Ordering Guide & Information

Ordering Guide & Information

 

Ordering online from Metal Gates Direct is fast and easy if you follow the intuitive navigation links on the left and right hand side of the website and familiarize yourself with all aspects of the product you wish to purchase (paying special attention to ordering sizes).

When deciding what to order please make sure you understand the points detailed below to avoid any disappointment when the item is delivered.

 


 

Ordering Sizes and Measuring the Opening

Width - The sizes shown on this website refer to the width of the opening into which the gates, railings or fence panels will fit. This means we have already made the required allowances for hinges, latches and fixings. For more information on this topic refer the measuring guide or contact us to clarify any point you may be uncertain of.

Physical Height - Unless stated otherwise all products listed for sale on this website are referred to by the physical height of the product. This means that no allowance has been made for ground clearance.

Height (once installed) – Products listed in this manner refer to the height once installed with a 50mm gap at the bottom for ground clearance. The physical height of the item will be 50mm (2”) shorter than stated.

 

Measuring Guide

 


 

Hinges, Latches and Fittings

With the exception of the Verona, Henley, Weston and Warwick designs (which must be purchased separately) all other items available to buy online within this website are supplied with the relevant hinges, latches, drop bolts and fittings.

Please note the type of hinge supplied will vary according to the gate design you choose (some are fixed, some are adjustable). In the case of drop bolts, smaller double gates are supplied with 1 x drop bolt and larger gates are supplied with 2 x drop bolts as standard.

 


 

Gate Latching

Single Gates - Unless stated otherwise all single metal gates can be fitted left or right hand hanging as they are supplied with the benefit of a universal latch fitting.  Gates with this style of latch can also be installed inward or outward opening (as viewed from the road side). In comparison to this any design that is detailed as having a sliding latch can only be fitted one way round (as standard). This basically means that if the item is listed as been right hand hanging it can only be fitted with the hinges on the right and must open inwards towards the property.

Any customer wishing to order a gate with a non standard hanging or latching configuration must contact us prior to ordering as we cannot be responsible for any errors on your part when ordering incorrectly.

Driveway Gates – All doubles are supplied with the latch fitting on the right hand gate leaf (as viewed from the road).

 


 

Security

All gates are sold with a latch fitting that has the ability to be secured using a padlock. If you would prefer to secure the gate using a key operated lock we can upgrade your order to include this. Should you be interested in this option please contact us prior to ordering to obtain a quote.

 


 

Metal Posts

When installing metal posts, it is essential that you take into account the space they will require. If unsure as to the size of posts required please contact us for assistance.

 


 

Made to Measure Sizes

Although we offer a large selection of standard sized products should you not see a size suitable for your requirements please contact us to discuss made to measure sizes.

 


 

Paint Finishes

With the exception of the Verona, Weston, Warwick and Henley designs all products sold on this website have a black primer coat as standard. This means they must be finished with at least 2 coats of exterior grade paint prior to the metal being exposed to the elements. If you would prefer to order factory painted gates, fence panels or railings refer to our page on paint finishes or contact us for further details.