End Posts: “Please ensure that you are careful in making your selections for the End Post options.An “End Post” is the post that is at the end of a railing run. Or gate. Clearly a gate will have either 1 or 2 posts on either side of the gate. A railing run of any size will also have End Posts as Left or Right or both or none.
The number of posts is critical to the size of your panels and pricing. If the post selections are wrong then you will find your panels are either too big or too small, which will mean that one of your panels or all panels will need to be remade.”To identify the Left and/Or Right posts for a gate or railing run then please consider the posts location left, right or both from the perspective looking from the street or outside of the house or enclosed area.”
Posts may be either 4,5,6,7,8 cms square each. The selection will have an impact on your railing panel width sizes and costs but also will impact on the look and feel of your railings. Too thick and the railings can look too small. We find that 40mm2 is best for shorter gates and railings and 50mm2 is best for tall railings and tall gates.
You may go for the extra size to give a feeling of more security or if you simply have a preference for thicker posts to enable a larger post with a larger base size to be added, so that the base of a post cap does not go over the post top width.
Your posts may be selected as above or below ground. This will impact on price but also select for the terrain that you are to be installing onto. This option does not effect the railing panel size or railing panel cost.
See also information on how to measure for gates and railings.
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.