Gates and Fences

Replacing a Garden Fence after Winter Winds

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm

The time of year is approaching where your garden will be taking a bit of a beating from the weather. Winter is never a garden-friendly time, and indeed, during the winter this year, there is going to be a lot of bad weather. Some very high winds have already hit the UK, taking many people’s fences down with them.

When your fence is blown down, you might be wondering whose responsibility it is. You and your neighbours might well share a fence, and so you often won’t know whose property it is. If you cannot work it out, check the deeds with your solicitor.

Once you know it is your fence, next comes choosing new fencing panels. If you are replacing your fence during winter, choose robust panels so you don’t find yourself in the same situation. Choose panels from a well-known timber merchant to make sure they will live up to your expectations.

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Your Journey Towards a Beautiful Wooden Gate for your Home

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 11:04 am

Wooden gates have always looked beautiful on a home, and that’s never going to change. If aesthetics are something that you value, you will be pleased to learn that there is a wide range of wooden gate designs on the market, from driveway gates and large side gates, to garden gates that form an entrance for your property. With so many designs readily available on the internet, you should easily be able to find a design that will be suitable for you and your needs.

If you are going to have a new gate installed, there are some key considerations to take into account. You must know that the gate is going to fit, is going to be in a style that you like and will be of a high quality. By shopping on the internet, you can be assured of most of these things – as long as you do your research. Many of the best garden gate retailers will have in-depth information on measuring up, to help you ensure you are ordering the right size.

When you are ordering a new wooden gate for your garden, this is a rough guide to the process you should go though:

  1. Browse wooden gates online. There are lots of different designs on the market, so by taking this step, you will be narrowing down the options and making sure you really know your own tastes. This helps you narrow down the search when looking for actual gate designs that you can purchase – your eyes will immediately be drawn to the designs that will work best for you aesthetically.
  2. Measure up accurately. There are many good guides to doing this online, as long as you are looking at websites of quality garden gate companies. These guides will show you exactly where to measure to and from, so you know that you have been accurate.
  3. Decide on the installation. Are you going to install the gate yourself? You may need to ask someone to help if you are buying a larger driveway gate, as these will be heavy and difficult to lift on your own. You can also ask a professional to install the gate for an additional cost, and they may also be able to help you measure up to ensure you are getting the right gate in the first place.
  4. Find the gate of your dreams. You will need to find a garden gate by searching extensively online, looking for the gate that will be right for you. There are so many different options, this step can take a while. If you find that you cannot find a gate that is the right size, you may be able to choose the design you like and have it made to measure for your gate opening.
  5. Place your order – check for the delivery terms and conditions. Your new wooden gate will be delivered to your door – make sure it comes with the fixings for installation, or that you have ordered these separately if you need to.

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Choosing a New Garden Gate

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 6:51 am

A garden gate is an important part of your garden, as it is used for its design features as well as for safety. When somebody enters your property and comes through a gate, it gives a real homely first impression and will make the person feel welcome. It will also help to deter people you don’t want in your home from breaking in.

The main deciding factor here is the material of the gate. The most popular materials are wrought iron, or wrought iron style, and wood. Both will be strong and sturdy, though metal may not weather as much over time. Wood will look premium and will be very durable, but it will also start to weather.

Make sure you choose the right size, especially if ordering online. There are many different ways you could measure the opening for your gate, so follow any guides you are given very closely.

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What are Secured by Design Garage Doors?

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Security is one of the main reasons why people choose to replace garage doors. When they start to get older and more fragile, they may look more vulnerable to people who could try to break in. They will not withstand a break in particularly well, and this could become a source of worry for you. An alarm system alone is not going to do the job well enough – you need to make sure you have a garage door in place that is going to look after itself. (more…)

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The Benefits of Installing Metal Gates 

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Introduction

There can be various types of requirements that lead to the installation of metal gates. You might want to add another layer of security to your property or may be just interested in adding an artistic gate towards the garden. You can also search for a regal looking metal gate and get it installed along with a beautiful iron fence to enhance the looks of the house. If you are planning to sell a property, try changing the gates and fence, the value of the property will surely rise above your expectation. However, other than appreciating the value of the property, metal gates are also beneficial in several other ways. Top 5 ways in which cheap metal gates prove to be beneficial are as follows. (more…)

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