- Field gate hinges
- Fitting hinges to existing pins
- Stopping your gates from being lifted off their hinges
- Stopping somebody unscrewing the hinges
- Building hinge pins into a wall
You’re probably familiar with Tee hinges, or Cross Garnet hinges as they are sometimes known, as they are quite a common hinge. They can be found on lightweight gates, garage doors, shed doors and even internal, cottage style, ledged and braced doors.
What size Tee hinges do I need?
As even the strongest Tee hinge is no match for the rest of the hinges mentioned below, you need to be looking at a hinge length of half the width of the door/gate you are hanging. So, on say, a gate width of 900mm, then you’ll need at least a 450mm hinge.For any gate or door over 2100mm (approx 7ft), then a third hinge should be added; though to be honest, if you’re hanging any external gate or door this tall then you should be really looking at a stronger hinge. The Tee hinges can be found in our gate hinges section of our shop.
These are similar to the Tee hinges, however, these feature two tapered straps. These are surface-mounted hinges and attach only with screws.These are used on bi-folding gates and doors (i.e. when hanging a gate (or door) from another gate (or door).) as an alternative to either the band and gudgeon or adjustable hinges.
Band & Gudgeon hinges
Sometimes referred to as hook and pin, hook and band or hook and ride hinges, the Band and Gudgeon gate hinges are a lot more substantial than the previously mentioned Tee hinges and used everywhere from timber gates, garage doors to stable doors.The Band and Gudgeon hinges come in two pieces; you’ve the rectangular hinge plate which attaches to the gate post, and the band which attaches to the gate. The hinge plate features a hook (or pin, hence the alternate name!) and the band sits over this hook. The hinge plate attaches to the post with screws, whilst the band attaches to the gate with screws and one coach bolt. Although not hard to fit, they are a bit more fiddly on account of the coach bolt that goes right through the gate or door.
The downside to the Band and Gudgeon hinges is that once fitted, with a bit of effort, the gates can be lifted off the hinge pins. To overcome this, it is recommended that the top hinge pin is fitted upside down (see below for more info).
Straight or cranked Band & Gudgeon hinges?
There are two versions of the Band and Gudgeon hinges: cranked and straight.The image shows the cranked hinge above the black straight hinge, viewed from above.
What size Band & Gudgeon hinges do I need
A rule of thumb for most gate hinges (Tee hinges excepted) is that the hinge length should be one third of the width of the gate or door it is fitted to for normal domestic use; so a 900mm (3ft wide or therabouts) wide gate would be fine with a 300mm (12″) hinge.For heavy duty use, then it should be half the width of the gate or door, i.e. a 900mm wide gate or door means a 450mm long hinge. For any gate or door over 2100mm (approx 7ft), then a third Band and Gudgeon hinge should be added.
Available sizes of Band and Gudgeon hingesThe Band and Gudgeon hinges come in various finishes (self colour, BZP, hot spelter galvanised, black, premium black and stainless steel) and lots of sizes (200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, 600mm, 750mm, 900mm, 1050mm and 1200mm), although not all finishes are available in all sizes. * Of the sizes listed above, we no longer sell the 200mm, 250mm and 350mm in black or galvanised, due to lack of demand. Looking for Band and Gudgeon hinges? You can fiind them here.
Adjustable Gate Hinges
These so exactly the same job as the cranked Band and Gudgeon hinges but they are adjustable as the name implies.Quite often used with gates that are being automated using the ram type above ground systems, they are ideal for manually operated gates as well and if you’ve never attempted to hang a gate before, then these may be for you. Like the hook and ride hinges, you’ve got a hinge plate which features a hook, a band which sits on the gate and also a long threaded bolt which has an eye on the end. The eye sits around the pin, whilst the other end of the bolt fixes through the band and the adjustment is via two nuts that tighten the bolt to the band.
Basically, once you’ve hanged your gates, you’ve got a bit of adjustment to level or shift the position of the gate; these are actually useful if, over time, your gate post sags down under the weight of the gates. If this happens, then in all likelihood, your gates will catch on the floor; with the adjustable hinges, it’s simply a case of altering the position of the gate.The adjustment is also handy for novice gate hangers, as you don’t have to get everything bang on level first time during fitting, you can pull the gates back to level once fitted. Like the Band and Gudgeon hinges, these attach to the gate post via screws whilst the band attaches with screws and one coach bolt.
As with the Band and Gudgeon hinges, once fitted, the gates can be lifted off the pins albeit with a bit of effort (again see below for more info).
Available adjustable gate hinge sizes
You have not got quite the same range of sizes of adjustable hinges than you have with the cranked band and gudgeons. Available sizes are 350mm, 450mm, 600mm, 750mm, 900mm and 1200mm.Available finishes are galvanised, black, premium black and stainless steel, though not all sizes are available in all finishes.
Can I use adjustable gate hinges on garage doors?
Yes, you can use adjustable hinges on garage doors, however, you will be limited slightly on how much you can adjust the position of the doors, due to the doors (usually) being trapped/enclosed within a frame and any adjustment will in most cases be minimal.
What size adjustable hinges do I need?
As with the Band and Gudgeon hinges, normal domestic use is one third the width of each gate. For heavy duty use, then half the width of each gate. Again, for anything over 2100mm (7ft) high, then a third adjustable hinge should be added.Get your adjustable gate hinges here!
Reversible hinges differ from the Band and Gudgeon hinges, as the pin is actually attached to the band. Rather than having a hinge plate, you have two hinge cups that sit above and below the hinge pin.
Available reversible hinge sizes
There is not quite the size range of adjustable hinges as there are Band and Gudgeon hinges but you’ve got a choice of 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, 600mm, 750mm, 900mm, 1050mm, 1200mm.
What size reversible hinges do I need?
We only use the heavy-duty reversible hinges, so again it’s one third the width or each gate or door for normal domestic use and half the width of each door or gate for heavy duty use.Reversible gate hinges can be found here!
Again, any gate or door over 2100mm (7ft) should have a third hinge added.
Field gate hinges
As the name suggests, traditionally used on Field gates and the great thing about these is (depending on how you fit them) they can allow the gates to swing both ways!Unlike all the other hinges mentioned above, field gate hinges wrap around the gates, which is why they are also known as wrap around hinges.
- Fieldgate hinge sets on 100mm (4″) square plates
- Adjustable bottom hinge field gate hinge sets on 100mm (4″) square plates
- Adjustable bottom hinge field gate hinge sets