The Turned Heel Gate, or Devon Heel, is a very stylish five bar gate. They are made from a planed, smoother finished softwood timber than our normal field gates. This smoother finish makes them ideal for use as driveway gates Our turned heel gates are made using mortise and tenon joints. See also Diamond Braced Gate . The standard turned heel gate is made using pressure treated softwood, but they are also available to special order in hardwood. Species for hardwood gates is either Iroko or Sapele.
Left hand or right hand hanging?
Our driveway gates are normally made as left-hand hanging, but can be made as right hanging to order. To work out whether you need left hand, or right-hand hanging gates visualise standing outside the property looking inwards. Whichever post the gate will be hinged (or hung) from then dictates if it is left or right hand.
Please advise when ordering gates if they are being hung as a pair (that would need 1 left and 1 right) or whether they are being hung independently of one another.
Stocked sizes and bespoke gates
Turned heel gates are normally made to special order. Standard sizes vary from 3′ (pedestrian) use, up to 12’ gates more suitable for larger vehicles or trailers. Bespoke size turned heel gates can be made to the nearest inch. The height of the top rail from the bottom of the stile (upright) is approximately 1.1 metres. Maximum size gate is 15’. Pricing is simple, an 11’ 4” gate would be charged at the same rate as a 12’ gate. Finally the distance from the bottom of the hanging stile to the top, curved rail is normally 1625mm
Posts and gate furniture
We carry a range of suitable softwood wooden posts and a comprehensive range of gate furniture. Minimum sized wooden posts would normally be 125mm x 125mm for 3’ and 4’ gates, 150mm posts for 5’ to 7’ gates and 175mm or 200mm gates for 8’ to 12’. Gate hanging sets are offered in 300mm, 450mm and 600m sizes from stock.
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