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A Superb Range of Hardwood Gates Online – Based in Manchester
We offer a superb selection of Hardwood Gates that add style, sophistication and security to your home, regardless of the size, material, treatment or ironmongery. Choose from a wonderful collection of Idigbo and Iroko gates in treatments as eye-catching as Light Oak, Medium Oak, Dark Oak, Teak and Mahogany, as well as Clear. Our fabulous gate styles include Birchwood, Cheshire and Village.
A Custom-Made Service
To make the purchasing process easier for our customers, our handy ‘Gate Order Options’ guides will help you find the right type of timber, calculate your required gate size and also provide advice on wood care after set-up.
What Type Of Wooden Garden Gates Is Right For Me?
Knowing which hardwood gates are the best ones for you can be tricky. After all, we don’t really spend that much time thinking about wooden gates or gate hinges until it’s something that is necessary. Here at Village Products, we know what our customers want. They want quality workmanship, great wooden gates installed, which matches their specific requirements, and they want to have the best experience possible with a wooden gate company.
Thankfully you can expect all that and more when you get in touch with the team and Village Products. From the moment we begin talking we’ll be on hand to advise you on everything to do with wooden gates. Not only are you getting those perfect hardwood driveway gates or hardwood garden gates you’ve been after but you’ll also be working with an expert team who will always go that extra mile to give you a bespoke design you’re sure to love.
How We Make Our Gates
All our gates here at Village Products are made with care, precision and decades of experience. Our craftsmen are renowned for their quality workmanship and ability to create bespoke designs based on your specification requirements. They put a great deal of time and energy in each of the wooden gates.
Your wooden gates will not be made until your exact sizes have been confirmed so you can rest assured that you’ll be in total control of the manufacturing of your wooden gates. Once this has been confirmed with all parties, your wooden gates begin to get made.
As well as aesthetics and ensuring your wooden gates look great on your property we also have a great focus on security. You want your gates to look nice of course, but ensuring the people inside those gates, your loved ones, feel secure once our team has installed your hardwood driveway gates or hardwood garden gates is of paramount importance.
Hardwood Garden Gate
The Garden Gate is the entryway to catch-ups and parties in the summer sun and nights out under the stars. Our range of Hardwood gates for the Garden includes the understated and traditional Lymm and Village, to the more noticeable Cheshire and Lancashire, in widths, heights and treatments sure to add aesthetic value to your home. Our Hardwood Garden Gates are available in heights and widths up to 4ft 6, with matching posts to continue your design set.
Discover our range of Hardwood Garden Gates here.
Hardwood Side Gates
Side Gates ensure privacy and safety while providing another entrance for residents. A Teak treatment compliments any housing style including redbrick, limestone or whitewashed, yet Dark Oak and Mahogany are more suited for the former and latter respectively. A Clear treatment maintains the hardwood’s natural beauty. Ironmongery includes bolts, hinges and latches sure to boost your gate’s visual brilliance.
Discover our range of Hardwood Side Gates here.
Hardwood Driveway Gates
Driveway Gates are a great way to increase property value and protect your kids, pets and cars. The Stockon, Swan Neck and Tarporley are some of our most popular choices, and you can find gates up to 8ft tall and 12ft wide. Install a long throw key lock that is lockable from both sides for extra safety.
Discover our range of Hardwood Driveway Gates here.
For further assistance, please contact us today on 01925 387008.
The Benefits Of A Hardwood Gate
There are many reasons why you may want to get a hardwood gate and many benefits that will follow once you do. Whether you’re in need of a gate to close off a pathway or driveway to your house, or simply would like to put a finishing touch on the outside of your house, a hardwood gate is a perfect solution. It’s important to choose a quality gate otherwise it likely won’t stand the test of time and will lead to you needing to fork out for repairs or even a new gate in the not too distant future. This is why at Village Products, we always produce the highest quality wooden gates, forged out of expert craftsmanship, to ensure we’re delivering you the best product.
When you’re a homeowner you always want to improve your home, tie up loose ends and make upgrades where necessary. One of the options you have to do that is with a wooden gate, which is able to add a touch of style whilst improving the security of your home. If you have a pathway around your house that leads to your garden, you don’t want to leave it open for simply anyone to wander through. With a wooden garden gate, you can create a barrier that gives you some extra privacy and comfort when you’re around your home. There are plenty of options such as metal garden gates, which may seem a viable option at first, but they can rust easily over time and also don’t have the same homely feel as a well-finished wooden gate. Our team of experts pride themselves on creating gates with a beautiful design that can add a touch of class to your home.
Another popular use for wooden gates for the modern home is as driveway gates. Having an open driveway that you can access directly from the street poses its own security risks, especially when your car is on view to anybody passing. With a wooden driveway gate, you can improve the security of your driveway and keep your car protected, especially at night. By closing off your driveway, you’re making access more difficult for strangers and lowering the possibility of any opportunists wandering onto your property. Not only does it improve the security of your home, but it also adds a classy touch to your property and provides you some extra privacy at the front of your house. Whether your driveway is narrow or stretches across the front of your property, don’t worry about not being able to find a size of gate that fits. We’re experts at crafting gates on made to measure specifications, so we’re able to supply you with a gate that will cover the width of your driveway and still provide enough space for you to access it in your car.
