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Adding additional strengthening
Adding Covered with a protective coating of zinc. metal The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.
Outside gates can take a fair bit of punishment so you can never make them too strong.
A few galvanized metal plates/straps over the joins won’t spoil the look one bit if the gates are to be painted.
Galvanized metal plates were fixed over each A middle horizontal support piece of wood. and A vertical side member of a sash. meeting, eight altogether: four on each gate.
Adding galvanized Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift.
Galvanized metal straps were fixed over the ends and edges of each top/bottom The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence. and stile where they met. There were eight altogether: four on each gate.