Complete Guide to Farm, Field and Entrance Gates

Choosing the right gate is important, after all there is no 'one size fits all' option. In our guide below we have listed the different types of gates available along with their purpose. If you cannot find the exact gate you are looking for, call our team on 03330 050115 who will be happy to advise and discuss our bespoke gate services.

Wooden Gates

Our wooden gates are available in two types of timber -

  • Scandinavian Redwood is a pressure treated prepared softwood with a slight green tinge appearance. No treatment is required once installed although the longevity and appearance can be enhanced by some annual maintenance.
  • Premium hardwood with the appearance and qualities of teak, planed and sanded to a mid brown finish. Much lighter in weight than that of Oak and Keruing, reducing the pressure being put on the fittings and head stock. No treatment required, although a coating of teak oil annually will help maintain its natural colour.

Please note all our wooden gates are produced from sustainable well managed forests and handcrafted in the UK. Take a look at our timber guide for more information about the types of fencing timber available.

Beware of cheaper options that may use green fresh timber. This timber is not dried and may be susceptible to movement and splitting. The finish may also be a lower quality with the fixings (bolts and nuts) possibly using a cheaper BZP finish, instead stainless steel.

 Universal Entrance Gates

  • Universal entrance gates are ideal for domestic uses including a driveway gate or for agricultural use as a field gate
  • Features diamond bracing and a heavier hanging stile to strengthen the gate
  • Left or right hanging options available
  • Top quality semi-planed all over finish
  • Constructed using morticed joints, chamfered end stiles & top rail
  • Standard gate widths range from 900mm (3′) to 3660mm (12′). Gates with widths up to 4572mm (15’) wide are possible (please contact us for more information). universal patterns
  • Stainless steel fixing bolts 
  • Available in both Softwood and Iroko hardwood options                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Universal Softwood Gate Kit

  • One of our best selling products, a complete kit containing all you need to fit your universal softwood gate
  • Exceptional value and a popular choice for field, farm or entrance
  • Universal Softwood Gate Kit contains a high quality treated softwood gate, UC4 timber posts, hanging kit and spring catch set.
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Yeoman Entrance Gate

  • Manufactured by Wheelwrights in years gone by, the Yeoman still remains the premier entrance gate to enhance any property
  • A variety of sizes available from 900mm to 3660mm
  • This gate can be hung on its own, single leaf, left or right handed, or as a pair in any combination (for example a 3000mm for car access with a 1200mm pedestrian access)
  • A choice of Yeoman Iroko hardwood or softwood gate kits are available 
  • Please note all gates are made to order
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Heavy Bottom Six Rail Universal Gate

  • An extra heavy bottom rail provides added strength and security for dogs and lambs but also makes it suitable for electric mechanisms
  • Designed with same size head stocks which enable this gate to be hung left or right hand hanging
  • Hanging end and slamming end 71mm x 94mm finish size multi hang. 
  • Top rail ex98 x 70mm / Bottom rail ex70 x 70mm / Intermediate rails ex 71 x 21mm @ 200mm c/c
  • Galvanised fixing bolts
  • Pressure treated softwood for long life
  • Top quality semi-planed all over finish
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Kent Gate

  • The Kent gate is a six bar gate with smaller gaps between the shuttles, ideal for stopping livestock or pets from escaping
  • The hanging stile is ex125mm x 75mm with an ex75mm x 75mm closing style and an ex100mm x 75mm top rail.
  • Standard sizes range from 2400mm (8’) to 3660mm (12′). Widths of up to 4572mm 15’ are available.
  • All gates are made to order
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Palisade Gate

  • An attractive design commonly seen in gardens for decorative and boundary marker purposes
  • Can easily be fitted amongst a run of palisade fencing
  • Pressure treated for longevity in a smooth planed timber finish
  • Standard sizes range from 900mm to 1200mm wide and 900mm to 1200mm tall
  • Available in both pointed top and rounded top options.
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