Bala Driveway Gates
With their distinctive ‘dropped head’, our ever popular Bala driveway gates are sure to bring many admiring glances and comments from passers by and neighbours!
Pictured in Scandinavian Redwood (which was stained by our customer).
Our Bala driveway gates are available made to measure in European Oak, Idigbo, Meranti (Hardwoods), Accoya (Modified Softwood) as well as the Softwood option shown.
As well as the traditional manually operated gates pictured, the Bala driveway pair, like all of our gates, can be made suitable for automation.
The Bala are also available as a double sided gate and an open boarded gate. Matching garden gates and pedestrian gates are also available.
Bala driveway gates - specifications
All top edges on any horizontal rails of the Bala feature an angled water run off, this stops the build up of moisture on your gates and makes for a longer lifespan. The stiles of the Bala (vertical outer uprights of the gate frame) also have rounded outer edges.
Available in the following timbers –
- Prime European Oak (Hardwood),
- Accoya (Modified Softwood),
- Idigbo (Hardwood),
- Meranti (Hardwood),
- Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood)
Automation – Can be automated, please contact us for details
Construction – Through wedged, morticed & tenoned
Height – Made to measure, the shaped head drops 3″ (75mm) from the highest point
Width – Made to Measure
Stiles – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ / 70mm x 70mm
Top rail/ Full thickness middle rail – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ / 70mm x 70mm
Barefaced rails (visible from rear only) – 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ / 70mm x 48mm
Boarding – 3 3/4″ x 5/8″ / 95mm x 15mm
Bala Guide Prices
The Bala guide prices are based on a pair of gates 6ft high x 6ft overall wide (1830mm high x 1830mm overall wide) equally split gates, these are NOT from prices, smaller gates will be more economical etc – contact us for a price! All prices are correct time of insertion and are EX VAT. Free delivery to most parts of the UK mainland is included – exclusions do apply, again please contact us.
Scandinavian Redwood – Softwood £609
We use Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood, despite its name it is sorted for smaller knot size and less of them for better strength. Creamy white to yellow in colour.
Can be painted or stained.
Approx weight guide 550 KG/M3
Accoya – Modified Softwood £1686
The most longer lasting timber on the market! Doesn’t absorb water so doesn’t rot, also as water is not absorbed then any movement within the timber is minimal! Ideal even for the most challenging enviroments. Timber is guaranteed for 50 years againts rot and decay. Recommended ironmongery and fixings for Accoya is Marine Grade Stainless Steel. Can be painted or stained.
We use Grade A1 Accoya specially sorted with few knots.
Approx weight guide 510KG/M3
Meranti – Hardwood £940
Used as a Mahogany substitute. Can vary in colour from a pinky red to dark red colour.Can be painted or stained.
Approx weight guide 550-710 KG/M3
European Oak – Hardwood £1957
Oak needs no introduction, appearance wise it is a light yellow to brown colour. We use the Prime grade of European Oak with fewer knots for unbeatable strength and maximum wow factor! Recommended fixings for Oak is Marine Grade Stainless Steel.
Can be stained, as with Idigbo avoid painting.
Approx weight guide 720 KG/M3
Idigbo – Hardwood £1097
A plain light brown timber which gives the Oak look but without the Oak price tag. As strong as English Oak. Also known in the trade as ‘poor mans oak’.Can be stained, however avoid painting.
Approx weight guide 560 KG/M3