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Back to school? Check those gates

Written by Beth Bright

A new school term starts next week and with the children occupied, it’s a chance to check garden gates to ensure they stay safe all year round.

The good gate guide

wooden bar gate

Whether you go big or keep it small, a gate needs protection too – from the elements and everyday use. Choose a wood preserve, oil, stain or paint and your gate will look good and last longer.

  • Surfaces should be clean and dry before painting, staining or oiling
  • If the gate is wet from weather, ensure sure it dries out thoroughly
  • Check the weather and avoid rain or frost for a couple of days ahead of any work

Wood or metal?

Silver metal gate

Black metal gate           large wooden gate

Whilst a metal gate allows you to add decoration, a wooden gate gives texture and grain. Both can transform any space into somewhere really special.

Safe and sound

If you have children and pets, a gate is a barrier to danger. It protects them from traffic, water such as a pond and gives you peace of mind whilst they play.

wooden gate with wire

Strong and durable

Made to measure or off the shelf, gates should be strong and durable to withstand the wear and tear of opening and closing possibly many times a day.

Don’t forget the furniture

The right furniture for easy opening is also crucial, balanced with that reassuring click and close so you know the gate is secure.

Made to measure

We make a range of gates in our country store workshop. Our craftsmen have many years experience and expert knowledge. They can make bespoke gates to your exact specifications and needs.

Man making gate

Iroko hardwood gate

Border door wooden gate

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Discover our range of gates here. For expert advice, call into the country store or call us on 01308 421 545

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