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Made to Measure Wooden Gates for Your Garden and Home in Manchester, Cheshire & Surrounding Areas

Village Gates offer all types of made to measure wooden gates ranging from low garden gates, tall bulky driveway gates and bespoke wooden gates. We make exact size gates with many different designs available to help you with your choice. Browse through the links below to find ideas from the pictures of just some of the jobs we’ve done in the past. Our gates are available for manual use or to be automated.

These timber gates are available in some of the finest hardwoods including Idigbo, Iroko and Meranti. For a cheaper option, there are also our softwood gates made from Scandinavian Redwood. These are built in the exact same way as our hardwood gates but are less durable and require more maintenance.

Our low garden gates and low driveway gates range from 30 inches high to 5ft high. The garden gates and driveway gates start at 5ft high and go up to 8ft high. As all gates are bespoke and made to measure, the widths are dependent on the gap size.

For manually opening gates we use only quality tee hinges for small openers or adjustable hinges for larger openers. A variety of different hardware finishes are available. These start with the standard galvanised silver hardware kits, also available in black on galvanised. Customers can also have high-performance hardware such as stainless steel or pewter ironmongery. The option of a key lock is also available with all gates. This is lockable from both sides.

The Benefits of Bespoke Wooden Gates

There are plenty of reasons why made to measure bespoke wooden gates would improve your home. From an aesthetic point of view, handmade gates, wooden side gates and custom size gates look stunning and add an element of class to your property. And from a practical perspective, our gates offer you and your family greater security and are very low maintenance, especially if you choose one of our finest hardwoods.

Below are just a few other reasons why you should consider wooden gates.

They Get More Beautiful with Age

The wood we use to create your custom-sized gates, from our finest hardwoods including Oak, Maple and Idigbo to our more affordable softwood gates like the Scandanavian Redwood, has a beautiful ageing process unlike any other material out there. Exposing it to the elements and properly treating it changes the look of your gates over time which we think you’ll find aesthetically pleasing. We like to think that our high-quality gates become part of your home over the years and that you grow to love them for their security as much as their beauty.

Highly Versatile

Wooden gate installation can take place anywhere across the exterior of your house and at Village Gates, we offer a range of wooden gates for you to choose. From beautiful garden gates that can nestle amongst your beautifully curated front or back garden to stunning wooden driveway gates that have a simple yet effective gate design and offer a secure physical barrier for you and your family – we can create the right gate for you. 

Environmentally Friendly

With climate change being ever more present in our lives, we have to start thinking about how the decisions we make today will affect the day-to-day lives of our children and grandchildren. Wooden gates are not only stunning and secure but they are also an environmentally friendly option compared to metal gates and gates made of other materials. Furthermore, the fact that here at Village Gates we create made-to-measure, exact-size gates means you can rest easy knowing that no material is going to waste and that you’ve chosen the most eco-friendly option.

Cheaper than Steel or Plastic

Wooden gates remain an appealing option to customers over metal gates, steel gates or gates made from other materials. Of course, the cost of gate installation is something to consider but the overall expenditure of raw materials is minimal. Furthermore, wooden gates are a good option if you want a fully enclosed gate. A lot of wrought iron gates are made of individual bars meaning you’re a little more vulnerable and exposed to the outside world. Bespoke wooden gates made by Village Gates offer total privacy and help you save a few pennies along the way.

The Types of Wooden Gates We Offer

We offer two different types of bespoke wooden gates: Wooden Garden Gates and Wooden Driveway Gates.

Our Wooden Garden Gates are a perfect option to the front, side or rear of your home. These gorgeous gates are made using a mixture of traditional and modern construction. We use 70mm thick planed mortice built around a tenon framework which offers durability and attractiveness that you’ll struggle to find somewhere else. Our Wooden Garden Gates are installed using ironmongery available in galvanised silver, pewter, stainless steel or black on galvanised. For regular-sized gates, we use tee hinges but for larger gates, we use bigger openers. We also supple ring latches and gate locks for both sides.

Our Wooden Driveway Gates are for those looking for greater security and privacy while keeping an attractive edge to their home. At Village Gates, we can make your Wooden Driveway Gates in any way you like. Our experienced joiners use the finest quality wood to craft the right gate for you. Choose from a single or double leaf gate with a smaller opening for people to come in and out of. Like our Wooden Garden Gates, we supply the driveway gates with ring latches, gate locks and a Brenton pad bolt.

The Types of Timber Village Gates Use

We offer 3 different types of timber for you to choose from before your bespoke wooden gate project gets underway. Each one offers its own unique qualities and values, more details of which can be found below. Don’t worry though, we don’t expect you to know exactly which type of timber you need specifically for your wooden gate. This isn’t a test!

