Caernarfon Driveway Gates

Our Caernarfon gates feature a rising (or falling) curved swan necked style head that rises by 150m from the lower point.

More commonly requested as rising to the centre (high centre), the Caernarfon can also be manufactured with a low centre (dropping to the centre),

Online sizes from 1050 to 2100mm (highest points) in height & opening widths from 1600mm upto 4000mm. For any sizes outside these please contact us.

For heights we require the height at the lowest point. For widths we require the overall two gate combined width

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Enter your required gate height in mm, usually you will allow 50mm / 2" clearances under the gates. Note: the gate rises from the lowest point by 150mm / 6".
Enter your overall two gate combined width
Scandinavian Redwood (+...)
Meranti (+...)
Idigbo Hardwood (+...)
A1 Accoya (+...)
Prime European Oak (+...)
Please select from our range of timbers
Accoya is priced as suitable for painting, if you intend to stain the timber then please contact us for a price enquiries@woodworkersuk.co.uk.

Prices online are for heights between 900mm to 1950mm high (at lowest point) & 1600mm wide to 4000mm wide, for any sizes outside these please contact us at
enquiries@woodworkersuk.co.uk for a personalised costing.
Caernarfon driveway gates high centre
High Centre
serpentine style driveway gates low centre
Low Centre
Please select whether you want the gate rising to the centre (high centre) or whether you want the gates dropping to the centre (low centre)
Curved joggles to give the gates strength
Curved (Standard)
Pyramid joggles to give the gates strength
Pyramid
Angled joggles to give the gates strength
Angled
Rounded joggles to give the gates strength
Rounded (+£24.00)
Inverted joggles to give the gates strength
Inverted (+£24.00)
Birdsmouth joggles to give the gates strength
Birdsmouth (+£48.00)
Joggles are the protrusions on top corners of the gates, these give the mortice & tenon joints strength. As standard the joggles are arched/curved.
Optional cover strip sits over the 10mm clearance gap between the two gates in the centre. Supplied loose for fixing once gates have been hung.
Example of the open boarding within a gate
Open Boarded
Close up of a close boarded / fully boarded section of a gate
Close Boarded
Open boarded or slatted gates are great if you live in a windy area, as they allow the wind to pass through the gates. Larger close boarded gates can be difficult, at times, to open into a strong wind; you run the risk of the wind dragging them out of your hands; with an open boarded gate, this can be greatly reduced.
Usually with a gate, the bracing and rails are exposed on the rear. Choose double boarded/double sided gates if you don't want to see the rails/bracing.
Not recommended however if you are intending to automate the gates.
standard bracing or double braced driveway gates
The rear of the gates has diagonal bracing, this should point down to the bottom rail and spreads the weight to the hinge side. In some instances or if you are automating the gates with an above ground system the you would double brace the gates so the bracing forms an 'X' on the rear of each gate. On shorter gates double bracing willappear as an upturned 'V'. If you require this or are using an above ground automation system please select double bracing. You would also combine double braced gates with a solid bottom rail when automating the gates with a below ground automation system.
add a full thickness bottom rail
As standard gates have bottom rail that can only be seen from rear, from the front it is covered by the cladding. Add a full thickness bottom rails means the bottom rail can be seen from both sides of the gates, bottom rail being 5 3/4" / 145mm tall with the cladding being jointed into the rail. Bottom rail is required if you intend to automate the gates with a below ground automation system.
Fixing stile options
Posts for fixing to a wall or other structure. Priced per stile. Supplied in same timber as your gates.
Posts for fixing to a wall or other structure. Priced per stile.( 95mm x 70mm with 20mm x 20mm loose stop) supplied in same timber as your gates.
4 way weather cut softwood posts
100mm x 100mm (+£54.00)
4 way weather cut softwood posts
125mm x 125mm (+£79.20)
4 way weather cut softwood posts
150mm x 150mm (+£112.80)
square tanalised softwood posts
175mm x 175mm (+£163.20)
square tanalised softwood posts
200mm x 200mm (+£187.20)
All priced per post. As a rule of thumb post size should be for every 12" (300mm) of gate, posts should be 1" (25mm) + 1" (25mm). Posts upto 150mm / 6" square are 4 way weather cut on top. Posts over this are square cut. I.E. 4ft (1220mm gate) should have a 125mm / 5" post
Ironmongery options for driveway gates
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 2 Pair 18" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 3 Pair 18" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 2 Pair 24" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 3 Pair 24" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 2 Pair 36" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
Ironmongery packs for your driveway gates. All packs contains 3 Pair 36" Adjustable gate hinges, 2 x 18" Dropbolts & 1 x 6" Ringlatch. All fixings included.
200mm / 8" Black Brenton Padbolt
8" Black Brenton Padbolt (+£3.26)
200mm / 8" galvanised Brenton Padbolt
8" Galvanised Brenton Padbolt (+£3.96)
200mm / 8" Black on galvanised Brenton Padbolt
200mm/8" Black over Galv Brenton Padbolt (+£13.39)
200mm / 8" Marine Grade Stainless Steel Padbolt
8" Marine Grade Stainless Steel Brenton Padbolt (+£35.21)
Union Strongbolt 5 Lever insurance deadlock brass finish
Union 5 lever Insurance Deadlock (Brass coloured finish) (+£28.80)
Union Strongbolt 5 Lever insurance deadlock chrome finish
Union 5 lever Insurance Deadlock (Chromecoloured finish) (+£28.80)
Easi T 5 Lever insurance deadlock stainless steel
Easi T Stainless Steel 5 Lever Insurance deadlock (+£37.20)
Perry 70mm Double locking long throw gate lock
Perry 70mm Double locking long throw lock (+£44.40)
Perry 70mm Single locking long throw gate lock
Perry 70mm Single locking long throw lock (+£42.00)
Select your choice of locks if required. Mortice deadlocks are the most secure and operated by key from either side. Brenton Padbolts are lockable by way of a padlock (not supplied) and the Long throw locks fit to (usually the rear) of the gates, doube locking is key operated from either side, single locking is key operated from front, with latch on rear to unlock.
Any additional details you think might be relevant to help us manufacture your gates.
Grand total
Current lead times are approx 8-10 weeks at present

