Questions to ask before you get started

Firstly what type of gate are you looking for? Driveway and garden gates are the most popular but there is a vast range of gates available for anything from a small entrance way and field gates to large scale industrial security fencing. The main materials gates are made from are metal and wood.

Other questions to consider:

  • What is the purpose of your gate?
  • Where is it going?
  • Do you require automation?

These are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you decide on a design.
You also need to make sure you have the correct dimensions and know the size of the gate you require. See step 2  to find out how to measure correctly.
Protecting your gate is also a very important step to ensure your gate can withstand not only the elements, but also continual use and stand the test of time.

The final appearance of your gate then needs to be considered i.e. decorative coating / colour.