Timber Gates/Wooden Gates

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We work closely with a number of joiners and carpenters which enables us to offer our customers a completely bespoke wooden gate installation. There are a variety of hard woods available for use, and we will research the availability, sustainability and practicability for your installation before advising you on our best recommendations. Posts will always be made from either oak or steel depending on the application.

Working with a number of local joiners/carpenters, we design, supply and install traditional hand-made wooden gates for manual or automatiic operation. Gates wil be manufactured from various hardwoods depending on the design, and all of our wooden gates will be constructed with mortised, doweled and glued joints to provide a robust and long-standing installation. For standard close-boarded infill, we use 120mm x 20mm TG&V boards set within the gate frame which is framed ledge and braced.

One of the more common hardwoods used is Iroko. Iroko is a top quality hardwood which is yellowish/brown in colour and is similar to teak in its properties. This wood makes excelent entrance gates, both for the aesthetic aspect and also for its durability. Another reason for using Iroko when manufacturing our wooden gates is it's excellent resistance to cracking and splitting. Oak or Steel posts are made to suit the gates depending on location and customer preference.

On Wooden Gates (and posts) we would always recommend that a minimum of two coats of wood preserver is applied, such as a Sikkens stain or Danish Oil. This will make sure that as the gates naturally weather, they are protected against fungi growth and splitting/cracking. Where a preserver is used as the only finish, it is highly recommended that this is repeated annually. In addition to these clear preservers, there are a number of coloured stains/finishes available which require less ongoing maintenance.