Description

Made to measure in a choice of five timbers, you can choose the Caernarfon gates with the swan neck as either a high centre (rising from the hinge side of the gates) or low centre (dropping from the hinge side) all manufactured using our trademark through wedged mortice and tenon joint frame for exceptional strength.

The Caernarfon can be manufactured to suit both above ground automation (with addition of double bracing) and below ground automation (with addition of double bracing plus a full thickness bottom rail) and can also be manufactured either fully boarded or as an open boarded pair of gates.

Usually the swan neck head rises (or drops!) 6″ /150mm as standard. Got a specific rise in mind for the swan neck head? These can usually be accommodated – please get in touch with your requirements.

Caernarfon driveway gate specs

Automation – Can be manufactured to suit automation, for below ground automation then a full thickness/solid bottom rail is required. For above ground automation then the gate is double braced.
Construction – Through wedged, morticed & tenoned
Height – Made to measure, the Serpentine head usually rises by 6″/150mm from the lowest point
(other rises can be accommodated – please contact us)
Width – Made to Measure
Stiles – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ / 70mm x 70mm
Top rail/ Serpentine Head – 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

Available in the following timbers –

Prime European Oak (Hardwood),
Accoya (Modified Softwood),
Idigbo (Hardwood),
Meranti (Hardwood),
Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood)

Matching Pedestrian Gates?

We only manufacture the Beaumaris as a pair of driveway gates, for single pedestrian gates to match try one of the following –

Arched headed – Match the overall height of our arched headed gate with the highest point of the Beaumaris.
Curved headed – As with the Arched headed gate, match the height of the Curved headed gate with the highest point of your Beaumaris.
St Asaph gates – Match the height of the St Asaph pedestrian gates to either the lowest or highest point of the Beaumaris pair.

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