DIY – Slat Gate Installation Guide

Slat Gates: what are they?

If you seek an elegant solution for securing your home’s entrance or access to your pool, slat gates are the ideal choice. They seamlessly blend security, functionality, and aesthetics, making them a favourite among both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. 


Locally crafted in Western Australia, slat gates are versatile, cost-effective and tailored to your needs. Robust, they can be made of welded steel or aluminium frames requiring minimal maintenance yet lasting a lifetime. Slat gates come in different colours and with different slat spacing options, making them a perfect fit for driveways, front entrances, property boundaries, or ensuring secure pool entry.


Known for their straightforward installation, our slate gates are crafted in our workshop in Maddington. They can either be installed by our team or sold as a kit to assemble for the ultimate DIY project. 

Slat gates: why opt for a DIY kit?

DIY projects offer multiple benefits. First of all, they are a great solution to save money as they often prove to be more cost-effective than hiring professionals. Then, they are a great way to empower individuals to tap into their creativity, and their manual and problem-solving skills, fostering a sense of accomplishment. Indeed, seeing a project through from conception to completion is a great source of satisfaction and pride. 


DIY projects are also very good for digital disconnection as they have us focusing on one task at a time. Some say they can even be a source of relaxation and stress relief… …although we all know this is true only if everything goes well together! This is why at Mackson, we support you along the way. Our team is available here to guide you through the process if you find yourself stuck in some ways. 


Whether it’s home improvement, crafting, or repair work, DIY endeavours not only offer tangible results but also promote a sense of personal fulfilment.


At Mackson, we are not only here to provide you with stylish solutions to secure your home but also to help you make it a doable project. We are aware of the price restrictions that can prevent you from getting the job done by professionals, that’s why our slat gates come in DIY kits. It saves you the labour costs while still enabling you to get the gate you’ve always wanted. 

DIY Slat Gates: what’s in it?

Mackson DIY gates kits are created to provide you with the materials you need to do the job on your own. The elements in our kits need to be completed with tools from your toolbox in order to drill, screw, and fix. 

Our kits include:

  • 1 Fully Welded Steel Frame 
  • 2 Metal 50x50mm Posts 
  • 2 Black Plastic Flat Caps 
  • 2 Nylon Hinges
  • 1 D&D LokkLatch Deluxe

From your toolbox, you’ll need:

  • A tape measure
  • Screwdriver
  • A driller 
  • Drool bits 
  • Ramset plugs 
  • Screws
  • A level 
  • A hammer

We also recommend that you use equipment such as safety glasses, hard boots and thick work gloves to avoid injury. 

Customisable,  you can choose the slat colours and gap size to match your desired look and functional requirements. With 6 different stock slat colours available, you can create a gate that suits your property’s aesthetics.

DIY Slat Gates: Mackson’s quality and warranty

With extensive experience working for residential, commercial and architects across Western Australia, Mackson has established itself as a trusted partner to enhance and secure your space. Locally owned and operated, with a wide range of customisable and durable products, Mackson also stands out by the skills, friendliness and availability of its team. 


At Mackson, we operate with unwavering integrity, honesty, and compassion. We are dedicated to offering continuous support and assistance throughout your projects. This commitment extends to our team remaining readily available to provide you with guidance on your DIY project if needed. 

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