This is a selection of our pictures of wooden gates. Here is some more information about our standards of construction
The pictures in this gallery have been taken over a 20 year period and show a variety of types of gate hinge. To make an automated gate safe we usually now use the type of hinge shown in this picture. This is to eliminate a crushing risk as the gate opens or closes by minimising any changes in the gap size between the gate and the post from which it hangs as the gate moves. This makes the automatic gate safer by design. It is still possible to use other types of hinges, but additional protective safety ribs must then be used to make the gate safe. As each additional safety device is a potential point of failure for the machine, we prefer to avoid their use where possible.
The Ashbourne gate is boarded along the bottom with a open serpentine top with steel infill bars. The gate has a robust gothic aesthetic and is a very stylish choice for small to medium gateways.
This sliding gate is boarded on the bottom section and has a narrow gently curved section infilled with wooden bar. This example is color matched to Farrow and Ball 'Drop Cloth'.
A Eastwood style gate made from softwood and stained in medium oak stain. The Eastwood style is basicaly a flat topped close boarded gate with the addition of a very slight curve to the top rail, providing a simple elegence to its look. The picture was taken during a snow storm in the Derbyshire peaks. Definately a good time and place to have an automatic gate.
The Chesterfield gate is very stylish fusion of hardwood and wrought iron style infill's. This particular installation is not automated but the design is very suitable for gate automation
The Uttoxeter gate is a chunky hardwood frame with a serpentine curved top, the enclosed sections of the gate can be filled with close boarded paneling or steel infills. This example has steel bars with baskets in the bottom two rows and fluers-de-lis top bars in the top row.
A Mickleover gate is a varient of the Uttoxeter gate with scroll infill instead of bars
Our Mapperley design is flat topped with mullions spaced regularly along the gates length giving a contempary aesthetic.
A Bakewell style is a classic serpentine curve topped gate. This example is made with Cedar
A Bakewell gate made in cedar wood and stained black. Cedar has a very prominent grain and the stain brings this out to great effect. The overall effect looks more dark grey with the lines of grain this could be darkened by further staining but many customers like to be able to feature the grain on their hardwood gates.
A pair of 'Derby' gates painted green. The 'Derby' design has a single convex curve flattening out towards the centre giving a slightly more imposing look than the Buxton design. This example is painted green rather than stained hidding the grain and giving a more uniform colour
This Bakewell style gate is beatifully stained and also shows a letterplate for the letterbox cut into the left hand gate leaf.
A Bakewell serpentine raked gate made from cedar. A rake in a gate is when the gate has an angled bottom to follow a drop across the driveway leading to a more even gap under the gate.
A Derby style gate is boarded on the bottom section.The top section has wooden infill bars with a concave top bar
This Derby gate has a shallower curve at the top than the example above.
This Derby gate has a higher bars on the top section of the gate.
This example of the Derby style gate does not have the vertical mullions dividing the gate into three sections. This reduces the cost of the gates and gives a slightly different aesthetic.