# What is the standard size of a field gate?

## What is the standard size of a field gate?

Our standard five bar field gates come in both left hand and right handed options (identifiable by the fixings bolts). Our standard sizes (always in stock) are 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 9ft, 10ft, 11ft and 12ft.

### How are field gates measured?

Measure the distance between the inside faces of your posts. Then deduct 240mm from this and then divide by two for the size of each gate. For example, if the distance between posts was 3000mm, minus 240mm hinge and catch allowance equals 2760mm. This then divided by two equals 1380mm for each gate.

#### How wide should farm gates be?

A major consideration when siting a gate is the width of the opening. The modern standard for a gate opening is 14 feet. When a large opening is required (greater than 14 feet), many producers will opt to install two opposing, smaller gates that meet in the center of the gateway or lane.

How do you attach a gate to a fence?

Install hinges and attach the gate to the fence. Put the gate into place, supporting it on the bottom with a 2×4 (1.5 inch off ground). Use a pencil to mark where the hinge should go on the post, and then put the gate down. Predrill where the screws will go.

What can you do with a field fence?

A field fence can be erected for a wide variety of reason. Building contractors use them for erosion control. Farmers and homeowners can use them as property line markers and to build animal pens. Some types of field fence, especially those used by contractors for erosion control, are bright orange heavy duty plastic.

## What should the spacing be for a field fence?

Posts and caps sufficient to cover fence distance-Normal spacing is six to ten feet between posts. A field fence can be erected for a wide variety of reason. Building contractors use them for erosion control. Farmers and homeowners can use them as property line markers and to build animal pens.

### How big of a Gate do I need for a rail fence?

The “X” Rail Gate can be built as single gates or double gates. The gates can be hung with our Central Eye Double Strap Hardware (8312). Gates hung between the posts can be hung on either a square or round post. Requires 4.5 to 5.0 inches between gate and post (filler blocks can be used). Gates open approximate 100 degrees in each direction.