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
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
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.
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.
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.