Of course, it’s good for you to understand the types of timber we offer, and the advantages that they bring. But we are always on hand to offer professional advice and our years of experience, so that you make the right choice for your wooden gate project.

Idigbo Hardwood

  • Other names: Black Afara
  • Origin: West Africa
  • Appearance: Pale oak
  • Average tree height: 30-46 metres
  • Main feature: Strong resistance to moisture

Idigbo Hardwood is commonly used in joinery. The pale, natural and light oak appearance makes it a very attractive and popular choice for all types of wooden gates. It is a naturally strong timber with good resistance to moisture, making it a wise choice if you live in a rainy area, and in the North West of England, who doesn’t live in a rainy area!?

This type of timber takes stain very well, so you can choose from a variety of different shades at will. Although this type of timber can be more expensive than other types, like the Scandinavian Redwood, most of the hardwood gates we produce are made from Idigbo Hardwood. This is a testament to the materials’ strength, quality, versatility and appearance.

When is Idigbo a Good Choice?

Idigbo Hardwood is likely to be a good choice if:

  • you live in an area with lots of wet weather
  • you want to match or establish a light, pale exterior
  • material strength and durability are priorities
  • you’re a joiner

Iroko Hardwood

  • Other names: African Teak
  • Origin: West Africa
  • Appearance: Varies
  • Average tree height: 30-40 metres
  • Main feature: Very strong and durable

Perhaps the most luxurious type of timber we offer is Iroko, often referred to as ‘African Teak’. This wood has many of the same desirable features that oak has to offer. You can find both light and dark variances of brown with irregular shading being one of its outstanding features.

Iroko – a coincidentally pirate sounding name – can often be found in boating yards, as the material is widely used in the boat building industry. It has natural oils in it that add to the wood’s colour and charm. However, if the wood is left untreated, it will turn silver-grey over time. For this reason, regular maintenance is required to maintain a naturally stained appearance.

When Should You Choose Iroko?

Choose Iroko Hardwood if:

  • you like oak or materials that look like oak
  • you don’t mind regular maintenance
  • material strength and durability are priorities
  • you’re a pirate 

Scandinavian Redwood Gates (Softwood)

  • Other names: Redwood, California Redwood 
  • Origin: Scandinavia and Russia (grown all over the world though)
  • Appearance: Rustic with tight knots
  • Average tree height: 60-90 metres
  • Main feature: Light and natural appearance

Our high-quality Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood) gates are light in colour and fresh in their appearance. The wood will keep its looks for many years, but not without periodic maintenance. This softwood must be treated regularly and well maintained to ensure it maintains its naturally good looks. The material takes treatments and stains reasonably well, but not as easily as our other two types of timber.

The most noticeable feature of Scandinavian Redwood is its tight knots. Considered to be visible imperfections in the wood grain, they actually add to the charm of the material and emphasise the natural impression of our wooden gates brilliantly. With this in mind, you can rest assured that not only is your home secure and protected, our Redwood wooden gates also provide a beautiful eye-catcher to your property too.

When is Scandinavian Redwood the Way to Go?

Scandinavian Redwood may be the choice for you if:

  • you want a light and natural appearance
  • saving costs is a priority
  • regular maintenance isn’t a problem
  • you’re Scandinavian

Wooden Garden Gates

Any of these types of timber would be a great choice for your wooden garden gates. It all depends on your specific ideas and desires, and the conditions the gates are likely to face throughout the year. We offer a wide range of different garden gate styles, including our Cheshire, Lancashire, Birchwood, Lymm, Stockton and Swan Neck designs.

Always durable, completely stable and of the very best quality; all of our wooden garden gates offer elegance, visual appeal, security and privacy for your home. Visit our wooden garden gate page for more information on how they are built using our 70mm thick planed mortice and tenon framework and much more about the entire process, including how we expertly craft our gates in our Warrington workshop. 

Wooden Driveway Gates

Idigbo, Iroko or Redwood look and perform equally as well as part of your driveway gates too! We can supply the best quality wooden driveway gates to keep your garden private and secure. Our wooden driveway gates provide an attractive entrance to your home, as well as satisfying your privacy and domestic security concerns at the same time. Our wooden driveway range of gates, as with all of our wooden gate products, are handcrafted using both traditional and modern methods of construction. For more information on how we make them and what is possible, visit our wooden driveway gates page.

Get in Touch With Us

So, if you’re looking for bespoke wooden gates for your garden or stunning wooden driveway gates that are installed to a high standard, are an effective security barrier and beautiful new addition to your property, then Village Gates are the people you should get in touch with.

If you live in Manchester, Warrington, Chester, Newton-le-Williams, Dunham Massey, Winwick, St Helens or anywhere else in the North West of England, be sure to get in touch with us. We’d be happy to talk through your project with us and answer any questions you may have.