Gates : Design List
A traditional design of timber field gate, commonly available in 3000mm and 3600mm lengths from fencing contractors and agricultural suppliers. Design details will vary between manufacturers and according to local/traditional styles.
A traditional design of one-way opening timber bridleway gate providing a clear width of 1525mm to accommodate access by pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders. It will also be accessible to wheelchair users if a suitable latch is fitted.
Two designs of galvanised steel bridle gate, providing one-way and two-way opening options. Both have a clear gate width of at least 1525mm, are self closing, and are fitted with a latch that is suitable for use by horseriders (without dismounting) and can be reached by people in wheelchairs.
A traditional design of 1200mm wide timber pedestrian wicket gate providing a gap width of 1100mm. It will also be accessible to wheelchair users if a suitable latch is fitted.
A very simple design of 1100mm wide 'self-build' timber pedestrian wicket gate, constructed solely from 88 x 25 rails, providing a gap width of 1000mm. It will also be accessible to wheelchair users if a suitable latch is fitted.
An alternative, but narrower, design of simple 'self-build' timber pedestrian wicket gate. In common with 2. 5 , it is constructed solely from fencing rails. Standard widths are 450mm and 600mm, but height and width can be adapted to suit the location.
Two designs of pedestrian wicket gate fabricated from galvanised steel. The one-way option has a clear width of at least 1000 and is fitted with a standard auto-latch. The two-way option, with a gate width of 1570, is identical to the two-way gate
shown in 2. 3 , except that it has a low level 'Easy Latch' handle designed primarily for pedestrians and wheelchair users. Both gates are fitted with self closing hinges.
A basic V-shaped design of timber kissing gate. The narrow kissing enclosure makes it stockproof, without the use of self closing hinges, but restricts its use to pedestrians. It may be unsuitable for people with disabilities or mobility difficulties and for walkers with large rucksacks.
A design of kissing gate that has been developed for use primarily on National Trails and Long Distance Routes. A square outer enclosure allows walkers with large rucksacks to pass through, but the low level inner V enclosure ensures that it is proof against sheep and lambs without the need for self closing hinges.
A rectangular design of timber kissing gate, with an internal length of 1200mm, that is accessible to all users, except horseriders, pedal cyclists, motorcyclists and people with motorised wheelchairs. Self-closing hinges are necessary to ensure that it is stockproof.
A rectangular design of kissing gate, similar to 2. 10 , except that the internal length is extended to 1600mm. It is accessible to all users except horseriders. Self closing hinges are necessary to ensure that it is stockproof.
A heavy duty galvanised steel kissing gate which provides access for pedestrians, cyclists and users of manual wheelchairs. A 'Radar' lock on the gate latch also allows disabled people using larger motorised wheelchairs to pass through. Self closing hinges ensure that it is stockproof, although the hoops may require netting against lambs.
An unusual type of gate designed and manufactured by a specialist supplier. Two chained posts, pivoting from a ground level beam, are moved apart to allow walkers to step through: releasing the posts allows them to fall back into place. It has a number of distinct advantages and disadvantages over conventional pedestrian gates. If properly used and maintained, it is stockproof.
A design of gate that is stockproof but which is readily accessible to people in wheelchairs. Its complex design means that it may be visually intrusive in sensitive locations. It also requires special hinges, which may be difficult and expensive to fabricate.
An unusual, but effective, steel gate designed primarily to prevent motorcycle access and best suited to urban/suburban locations. It operates, in part, like a turnstile, with a 2750mm gate rotating inside a semicircular outer steel enclosure. Stop posts limit the rotation of the gate and restrict access by certain types of user.
A kissing gate, specifically designed for installation in deer fences, with the gate and kissing enclosure both being 2000mm high. The 900mm depth of the enclosure makes it proof against livestock and deer but limits access by some users.