Gates are both functional for both security and privacy but they can also be a very pleasing and stylish addition to any property. We are happy to design and produce any gate for you, the gallery page shows just a few we have supplied over the years. Of course gates can be for pedestrian as well and vehicle access.
Whilst Oak is the long-established timber of choice, much of that which we use is imported from the large forests of Western Europe, especially in France’s ‘Massif Central’ region. The planks sourced from these deep-rooted woodlands bear some excellent quality timber, in much longer and wider planks than can be found anywhere in the United Kingdom; for this reason, it is often more environmentally-friendly to utilise these abundant reserves. The importers that we use are subjected to strict controls, delivering only kiln- (5cm thick) and air-dried (5cm & 10cm thick) boards. We are, of course, happy to supply English Oak, when requested.
Usually we use the most hardy species of timber for the construction, Oak and Iroko, a less expensive cousin of Oak and traditional the most popular but Sapele, a sub-species of Mahogany; and Unsorted Redwood, a joinery quality Redwood Pine are also used at times depending on the style and design that is required. Spell is particular durable if the gates are to be painted , the Redwood requires good maintenance to avoid rotting.