Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
OK gate latch
I bought this as a direct replacement for one that had broken (latch bar snapped in half) on a gate that is used fairly infrequently.
I found the latch bar to be slightly bent on opening the package but this did not seriously affect fitting or performance and wasn't bad enough to take it back.
The latch was straightforward to fit and it works well enough (it is only a latch after all).
It's difficult to rate reliability as the latch was only fitted a week ago.
The impression it gives is that it is not overly strong but it does the job and I reckon it's reasonable value for money (you get what you pay for) - it is also guaranteed for 12 months - but I would hope it will actually last a lot longer!
I also put a "stop" on the gate post to prevent the gate swinging back against the latch bar, which should avoid any occurrence of the original problem.
For a gate that gets a lot of use I would be more inclined to opt for a galvanised latch as a stronger (if slightly more expensive) alternative.
19 Apr 2015
if you want cheap buy
if you want something that works and will last more than a week dont buy
26 Feb 2015
Very easy to fit as you would expect. The swivel action of the latch is very fluid and doesn't get stuck which my previous one did.
I used jappened screws to finish the look off nicely.
11 Feb 2015
Most efficient gate latches
The service at screwfix was excellent. The product was easy to fit and very good value.
4 Feb 2015