All our wooden gates and side hung garage doors are available made to the sizes you require (in both height and widths) in Hardwood (Meranti, Idigbo and European Oak), Accoya (Modified Softwood) and Softwood (Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood) unless stated otherwise.
All our gates are based on traditional, proven through the years, through wedged morticed and tenon jointed frame giving strength and rigidity.
Got gates? Looking for installation advice and a how to guide? Then please see our step by step gate fitting guide
What kind of wooden gates are you looking for?
We’ve split our timber gates into four categories, these can be found below. Click on the relevant image below for more gates within each category (i.e. to see all our driveway gates, click on “More info > Wooden driveway gates” below!).
Wooden gates made in pairs for your driveway or entrance More on Driveway gates
Pedestrian gates made to your requirements for your side/back gateway More Pedestrian gates
Smaller wooden gates ideal as for your garden
More on Garden gates
5 bar Estate gates
Wooden five bar Estate gates manufactured either with or without the ‘crook’ stile More on our Estate gates
Seen a gate you like but it’s not quite how you want it? Every gate can be customised to your exact requirements, for some ideas of what you can do please see our customise our gates section. Our gates can also be supplied double sided, in a choice of open boarded or close boarded – put simply you can have them how you want them!
Looking to automate your gates? All of our gates can be made suitable for automation!
Bespoke wooden gates
Gates made to your own designs. If you can sketch it, we can make it!
More on Bespoke wooden gates
Matching fence panels
And we don’t mean your typical rough sawn panels! Wooden fence panels
How do we make our gates?
We make them to last, it’s easy to say but you can find out more here how we make our gates and watch a video!
Looking for gate hinges, dropbolts, ringlatches?
You find it all here > Gate ironmongery
Wooden garage doors
Traditional wooden side hung garage doors made in a choice of hardwood and softwood
More on our Wooden garage doors
Softwood or Hardwood gates?
We manufacture our gates in five main timbers, Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood), Accoya (Modified Softwood), Prime European Oak, Meranti and Idigbo (all Hardwoods) and all are made exactly the same way whether you choose a Hardwood gate or a Softwood gate. For more information on the differences between softwood gates and hardwood gates, and for pictures of the timbers we use in the manufacture of our gates please see our softwood and hardwood timber samples page.
Fitting timber gates – A step by step guide to installing your gates
You may chose to fit your wooden gates yourself and will likely be wondering where exactly to start in the task of fitting your new wooden gates. We have complied several tips to show you how to hang your gates (some with video) for you below. If your are unsure of fitting the gates yourself then seek professional help – a local qualified Carpenter or Joiner will have no problems in installing your gates for you with the minimum of fuss. What we have tried to do is show you the easiest way of installing the gates with the minimum of experience, no one way of gate fitting is incorrect providing the end result is what is desired. Before you do charge off to get your gates hung be sure to get a coat of your chosen paint or stain on them as protection, you can read more info on what we recommend to paint or stain your wooden gates here.
Fitting gate posts
In almost all cases you will be hanging your wooden gates within some kind of gate posts, the type of post required varies on your situation.The two types of posts are either fixing stiles (for fixing to a wall or other structure) or posts for sinking into the ground.
For fixing to a wall or other structure (usually in the same material as your wooden gates.), the easiest gate post to fix and also the most economical to purchase.
More on fitting gate posts to a wall
For when there are no walls or structures present, choose either Sawn green oak posts or tanalised softwood posts (you can even opt for steel posts as well), slightly more difficult to fit as digging and concreting in is also required.
More on sinking gate posts into the ground
Fitting the gate hinges
We recommend and supply band and gudgeon hinges (also known as hook and pin or hook and band hinges) with all our gates (if you prefer, we can supply adjustable hooks and bands upon request). They are simple enough to fit and the most difficult part is lifting and positioning the gates prior to fitting the hinges to the posts. We do not recommend that you use butt hinges to hang your gates, they are not made for externally hung gates or doors!
Rather than overload you with information, we’ve split this section into two parts -
Don’t worry about positioning the gates within the opening yet, concentrate first on fixing the hinges to the gate/s
How to hang your gates
Once the hinges are fixed to the gate/s then you can move on to positioning them within your opening and getting them hung.
Looking for more fitting tips? Keep dropping by as this will be updated over the next couple of weeks.
Not confident of installing the gates yourself? A local carpenter or joiner will be able to assist, please contact us as we’ve worked with joiners/carpenters and builders throughout the UK and have compiled a list covering most areas of people who should be able to help you hang your gates with the minimum of fuss!
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