because they differ in affordable cost, as well as reliability of the design.
The main elements of such fences are:
Frame. In the process of its creation, metal or wood can be used. Often, metal structures are used. This is due to the fact that such gates are more durable and reliable.
Racks. These are special supports that allow you to fix the gate well.
Finishing material for lining the fence.
Castles and bolts.
To create racks, various materials can be used. The most common are:
Natural stone or brick. The stone is the best solution. This is due to its non -standard sizes.
Concrete pillars (it can be bought or poured directly on the site).
The choice of location
When planning the installation of swing gates, it is important to initially determine their location. This is the starting point, from where the further work starts. Often, the installation site affects the appearance of the entire structure.
For example, you need to install a fence for the backyard, on the entrance to the garden, etc. In such a situation, the design of the gate will be extremely simple. If we are talking about the formation of the front gates, then the costs will be an order of magnitude higher.
The best option is the creation of a gate along with the fence. If you have a hedge on your site or you are going to expand the passage and you need other gates, then you need to freely measure all the necessary sizes.
It is important that the gates are made in a general stylistic solution with other designs on the site. When I bought myself swing gates, they were just under the general style.
It is necessary to measure the size of the opening for the future gates in advance. To determine the height, it should be borne in mind that from below the gate, often, there remains a small technical clearance. Its size will depend on the coverage of access roads.
If asphalt, concrete or tile lies in nearby areas, then five to seven centimeters of the lumen will be enough. If the soil is not strengthened (grass grows on it), and the surface cannot be called quite flat, then you will have to leave about ten centimeters.
Additionally, it is worth providing a gap between the sashes. This will provide an opportunity to level any displacements of racks.