How to Measure: This will bring up the image of how to measure for gates and railings. Image below:
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“Accurately measuring the width your railings or gate are going to fit in between is essential. Please measure to the closes mm (0.1 cm). To measure ensure that the measure is flat/shortest distance between the gap. Measure at 3 different levels in the gap. Top middle and bottom.
From these 3 measures take the smallest measure. The smallest measure is your width that you need to enter into the website. And make this measure to the nearest cm and mm, eg 120.2 cm.
The reason for the 3 measures is that although your wall or pillars or the surface you wish to fit your gate or railing into may look the same width all the way up, you will often be surprised that this is not the case. The metal posts need to be set/fitted vertical and free of any obstructions, eg any items sticking out of a wall or any curves in a wall.
Ensure that your measure is held horizontal, any bow/curve in the measure will increase your measurement.
Remember your gates/railings are metal, there is some small give on the connections, however other than this metal will not give and cannot be easily modified on site. A wrong measure can mean that the gate or railing panel or run needs to be re-created or modified back at the workshop to fit.
For railing runs the measurement is more prone to error as small errors over long railing runs, kinked or not level tape measures can cause issues to the accuracy of the measurement.