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Fitting Gate and Fence Posts

Fit Posts. Whether your putting in new wooden gate posts for driveway gates or placing new fence posts, the procedure for doing this remains the same.

Safety First:

It is advised to wear appropriate PPE when fitting your posts. As you will be using either a post digger or spade wear steel toe cap boots – it’s no joke if you hit your foot! Also, with the use of fast set concrete, gloves and eye protection should be used.

You will be digging to a depth of approx 800mm. Ensure you have no services running under the area. If you still have them, inspect the original plans of the house or get a detector to check. Some services may have moved so do take extreme care when digging.

Type of Post:

It is crucial you select the right type of wooden post. There are many cheap wooden posts out there which claim to have a 10 or 15 year guarantee against rot or fungal growth. This is somewhat true – but only if you DON’T place them in the ground, no good for gate or fence posts! Hence why you are probably replacing posts sooner than you should be. Simply inspect the post when you remove it!


Fit Posts: Tools required

Instructions on how to Fit Posts:


If placing a second post in for a gate or driveway gates. Set up as follows:

That’s it…your posts should be fitted and ready for your gate!

Next, learn how to fit a Wooden Driveway Gate or to get a Professional Painted Finish.

By Gates and Fences UK


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