We went off to research more gates and before long we discovered La Maison de Portails. A new word learned, Portails. Gates. Good to know.
We have now looked at more gates than we can poke a remote control at and with varying prices ranging from almost €5,000 to €2,500 there doesn’t seem to be much of a contest. Best price wins.
It’s all very complicated. Try discussing how you’re going to run the electricity from the carport up the flower bed in French when you speak at the speed of a three year old. Challenging to say the least.
Finally we found nice gates on sale at yet another shop and with our newfound knowledge of gates including the portillon (the small side gate) we were off and running.
Hopefully that’s the research done and we can get these gates sorted.