Yes, all our gates are made to measure within certain size restrictions.
Our close boarded gates have tongue and groove boarding fitted into them meaning you cannot see through the boarding. In an open boarded gate the tongue and groove boarding is replaced by timber infill with gaps of no more than 2″ (50mm) between each piece of timber infill meaning that the gates can be seen through. An example of an open boarded gate can be viewed here.
All our gates are EX 3″ (75mm) thick finishing at approx 2 3/4″ (69mm) thick. EX refers to the sawn size of the timber.
All our gates can be modified to accept automation, for above ground automation we double brace the rear of the gates and for below ground automation we manufacture the gates with a solid EX 6″ (EX 150mm) solid bottom and double brace the gates. Please see our wooden gates suitable for automationpage.
Yes, this can be done with the Denbigh, St Asaph, Bala, Harlech gates but is not suitable for the Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Colwyn or Curved headed gates. For more information please see Customise your gates.
No, as we do not feel a DIY installation is any substitute for a professionally installed kit from a manufacturer approved installer. For more information on our range of gates to suit automation please see our automated gates section.
Wooden garage doors
No, we manufacture traditional side hung wooden garage doors, bi-folding doors and sliding doors.
Yes, all our wooden garage doors are made to measure within certain size restrictions.
All our garage doors (unless you request otherwise) have as standard a rebated meeting stile (i.e. the doors overlap when closed).
All our garage doors are EX 2″ (50mm) thick finishing at approx 1 3/4″ (44mm) thick. EX refers to the sawn size of the timber.
Unfortunately we no longer offer this service.
We do not recommend using butt hinges to hang your garage doors due to the greater weight of these compared to say front doors. Also in the main garage doors open out and if hung using butt hinges and the wind was to catch the doors then in all probability the door would be ripped off the frame. It is recommended that you use band and gudgeon hinges to hang your doors.
All the ironmongery we supply is available in black as well as galvanised with following exceptions – Garage door holders (black only), Lockable dropbolts (galv only), mortice deadlocks / sashlocks (polished brass only) and brass handles.
Garage door holders fit onto the inside top edge of the garage doors and underside of your frame/lintel. When you open your garage doors they lock into place holding the doors open, to close the doors simply release the holders by pulling the cord. For more information on the garage door holders please see here.
A mortice sashlock has a lock as well as a latch – the lock can be opened from either side by use of the keys, whilst the latch can be opened from either side by use of a pair of handles. A mortice deadlock just has the lock which again can be opened from either side by use of the keys supplied.
A rebate kit is used when fitting either a mortice sashlock or deadlock to a pair of doors with rebated meeting stiles (i.e. the doors overlap when closed) such as our garage doors.
Yes, this is called keyed alike locks these are available as a special order for both the mortice deadlocks and mortice sashlocks.
All our gates and garage doors are handcrafted in our workshops in North Wales by time served tradesmen.
It depends on how busy we are when you place your order, please contact us for current lead times.
No, but you are more than welcome to visit our workshops and view our samples and whatever we happen to be manufacturing at the time.
All our gates and doors are available in Softwood (Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood), Accoya (Modified Softwood), Meranti, Idigbo and Prime European Oak (all hardwoods), unless stated otherwise. Samples of the five timbers can be viewed here – Timber samples. Other timbers are available on request – please contact us.
Hardwood is stronger than softwood, coming from slow growing deciduous trees meaning the timber has tighter grain. Softwood comes from faster growing evergreens. To the consumer hardwood is a more attractive and in the main the more durable timber than softwood but is more costlier.
All the timber merchants that supply us are all certified by the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council).
No, we make and supply all types of manufactured joinery – please contact us with your requirements. Our website is simply our online presence for our gates and garage doors.