AGD Systems have been specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of timber gates since 1986. We have installed thousands of timber gates around the UK in various designs, sizes, timber species and operating methods.
Timber is a fantastic natural material to work with and use in and around a property externally. The warmth and beauty of wood is unquestionable when treated and specified properly.
As well as manufacturing and installing new gates, it is often viable to add electric automation systems to existing wooden gates - so long as they are in good condition and have been manufactured correctly and to a minimum specification along with the strength to take the pressures of automatic gate equipment - please contact us to arrange for a free site survey.
Each wooden gate AGD Systems supplies are manufactured to the highest standards possible using traditional handmade construction methods by some of the most skilled craftsmen in the UK. Because each door is handmade, they can be custom built to meet your specific needs - this includes a choice of finished paint colours, stains, or oil finishes.
We supply both contemporary and traditional designs; if you have something special in mind, don't hesitate to ask - we specialise in bespoke designs!
We offer numerous different timber species, including the following:
West African Mahogany | Idigbo hardwood | Iroko hardwood | Accoya | European Oak | Scandinavian Redwood | Cedarwood | Sapele
✓ 70mm thick at the outside edges
✓ 20mm thick Tongued and Grooved timber boards
✓ 220mm wide ‘beefed up’ bottom rail for strength with the automation systems
✓ All horizontal rails have weathers to allow rainwater run-off.
✓ All tongue and groove boards are ‘tongued’ into the top and side rails, meaning they are flush with the front frame of the gate, and they are unable to pull away from the gate frame.
✓ All tongue and groove boards are bespoke, made in house to suit each gate, meaning all the boards are of equal size. Many standard manufacturers buy in a standard width board and cut down the last board on each leaf, meaning you potentially end up with a ‘skinny’ board at the gate outer edges.
✓ Bracing is notched into the rails, to prevent it from ‘sliding’ along the rail as the gate tries to drop over time. The braces are also mortice and tenoned into the rails (quite a rare feature) to prevent them from being able to pop out from the framework of the gate.
We usually recommend hardwood for timber electric gate systems as this sturdy wood works best in providing a strong level of stability, effective impediment against rot and overall longevity when regularly and properly maintained.
We have been able to automate existing better quality softwood gates which have been constructed using good manufacturing methods and have been suitably finished stained.
Various finish treatments are available. Two or three coats of excellent quality finish stains such as Sikkens or Sadolin are usually used, but alternatively we can apply an oiled finish such as Danish, Tung or Teak Oil. Special colours are available upon request; however, you will need to supply the RAL or BS colour reference number and description. Our premium timber gates are finished using a Teknos finishing system, and this is professionally applied during gate construction in a controlled environment.
All timber gates are subject to wind loading to a lesser or greater extent. Large solid boarded wooden gates can be adversely affected to high wind conditions especially in very exposed locations and we recommend sliding gates quite often when high winds are an issue.
Open designs of course reduce the wind pressures and we do offer many beautiful designs with open slat designs built in, to the top half of the gate.