Pressure Fit Stair Gates
Pressure Fit Stair GatesPressure fit stair gates are one of the most popular stair gate choices available today. This is due to the fact they are incredibly easy to install and won’t leave marks or holes in the walls, unlike screw fitting stair gates. Safetots has a wide range of options designed to fit almost any space, available in metal to suit the décor of your home. All gates come with a secure double locking mechanism, and many of these gates also come with a variety of features often not seen in other types of baby gates, such as two-way opening, stay open features, and auto close mechanisms. Read More
Unlike screw fitting stair gates that need to be fitted into the wall, pressure stair gates are mounted by putting pressure on the corners. They're incredibly easy to install and won't leave marks on your walls — perfect if you're living in rented accommodation or do not want to drill holes in your walls. A pressure fit stair gate will typically open outwards and is fitted securely to a doorframe using adjustable pressure pads at four corners of the gate, with the door supported by a U-shaped frame. This means they don't require any additional tools or equipment to install.
All of these baby gates are portable and versatile and can also be used as a room divider. Safetots has an extensive range of narrow and wide pressure fit stair gates, plus a selection of stair gate extensions. Whether you have larger doorframes or unusually shaped spaces, you can install your pressure fit gate almost anywhere without compromising your walls. If you're really short on space, then you might be interested in our retractable stair gates, which can be rolled up when not in use.
These pressure mounted baby gates are just as safe as screw fitted versions and are tested according to BS or EN standards where possible. However, one of the drawbacks to having a pressure fitted stairgate is that they have an external frame. This frame can pose a potential tripping hazard that can make these stair gates unsuitable for use at the top of stairs. This can be easily remedied by placing an extra tall gate on the second stair and pushing the trip bar to the back of the step. The extra tall pressure gates are approximately 25cm taller than a standard height gate, therefore ensuring the gate is still at a safe height when approached from the top of the stairs but removing the trip hazard.
We're experts in baby and child safety and only stock products from some of the most reputable brands, such as BabyDan, DreamBaby and our own high-quality range of Safetots stair gates. So, you can rest assured that you're choosing the best pressure fit baby gate for your home.
Shop the range of baby gates here at Safetots today. Our FAQs below should be able to answer any questions you may have, but if you don't see your query below, then our knowledgeable team are always on hand to help.
- What is a pressure fit stair gate?
- Pressure Fit Gates FAQ Schema
- How do pressure fit stair gates work?
- How to fit a pressure fit baby gate?
- Is the gap at the top of my pressure fit gate a fault?
- Can you use a pressure fit stair gate at the top of the stairs?
- Are pressure fit stair gates safe?
What is a pressure fit stair gate?
Pressure Fit Gates FAQ Schema
How do pressure fit stair gates work?
A pressure fit stair gate works by applying pressure to four spindles, two at the top and two at the bottom of the stair gate. No tools are required to install a pressure fit safety gate and no drilling or screwing into walls, doorways, and bannisters is necessary. This makes a pressure fitted stair gate the ultimate fuss-free option for installing a safety gate in any home or nursery.
Pressure fit stair gates benefit from being easy to install and versatile in that they can be fitted and removed easily. They can also be placed simply in alternative doorways of a similar size with no lasting damage to the area in which they are installed.
Auto close pressure fit stair gates are popular with families with older siblings. Benefitting from an auto close feature, this type of baby gate provides the extra security of automatically closing after use. Swing close pressure fit stair gates feature a secure closing mechanism but unlike the auto close stair gates, swing gates do not close automatically.
How to fit a pressure fit baby gate?
Is the gap at the top of my pressure fit gate a fault?
Can you use a pressure fit stair gate at the top of the stairs?
Are pressure fit stair gates safe?
Stair gates are increasingly becoming the product parents turn to once their baby or toddler shows signs of crawling and walking. Pressure fit stair gates are a popular choice due to the simplicity of installation and the added benefit of no tools needed for fitting and no lasting damage to walls and bannisters. Pressure fit baby gates are exceptionally safe if fitted correctly within the U-frame and if appropriate pressure is applied at the four pressure points at the top and bottom of the stair gate.
A pressure fit stair gate is more suited to the bottom of stairs due to the U-frame design comprising a trip bar that runs directly across the bottom of the gate. Due to the trip bar feature of a pressure fit safety gate, suppliers do recommend they are installed at the bottom of the stairs as opposed to the top. Should a pressure fit baby gate be the only option for the top of the stairs, an extra tall stair gate is recommended. By installing an extra tall safety gate directly below the top stair, the trip bar can be pushed to the back of the step, as opposed to being exposed as a potential hazardous raised bar on the top stair.
Pressure fit safety gates are suitable for any doorway in the home, upstairs or downstairs. They create an instant and safe room divider to keep your children from entering less safe areas of the home. All pressure fit stair gates are safe if installed correctly in doorways, at the bottom of stairs, or used as a divide between the indoors and outdoors.
All pressure fit baby gates have been tried and tested and comply with up-to-date BS or EN safety standards. Pressure fit stair gates are easier to install than screw fit gates and have the benefit of no screwing or drilling required. It is advised to test your pressure fit baby gate frequently by pressing on it to ensure no pressure has been lost during daily use. Extensions are available for most stair gates enabling you to create a safe room divide in doorways large and small.