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Events for 2017

Rowdeford Garden Fair
May 14th
Rowdeford School, Rowde, Devizes,
SN10 2QQ
www.rowdefordcharity.org.uk/events/53-garden-fair

West Woodhay Gardeners' Fair
June 23–25th
West Woodhay House, West Woodhay, Highclere, Berks. RG20 0BS

Oak Fair
August 26th–27th
Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
www.stockgaylard.com

Gates

The gates I make come in an ever-increasing range of styles and sizes. As with most things I produce, they are all made to order so can be tailored to fit a specific space. The majority of the gates are made using locally sourced English hardwoods, especially oak and sweet chestnut. Both woods are renowned for their durability outdoors without the need for artificial preservatives.

Styles of gates

The present range of gates listed below is designed to complement the styles of rustic fencing I make:

  • Gate hurdle style gate
  • Minorcan style gate
  • Leaf motif gate
  • Chestnut paling gate
  • Cleft chestnut infill gate
  • Entrance gate

Each gate is unique

Even though a gate may be one of the above styles, each one is treated individually, with deviations from those that have gone before; sometimes a small detail, at other times a more radical change. I am constantly modifying both my technique and my design solutions in an attempt to improve the finished article.

Because I choose,where appropriate, to work with a lot of cleft (split) timber, the material I use varies in its qualities, and so every piece I do is unique. As a result, quite often the 'standard' styles are a mere starting point from which the final design evolves.

Gate posts

As part of the whole design solution, I make gate posts to match the style of each particular gate; be they a sawn and planed oak post for a formal entrance gate or a rough sawn oak post for a rustic cottage garden gate.

Gate installation

I am happy to provide a full gate installation service should you require it, or can simply supply the finished gate for you to install yourselves.

For a better idea of my gate range please go to the gates gallery.