Essex Area Ramblers

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The British Standard for Gaps Gates and Stiles has been revised.

BS5709:2018 explained

The Standard covers gaps, pedestrian gates, bridle gates, kissing gates, dog gates, horse stiles of two kinds, kent carriage gaps, and step over and flat top pedestrian stiles.

These explanatory pages cover ten ‘rules’ applicable to allcompliant structures. Examples are then given of a gap, a bridle/pedestrian gate, three kissing gates and two stiles.
Rules specific to each structure type are shown beside them. The standard also includes horse stiles, other bridle gates, dog gates, horse step through gates and the kent carriage gap