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Wooden Swing Gates

If you are looking for something special or a gate to complement the immediate surroundings wooden gates offer a great solution. Our gallery shows only a small selection gate designs available so please contact for more examples.

As well as specifying new gates it is often possible to automate existing wooden gates - so long as they are in good condition and have been constructed correctly - please contact us to arrange for a free site survey.

Construction

All of our wooden electric gates are manufactured to the highest standard by skilled craftsmen using traditional handmade construction methods.

All gates are ‘ledged and braced’ with ‘mortise and tendon’ joints, all joints are spirit treated prior to assembly.

Finish Treatment

Two to three coats of good quality finish stain are used on each wooden gate, such as Sikkens or Sadolin. Alternatively, for any timber hinged gates with an open boarded design, we can apply an oiled finish such as Danish, Tung or Teak Oil.

Special colours are available upon request, however please supply the RAL or BS colour reference number/description.

Wood Species

-          West African Mahogany

-          Hardwood

-          Iroko – hardwood

-          Scandinavian Redwood

-          Softwood

Wind Loading

If this is the case with your gate entrance you may wish to consider ways to mitigate or avoid the risk of potential damage or failure caused by high wind loading situations.

For instance, you may wish to revise the design of the gate to include open pales, perhaps you may wish to change to a steel gate with open rails or even consider having a sliding gate system.

Consideration of which make and model of operator will need to be taken into timber ornate gates with underground openers account.

Some of our established customers living in an exposed location have opted to have their large timber swing gates held open with heavy duty metal stays until the windy conditions abate.

It is usual for solid timber gates to use the more powerful hydraulic piston type operators as offered by companies such as FAAC and Came as these perform better with the forces potentially experienced with solid timber gates in windy conditions. Very large timber gates have been installed with 2 operators each side for maximum efficiency and safety.

More open designs in timber such as the gates shown below can easily be installed with underground operator units and in many cases need to be so as not to spoil the beautiful Hydraulic piston gate opener timber gates from sustainable sources designs in the gate.

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