Joined: Mar. 2014
||Posted: 04 Mar. 2015,21:11
It seems (for a variety of reasons that i'll not bore you with) that i will be using 9x9in timber posts to hang the gate after all.
One reason for wanting brick piers in the first place was because of the construction of the driveway: I need to have a tarmac drive on the road side of the gate (retained by half-battered PCC kerbs), a linear channel and setts between the piers (under the gate) and a gravel drive on the house side (again, retained by half-battered PCC kerbs).
With the above in mind, I was wary of using timber posts due to the variety of finishes/kerbs that need to meet at the base of them. Timber meeting concrete has never seemed to be a great idea to me. With a brick pier, it would have been much easier.
Should I set the posts within the gravel driveway and then work out some way to arrange the gravel/tarmac meeting further in front of the gate? Or is there a better way?
Over to the experts!
P.S. If the above makes no sense, I can add pics/diagrams tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.