The Kissing Gate is a common sight and an easily recognisable gate form seen in the countryside. There are many quaint stories around the name of the gate, however it is most likely that it comes from the fact that the gate leaf swings both ways and touches or kisses each side of the structure. They can be made from timber or metal and are useful for areas where space is limited. These are a popular choice when an old gateway or stile needs to be replaced as they give access to a wide variety of user.
When a new gate is being installed, perhaps to replace a stile or other format, it is necessary to consider who and what needs access. If there are no livestock then a traditional leaf gate might be appropriate, or to give greatest access, even leaving just a gap might suffice. If there are animals in fields and there is a public right of way, then the Kissing Gate could be the best option.
The Mobility Kissing Gate from First Fence is a galvanised 7-rail format that is ideally suited to the outdoor setting and has a longer lifespan than a timber version. The gate is similar in appearance to the Farm Gate range available from First Fence. It is a dig in format which will require Post Mix to fix it securely into the ground. This is the largest gate available in this range and should allow some pushchair and wheelchair/mobility vehicle user access, please check before using. Kissing Gates can be more restrictive than a traditional leafed gate but are particularly suited on farm land where livestock needs to be kept safe and secure.
This Kissing Gate has an installed height of 1200mm, length in the fenceline of 2400mm and width across the hoops of 1850mm. It comes with a Springbolt to latch it in place. The gate is also available as a Pedestrian Kissing Gate.
First Fence has a range of products suitable for the rural environment from farm gates to estate railings, sheep hurdles and a range of wire netting products. If you have any questions about this or any of our ranges, please get in touch and a member of the sales team will be happy to help you. We can be reached by calling 01283 512111 or by using the online chat tool.