Wooden gates are great for preventing strangers from entering, but they’re also great for stopping things from getting out too! If you’re a dog owner or have other pets that like to explore your garden space, such as rabbits, having a garden gate is essential to making sure they’re not able to escape. Using a gate to prevent an easy exit for your pets also gives you peace of mind that they’re safe when you let them into the garden to play. As we offer both full size, taller wooden gates and smaller wooden gates, it’s worth being mindful of which you opt for, especially if your pets have a habit of jumping. Often, pet owners look to upgrade their current garden gates in favour of taller gates to ensure their pets can’t simply jump out or any other animals can’t get in.
As an alternative to a fixed wall or fence, wooden gates are a great option as they allow easy passage. Wooden gates, specifically wooden garden gates, allow you to easily access different areas of your property without having to completely block off an entrance/exit. This makes hardwood garden gates a great choice if you’re looking to upgrade your garden setup as they look far nicer than other alternatives and still provide all of the security benefits you would expect. We offer a range of gates here at Village Products, including made to measure designs that cater to your specific requirements.
When choosing a hardwood gate, there are plenty of options when it comes to selecting which type of timber you’d like your gate to be made from. This gives you much greater control when it comes to the design and look of your gate. When compared with metal gates or other alternatives, the designs can be pretty basic and won’t do much in the way of enhancing the aesthetic of your home. With a choice of Idigbo Hardwood and Iroko Hardwood, you can choose a timber which you think most suits the style of your house. These timbers are also perfect for this type of application as they are robust and sturdy, ready to withstand strong weather conditions and any wear and tear which may occur over time.
How Much Will A Hardwood Gate Cost?
The cost associated with your gate and gate installation will depend on certain aspects of your situation. For example, we offer a range of hardwood options for you to choose from when selecting your gate. Our selection includes Idigbo Hardwood and Iroko Hardwood. We’ve selected these types of timber specifically as we have an extremely high standard of service and will only deliver the best quality timber gates. The wide range of choice we have means you’re able to choose your gate based on cost, appearance and quality.
Other factors will also need to be considered when we give you a quote, such as the gate type. Of course, if you’re looking for a large double driveway gate there is going to be more timber needed than if you’re looking for a small garden gate. We’ll also assess the area and size of the gate you’ll need and factor this into your quote to give you the most accurate cost. Depending on what type of gate you choose, you may want additional extras such as stain treatments to prevent the appearance of your gate from quickly deteriorating, additional hardware or posts. These are all options that you can select upon requesting your quote, you won’t need to decide what you would like on the spot.
Some additional treatments are essential as they will ensure the longevity of your gate. For example, when it comes to wood, there are certain insects that would like to make your gate their new home or enjoy it as a snack. This can lead to your gate looking worn or becoming structurally weaker, which is an issue especially when there is the possibility it could fall on your or your property. Treating your gate early on can prevent insects and wood rot, keeping your gate in top condition all year round. These treatments don’t last forever though and will need to be applied to your gate periodically to protect against these factors and others such as the sun’s UV rays which can also weaken your gate.
Our treatments also protect your gate against the weather as it changes between seasons. You may think winter can be harsh on the wood but it’s actually summer that can cause the most potential damage. In the sweltering summer heat, the wood can swell causing it to become misshapen and potentially put extra stress on the gate hinges. When the wood swells this can also lead to it becoming permanently bowed and potentially per cent your gate from opening or closing. Without these treatments, you run the risk of your gate becoming unusable, which isn’t necessary when it’s so easily avoided. Our treatments have been specially tested and fine-tuned to ensure that they work effectively on the wood without leaving damage to it structurally or to its appearance. These treatments can also prevent bacteria and mould build up which can completely ruin the appearance of your gate, especially if you’ve painted it. If you prefer that natural colour of the wood and want to maintain this for as long as possible it’s important to keep these treatments up and apply special hardwood oils.
Once you’ve chosen your wood, gate type and additional extras, we’ll look at the area that you’d like your gate to be installed. Depending on the size of the area you’d like to fit your gate, this will affect the cost as we will need to scale up to fit your requirements. Don’t worry about any ‘hidden costs’ as we always list each cost and how it’s reflected in the product/installation process to provide the utmost transparency to our customers. Once the quote has been finalised and installation day comes, we’ll send our friendly team to complete the install to your exact requirements. With decades of experience, our expert team is more than capable when it comes to implementing hardwood gates as per the customer’s requirements.
Wooden Gates For All Properties
Over the years we’ve installed hardwood garden gates on a vast range of properties, from bungalows and family homes to detached houses and commercial properties. So, if you’re worried that we won’t be able to install gates to your unique specification requirements, please don’t be. As we’ve mentioned our team of experts can install gates of any size to the same high standards and high security that you deserve. We’ll work with you, and only begin making your wooden gates until we’ve thoroughly assessed the space in which you want them to be fitted. Once all that is done, only then we will begin to create them. Throughout this process, we’ll be on hand with advice about specifications and advice about aftercare and how to properly treat your beautiful new hardwood garden gates.
