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Stairgates

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fifitot Sat 11-Jun-11 21:48:27

Help - we have narrow stairs with walls either side. The only place to put a gate at the top has a normal wall on one side but the newell post on the other which is rounded. It won't withstand the pressure of a pressure fix gate but because the post is rounded it won't fit the fixed in type.

Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is putting a block of wood on the post and fixing the gate to that.

diggingintheribs Sat 11-Jun-11 21:54:33

ours are round and quite narrow and the fixed one went in

how much space is there at the landing?

fifitot Sat 11-Jun-11 22:02:42

Not that much, I think a gate would fit but wonder how to fix it to post. it would fit with screws on one side to the wall but because it's a carved wooden post, not easy to screw right in. i think we would have to put an extra bit of wood on to it.

Thanks for reply.

diggingintheribs Sat 11-Jun-11 22:12:22

That is annoying

i was going to suggest you use the room divider around the stair (we have this at the bottom of ours - it does take up room though)

how about the retractable ones?

fifitot Sat 11-Jun-11 22:20:57

Yes thinking of the retractable ones but they are very expensive. They are my last resort as up to £90 each!

howzaboutthat Sat 11-Jun-11 22:23:10

We have something similar to [[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lindam-44341-Extending-Metal-Safety/dp/B002GKC0L4 this]] fitted between a wall and a banister. The banister is wide enough to take the fittings that the gate fixes in to.

howzaboutthat Sat 11-Jun-11 22:23:20

99http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lindam-44341-Extending-Metal-Safety/dp/B002GKC0L4 this]]

howzaboutthat Sat 11-Jun-11 22:23:33

ah! this !!

fifitot Sun 12-Jun-11 20:09:27

Thanks. I will either have to have a bit of wood attached to the wall and stair post or get the retractable one. Nothing is ever simple!

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