Available to buy with the Drayton Double Gates is this 10cm square post, made from smooth sawn Scandinavian Redwood that has had the same pressure treatment as the gate, to preserve the timber for a long maintenance free life.
This post is available in the sizes below:
- 10cm x 10cm x 165cm = £36.00
- 10cm x 10cm x 180cm (For made to measure orders with a height/side height of 120cm) = £37.50
Wall-Mount: A Drayton Double Gate Post can be fixed to a brick wall using frame fixing screws or masonry bolts (not supplied). Cut the post to same height as the gate and seal the cut with preservative. When wall mounting a post, leave a gap between the ground and the bottom of the post to avoid trapping moisture. This will help to extend the life of your post.
Concrete-In: When burying a Drayton Post into the ground, the hole should be approximately 30cm in diameter and a third of the length of the post plus 20cm deep (i.e on a 165cm post, the hole would be 55cm + 20cm = 75cm). Once you have dug your hole, fill with 20cm of gravel to aid drainage and extend the life of the post. Sit the post on the gravel and fill the remaining hole with concrete. Use a spirit level to make sure your post stays vertical as you fill with concrete. Check the drying time of the concrete you have chosen to use and do not hang the gate until it has hardened, usually 24 hours or more after pouring.