Available to buy with the made to measure Quorn 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.
The post is available in the following sizes:
10cm x 135cm - £21.00
10cm x 180cm - £25.50
Choosing the correct size post
The 135cm long post is designed to be concreted into the ground and recommended for use with Quorn gates up to the standard height of 90cm.
The 180cm long post is designed to be concreted into the ground and recommended for use with Quorn gates up to the maximum height of 122cm.
Wall-Mount: A Quorn 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 Quorn 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 135cm post, the hole would be 45cm + 20cm = 65cm). If the post is too long, either increase the depth of the hole or cut off any excess from the bottom of the post before installation and seal with a preservative. 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.
Only available for delivery when ordered with the Carlton Gates