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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 [...]

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?

2023-02-10T10:38:39+00:00February 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

2023-02-09T09:39:21+00:00February 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

2023-02-10T11:31:48+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

2023-01-18T16:26:02+00:00October 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. [...]

11 10, 2021

Keeping your Home Safe!

2021-10-11T13:03:05+01:00October 11th, 2021|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric gates, Garden Gates, Security, Side gate|

Charltons are an once again an official supporter of National Home Security Month - Keeping our homes safe! Home is the place where you make treasured memories with your family and loved ones. National Home Security Month is here to highlight the importance of preventative measures. Not only to protect [...]

17 08, 2021

Should Driveway Gates open in or out?

2022-07-18T10:24:04+01:00August 17th, 2021|Automated Gates, Courtyard Gates, Hanging Gates, Side gate|

Should Driveway Gates open in or out?  A question that we are often asked. There are lots of things that you need to take into consideration when installing pair of driveway or garden gates. The type of material, the design and whether you want them automated or not.  However, you [...]

13 07, 2021

Reasons to buy a Charltons wooden gate

2023-02-10T10:39:09+00:00July 13th, 2021|5 Bar Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Garden Gates, Made in Britain, Pedestrian gates, Side gate, Wooden gates|

Reasons to buy a Charltons wooden gate; Quality, Appearance, Function, Security, Versatility and Sustainability! What better way to make the first impression of your property memorable than a beautifully crafted wooden gate. A gate is often the first thing visitors see. Its appearance can define expectation of what lies ahead [...]

25 06, 2021

Which hand gate do you need?

2021-09-13T09:28:19+01:00June 25th, 2021|5 Bar Gates, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Garden Gates, Hanging Gates, Pedestrian gates|

So how do you work out which hand gate do you need? Some gates are hung from the left or right hand. This is because they are built to be self supporting and stronger on one side of the gate. The hand of a gate is determined by the positions [...]

21 06, 2021

Electric Driveway Gates

2021-09-13T10:15:16+01:00June 21st, 2021|Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric