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17 10, 2022

Caring for your Wooden Gates in Winter

2022-11-09T11:14:57+00:00October 17th, 2022|Charltons News, Driveway Gate, Garden Gates, Gate Fittings, Gate hinges, Gate Treatment|

Caring for your wooden gates in Winter should not be an arduous task. Now Autumn is well and truly here it is worth spending a small amount of time caring for your gates as the weather turns cooler and wetter. If your wooden gate is unprotected, any rain, sleet, or [...]

31 08, 2022

Mortice and Tenon Joints

2022-09-01T13:28:27+01:00August 31st, 2022|5 Bar Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Mortice & Tenon, Wood|

Charltons Driveway Gates and 5 Bar gates are made using Mortice and Tenon Joints. This time honoured and proven method of construction. It is one of the most vital parts of a gate,  however it can never be seen! Woodworkers around the world have used it for many thousands of [...]

26 07, 2022

Why do wooden gates warp?

2022-10-11T12:21:53+01:00July 26th, 2022|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Gate Treatment, Twisting gates, Why do gates warp|

Why do wooden gates warp?  It is woods nature to do so. The characteristics of wood affects how it reacts in different circumstances. However, certain easy measures can be taken to minimise the effects of this happening in the first place. - When it is wet wood will absorb moisture [...]

18 07, 2022

Do driveway gates need planning permission?

2022-07-28T15:41:34+01:00July 18th, 2022|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric Driveway Gates|

Do driveway gates need planning permission?   In general, the answer is no however, the Government's online Planning Portal details when you would need to apply for planning permission: You will not need to apply for planning permission if you wish to erect a new; or alter, maintain, improve or [...]

16 06, 2022

How long do wooden gates last?

2022-10-11T12:59:01+01:00June 16th, 2022|Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Gate Treatment, Made in Britain, Wooden driveway gates, Wooden gates|

How long do wooden gates last? This is not a straight forward question to answer as it depends many factors but generally as long as a gate is treated correctly it should last years. It is, however, worth remembering that the same gate fitted in two different locations or [...]

23 02, 2022

Buying a Wooden Driveway Gate?

2022-07-28T15:49:30+01:00February 23rd, 2022|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric Driveway Gates, Made in Britain, Made to Measure Gate, Wooden driveway gates, Wooden gates|

There are a large range of wooden driveway gates available on the market: You need to ask yourself what type of gate are you looking for?  What is the purpose of your gate? Where is it going? Do you require automation? Do you need pedestrian access? These are a few [...]

1 02, 2022

Garden Sleepers

2022-09-06T09:53:10+01:00February 1st, 2022|Charltons News|

Garden sleepers are extremely versatile and budget friendly. They are a fantastic choice for garden landscaping projects.   Garden Sleepers can be used for borders, raised beads and all sorts of landscaping projects and can be a perfect way to add a contemporary or rustic look to your garden. The [...]

27 01, 2022

Going greener with solar panel system

2022-02-01T12:23:09+00:00January 27th, 2022|Charltons News, Sustainability|

Charltons has invested in a 350 KWp solar panel system thanks to a six-figure funding package from HSBC Equipment Finance (UK) Ltd. The new ‘Solar PV System’ will generate around 35 percent of the business’s energy each day, with predicted future cost savings in excess of a million pounds as [...]

18 11, 2021

Make an entrance with a quality wooden gate

2022-05-12T16:13:06+01:00November 18th, 2021|Charltons News|

Quality hand selected materials expertly crafted by our team to create stunning range of quality wooden gates. All Made in Britain! Most driveway gates are a 50/50 equal split however, this does not have to be the case. One gate can be smaller than the other. Split gates are an [...]

25 10, 2021

Gate latches

2022-10-11T12:10:13+01:00October 25th, 2021|Gate Fittings|

What sort of gate latches do I need? The type of latch you you need depends on the type of gate that you are buying. See our guide below to the more popular choices. Ring latch               These are two-sided and work on gates that swing both inwards and outwards. [...]

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