Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Kitchen safety gate installed

We finally found an extending safety gate for the kitchen archway. It was supposed to be a quick and easy fit but our archway has skirting boards and for some reason, we thought we had to accommodate those in the measuring.

Once we realised it didn't matter (after watching a video online), it was indeed a quickish fit:
DB couldn't fit the bottom left catch as there simply wasn't room so he made this nifty bracket which works perfectly:
 This is a lift and swing style gate. The top of it originally had a swing lever. However I found it very difficult to operate it one handed so he removed it. Now I can simply lift with one finger if required, so much easier:


  1. These are a godsend with children and pups alike!

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    1. Thanks, seems to work when we remember to close it.

  3. When we did this for our pup many years ago he thought it was for training and promptly set about learning to scale it! Which he did within 10 days.

    1. So far, she hasn’t tried to climb the other gate so fingers crossed!

  4. Ha, ha that brings back memories. Our daughter used to open it to let her gran through it because my mother couldn’t work the latch!


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