When it comes to securing your garden, gate fixings should not be overlooked. Not only do they provide a visual deterrent for potential intruders, they also provide a secure boundary for your property. Yet, with a wide range of gate fixings available, it can be tough knowing what to use.
Here, we explore various gate hinges to ensure a durable and quality finish for your fence.
Tee hinges, also known as Cross Garnet hinges, comprise a rectangular-shaped knuckle which fits to the gate post, and a tapered strap that fits to the gate for extra security.
They are commonly used on lightweight gates or shed doors and are available in light, medium and heavy duty gauges.
As a surface mounted hinge, Tee hinges are fairly easy to install. Simply position it in-line with your gate and fix your screws in place.
Important tip: Don’t just use any old screws to install your gate fixings. When exposed to the elements, standard screws with no surface coating can rust and corrode. We recommend using ruspert screws for maximum durability.
What size Tee hinge should I use?
Choosing the correct size hinge for your gate is crucial if you want to keep it hanging – a hinge too small simply doesn’t offer enough stability.
With Tee hinges, you’ll want to use a hinge length of at least half the width of the gate you’re hanging. For instance, a 1000mm wide gate will need a 500mm Tee hinge.
For any gates above 2100mm, a third hinge should be added to support the additional weight. Plus, if you’re hanging a gate this tall, we recommend using a strong, heavy duty hinge.