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Metal Gates Vs Wooden Gates: Which One Should I Choose?

A quality gate is a must-have for any property, as they can provide security, privacy, and aesthetic appeal. The two main types of gates are metal and wooden gates, and both have their own benefits and can improve your home in unique ways. So you can decide which one is best for you, this article provides a comprehensive list of pros and cons for each.    Wooden gates Pros Traditional style: Wooden gates have a classic look. They are aesthetically appealing, and bring a touch of warmth and homeliness to your property. These gates can also suit the majority of houses, as…

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What is the UK law concerning fences and gates?

When you are making alterations or additions to your property related to fences and gates, you should make sure you are aware of the regulations and laws surrounding such work. Planning permissions cover a wide variety of construction work and keep your building in line with national and local guidelines. Most people will not know what kinds of work require permissions and which do not, so we’ve put together these guidelines to help you understand how fencing and gates can be affected by such rules. Rules and regulations Planning permission regulations are in place across the whole of the UK and,…

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Pros and Cons of Wooden Gates

Wood has withstood the test of time and remains a favourite gate building material, despite tough competition from aluminium, wrought iron and uPVC. When choosing a new garden or driveway gate it helps to understand the pros and cons of each material available to you, including maintenance costs, longevity and style recommendations. Pros of Wooden Gates Softwood gates made of Cedar or Redwood Pine are versatile, inexpensive and easy to maintain. All softwoods are easy to work with and this means a wooden gate can be made to suit any style of home. Traditional gating is available for period properties with…

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Best Types of Wood for Wooden Gates

Wooden gates are a popular home improvement and can offer a certain grandeur to a property while also improving security and privacy. How a wooden gate ages, whether it can be painted and the durability of the gate depend on the type of timber selected to make it. This may sound like a lot to consider, but choosing the timber for your ideal gate system need not be a difficult process, as all softwoods offer particularly good value for money and come in colours and grains to suit any style. Don’t let the name fool you. ‘Softwoods’ are some of the…

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Types of Wooden Gates

Privacy, security and visual appeal are all key concerns when it comes to your garden. A fence is a great start, but you’ll still need something to properly cover the various entryways into your front, back or side gardens. That’s where wooden gates come in. Like fencing, there are a number of things to think about when it comes to choosing a wooden gate – largely depending on where you’re expecting to have one installed. In this article, we’re looking at wooden gates and the kinds of things you might need to be aware of when finding one for your home….

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Garden Security Part 2: Gates

Following on from last month where we discussed the security of your garden in relation to your fences, we’re now going to talk about wooden gates. There is an obvious difference here as the gates are actually meant to be a point of access, however, they are meant to be used only by you and the people you give permission to access your property. For the most part, your considerations in choosing a garden gate will come down to where it is placed and how it looks next to your fencing. Because most people opt for wooden fencing, it is often…

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Wooden Gates: The Safest Choice For Your Home

You will no doubt have worked hard to make your property look nice, taking pride in everything from your garden to your guttering, but what about safety? When it comes to providing ease of access as well as security, nothing works better than a wooden gate, nor does anything look nearly as good. So what are your options for gates, and how do the different types impact your home? In this article we’ll look at gates and talk you through why wooden gates are the best to have fitted for your home. Wood Over Metal Choosing the right material for your…

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