Hi everyone, I just moved into a house and we're looking to replace our side-gate latch with a simple, i was thinking, combination lock. We want locked access when entering from the street, but easy access when leaving the house through the gate as we'll be taking bikes, bins down the side.
I was wondering something like the below lock could work. but if you look at the photos below, I don't really understand how I'd affix this to brick. Does anyone have any suggestions for a) a latch and lock and b) how we'd do this all? As you can tell, I don't really have a clue so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your question about how to choose a lock for your side gate.
The Ikonic Satin Chrome Digital Entry Lock is perfect for when you need secure access but require the convenience of keyless entry. The entry Lock requires you to have a minimum door thickness of 35mm otherwise the lock will be loose and non-effective. I suggest adding wood to your mounting point on the fence with three cut-out rectangles at 15cm x 20cm. I recommend using the 897 x 600 x 12mm Project Panel BC Plywood.
I suggest painting the rectangles white so that they will not get damaged in the rain. Drill pilot holes so that all three rectangular panels will be sandwiched together. Once they are mounted you can now begin installing the lock, please note it is also important to see where the locking bolt will settle once you've assembled the lock.
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Hi everyone, good news, I had a locksmith install this gate for me yesterday (I realised it was going to be far too challenging doing this myself). I used your instructions to relay to the locksmith what I was wanting and he did a great job.
Thanks so much for your help - see photos below
It's fantastic to hear that the Bunnings Workshop community was able to help with this project @carpedion.
Thank you so much for the photo updates. I'm glad we could help out, I recommend painting the exposed timber so that it will be protected from the weather. If you have any other ongoing projects, please don't hesitate to share them. We would be more than happy to provide advice and information should you need it.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.