Railing Measuring Guide

Railing Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide Explained

You do not need to worry about the size of the railing itself. At Gates and Railings Direct we take care of that. All you need to do is follow the railing measuring guide to measure the space that the railing or railings will occupy.

Measure the height from the ground up to the top of the wall or the bottom of your coping stone.

Just measure straight from pillar to pillar or post to post.

Do not allow for any clearances between the supporting pillars, posts or the opening as we do this for you.

If you look at the diagram above you will see exactly where you need to take your measurements from.

Should you require more than one railing, use the same railing measuring guide above. All we need is the amount of railings required when starting the ordering process. For this reason please measure each gap for your railings separately, as some gaps may look the same visually but can differ slightly when measuring.

Please Do Not Allow For Clearances

Even if you don’t require any posts, we still need the full size of the gap from pillar to pillar.

If you are still unsure then don’t hesitate to drop us a quick call (0191 6911338) or a message via the Contact page. A member of our team will be more than happy to help with any queries you may have.

We appreciate that you still maybe be a little unsure as to what or where to measure. If this is the case please send us a photograph and we will mark on exactly where you need to take your measurements from.

All we want to do here at Gates and Railings Direct is make your life as easy as possible.

What We Put In For Clearance

Firstly we have accounted for 25mm per side for an adjustable bracket, which we will place either side of your pillar wall.

Secondly we have accounted for 10mm for a foot/base plate if fitting on to top of a wall.

Finally we have accounted for a 50mm clearance for each individual post.

If You Require Posts

If you require posts we still need the full size of the gap. From there Gates and Railings Direct will do all the work for you. You can select posts when placing your order.

Unique Sizes And Spaces

Of course we you may have a particularly difficult space that needs a railing. If this is the case please give us a call. Ultimately, all of our gates and railings are custom made at our forge, by our skilled iron workers. Therefore we can create a gate or railing for whatever space you have, no matter how difficult.