Idigbo is a West African timber often used in joinery because of its looks and durability. It has a pale, natural and light colouring to it, making it a common alternative to oak. This straw coloured hardwood is harvested in Ghana and the Ivory Coast and put to use by our fine woodworkers here at Village Products.
One of the reasons we love Idigbo so much is its strength – this strong timber is durable and hard-wearing, with a natural resistance to moisture. It can take a fair amount of punishment, while still being incredibly lightweight compared to oak and other hardwoods. For those who do love the oak aesthetic, Idigbo is a perfect choice – when treated, it looks almost identical to the classic wood.
It stains incredibly well, and so can be stained to a number of different shades. It’s a versatile wood that makes it an excellent choice material for gates. In fact, most of our hardwood gates are made from Idigbo hardwood. Its popularity has only increased over time, and we couldn’t recommend it enough. Idigbo is fantastic West African hardwood that combines strength and durability with looks and versatility.
Often known as ‘African Teak’, Iroko is a West African timber that has characteristics that make it perfect for use in the British climate. In fact, it shares many of the same great characteristics of oak and teak which make it a popular alternative to those woods. It’s known for its durability – in fact, Iroko is so strong and durable that it is often used in the boat building industry. It’s naturally resistant to decay over time and the ravages of insects – meaning that it lasts longer than other woods with little maintenance needed.
Iroko varies in colour, from a light brown and golden orange look to a dark nut brown variation. It is known for its slightly irregular shading, which gives it an entirely unique look. Iroko contains natural oils and, if left untreated, will weather to a silver-grey colour in around 12 months. It’s a beautiful and durable hardwood that is a perfect material for gates, as long as you don’t mind maintaining the wood. To keep its stained look, we recommend regular maintenance to keep Iroko at its best. Tung Nut Oil, garden furniture oil or Danish Oil will preserve its excellent colour, and we also stock Teknos – our favourite wood treatment option.
Benefits Of Using A Hardwood Gate
A hardwood gate, if looked after properly, will long outlast a softwood gate. While more expensive, hardwood brings a ‘premium’ appeal to your garden, side or driveway gates. They are strong and durable, ensuring that you have an outside gate that will last for years to come. Not only this, but hardwood is less knotty than softwoods, giving them a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. We believe that the grain and knot of a hardwood gate can’t be matched by softwood gates.
Some of the benefits of getting hardwood gates installed include:
- Durability – Hardwood gates are more durable than softwood gates. While many assume that metal gates are the most durable, wood is now better treated and produced – giving you the same durability with better aesthetic appeal.
- Privacy – If you’d like to keep a good degree of privacy around your property, hardwood gates are a fantastic choice. Metal often doesn’t offer the right amount of privacy for your driveway and garden gates.
- A unique look just for you – Compared to metal and softwood gates, hardwood gates always create a unique and beautiful entrance to your property. The knotting and grain, hardwood gates are always unique and different.
- Security – Along with their durability and beautiful design, our hardwood gates protect your property from the outside. Whether installed in your driveway, your garden or the side of your house, our hardwood gates help you to manage who comes in and out of your property.
- Great investment – Once installed, hardwood gates will last for years and years and, should you look to sell your house, will absolutely increase the value if they are looked after and treated well.
- Good value for money – Compared to metal gates, wooden gates offer far greater value for money than their steel counterparts. Opting for wood gives you more options and allows you to have one single gate that is made of a solid piece of wood rather than bars, which, needless to say, offers you high security and extra strength to keep out anyone unwanted.
- Change the colour whenever you like – As long as it’s done properly and follows a certain amount of steps you can change the colour of your gates as often as you like. All you need is the right tools and the rest is pretty straightforward.
The Importance Of Treating Your Hardwood Gate
Look after hardwood gates and the hardwood gates will look after you. Once installed, it’s important to treat your gates with one of our pots of wood treatment, this will ensure your gates last as long as possible. With ever-changing seasons, harsh weather and general wear and tear it’s important to keep the gates topped up with the correct wood treatment. By doing this you ensure your gates remain looking good and lasting for as long a time as possible which, in the case of wooden gates like ours, is years and years. Thankfully, you won’t have to go searching for the right treatment because, here at Village Products, we’ve got a range of treatments that you can purchase directly from us! We can advise you about which treatment is the right one so you can rest assured knowing the one you’re applying to your gates is correct.
Get In Touch
If you’re a homeowner looking to have high quality, high security, extra strength hardwood garden gates installed and are based in Warrington, Bolton, Rochdale, Birchwood, Risley, Wigan, St. Helens or anywhere else in the North West of England then get in touch with the team at Village Products today. Our team of experts would be delighted to help you design, install and look after a set of hardwood gates that you can be proud of and show off to friends and family, so don’t delay and be sure to reach out to one of our team members for a gate quote today.