Replacement of a side gate frame

southampton_door southampton_door2Replacement of a side gate frame reusing the gate, note the lead ‘hat’ on the new frame, this will prevent the top of the frame from rotting again,also i fix the frame about 1/2″ ( 12mm) off the ground so that no moisture can creep up from ground level, these two simple precautions will extend the life of the timber frame considerably, indeed it will probably last with a proper paint finish until the end of this century!