Timber Swing Gate – Hardwood Pale

 Timber Swing – Hardwood Pale

Project Description: Automated Timber Gates with Access Controls

Location: Harlestone, Northamptonshire

Client’s Brief: To provide security, be safe and easy to operate

Gates to be durable and aesthetically pleasing


Gate Type: 1 pair Inward Swinging gates

Material: Hardwood - West African Mahogany – Medium Oak Stain

Size: 3200mm x 1500mm/1700mm approx

Posts: 2 no. Steel Posts over clad with matching hardwood board

Automation: Rear Surface Mounted Rams

Make/Type: FAAC 412 electro-mechanical

Safety: 2 sets of safety beams – inside and outside

Access Control: Wireless Intercom/Codepad – Fully Automatic with hold open facility, common remote control to work garage door and gates

Power supply: Power to entrance taken from nearby garden junction box


This is one of our favourite wooden gate installations and is featured on the front cover of our brochure and in our wooden gate gallery on our website.

The gates are constructed using traditional handmade techniques; the gates are fully ledged and braced with mortise and tenon joints.

The material used is West African Mahogany or Sapele and is fully stained using a top quality exterior grade stain such as Sadolin or Sikkens.

The key features are the steel posts which have been over cladded with matching timber board. This method hang gates is superior to timber only posts, the steel box section posts will not split, twist, warp or rot underneath ground level and will help the deal with rigors regular gate use. Having the steel posts overclad with matching board really sets the whole gate off well.

The gates are operated by FAAC 412 rear surface mounted arms and operated via remote control hand transmitters and wireless radio frequency intercom with built in keypad, also the remotes have been set up to work the gates and the garage door by means of compatible radio receiver kit.

A later edition to the other side boundary was a matching pedestrian gate with security code lock.