Galvanizing for consumers

Buying a gate for your driveway, garden or entrance, can be a complicated process. You need to consider a wide range of differing scenarios from typical dimensions through to what it will be made from (metal or wood), and how to protect your initial investment for the long term (galvanizing or painting) and possibly just as important the final finished appearance.Our simple guide to gates aims to make your decision making process easier by giving you a step by step process to follow. Starting from the initial issue of how to provide correct measurements through to the selection of material type, protection and decoration.

Before you make any decisions on buying a gate, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the function of my gate?
  • What material should it be made from?
  • How do I protect my gate?