Choose Your Timber
For our softwood gates, we use Scandinavian redwood. This is a high quality, light coloured timber that will keep its looks for many years. It will however, need regular treatment. It has tight knots and takes treatment and stain very well.
Idigbo is an African hardwood and has a pale natural light oak colour making it very attractive. It takes stain very well and is available in a variety of different shades, from a light oak to a dark oak or teak stain.
Iroko is a very beautiful, durable African hardwood often used in the boat building industry. It varies in colour from light brown oak to dark brown with irregular shading. We recommend using an OSMO oil or water-based stain on this hardwood and recommend re-coating when necessary. If left untreated, it will turn a silver grey over time.