Here's a picture of the my driveway. I live in the house on the right. driveway

The left side is my neighbors house. I want to build a gate where I've outlined the picture in red.

(Note: my neighbor has a similar driveway on the left side of his house and he built a similar gate and he attached part of the gate to his neighbor's house!)

What are my options for putting the posts for the gate?

Hinge side post: (1) attach the hinge side post to my neighbor's exterior wall (2) put the post into a hole in my driveway

Latch side post: (1) attach to my wall (2) out post into hole in driveway.

What are the pros/cons of each? What is sturdier? What is cheaper?

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    Simplest: ask permission to attach the gate to his wall. – ratchet freak Nov 18 '16 at 9:28
  • The hinge post is going to be handling all the weight and stress, so no matter which way you go, don't depend on a wall to hold it solidly. – Carl Witthoft Nov 18 '16 at 15:44
  • I would ask the neighbor how he did it and ask if you can do the same. If he is happy with the install he may give you a hand or explain it. People like to think they did a good job and if you use his as an example it may help you get permission. – Ed Beal Nov 18 '16 at 20:43

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