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Is it possible to install metal gates DIY?

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One question we hear quite often here at SL Wrought Iron, is can our metal gates be installed DIY? And the answer is yes, they can. However, there are a few things to consider before diving straight in.

Our metal gates may have an ornate look and go through thorough processes to ensure their robustness and reliability, but don’t let that fool you into thinking installation is more complicated than it is. More often than not, installing them is a lot easier than you might think for a competent DIYer. The most important thing is to ensure that the gate you purchase fits the space where it will be installed, both in height and width. That said, let’s take a deeper look into DIY gate installation and see if it’s the right option for you.

What are you options when it comes to gate installation?

The DIY route

If you’re planning on installing a gate DIY, it’s crucial to ensure you have all the essential tools and equipment and a solid grasp of the installation process. However, don’t worry about it being too tricky since you’ll always receive easy-to-follow instructions along with your gate and installation kit.

If you plan to install one of our metal gates, it’s important to remember that they can be quite heavy and difficult to lift on your own. Therefore, we highly recommend enlisting the help of a friend or family member to make the installation process safer and more efficient. By doing so, you’ll not only save time but also ensure that the gate is installed correctly and securely.

If you need fence posts as well as a gate, we can also supply both hinge and latch gate posts that can be easily bolted or concreted in, depending on your preferred attachment style and the gate placement. All you need to do is take your time and follow the instructions carefully. If you do, you’ll have your gate up and running in no time. Many of our customers who opt for DIY installation often mention that they found the process to be quite manageable!

Have your gate installed by our experts

If you’re worried about the installation process, you can always count on our professional team to help. We understand that not everyone has the time or expertise to install a gate, which is why we offer our services to customers within a 16-mile radius of our Accrington factory. Our team of experts is highly skilled and experienced in gate installation, and we take pride in providing excellent service to our customers. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help with gate installation.

Bring in the help of a builder or handyperson

If you happen to live outside of the 16-mile radius and require assistance with installing your gates, there’s no need to worry. Any handyperson or builder near your location should be able to get the job done just fine. Our gates are simple to install, so there’s really no need to seek out a professional gate fitter! So rest assured that you’ll still be able to enjoy the benefits of our gates without any hassle.

And that’s a brief overview of installing our metal gates! Simple right? However, if you find yourself with additional questions or would like more information on installing metal gates DIY, no matter where you live, our team is always on the other end of the phone.

Our experts will be happy to provide you with any and all the details you need to feel confident in the choice you make for your gate’s installation. So don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 01254 236994. Alternatively, you can email us at We’re always happy to help!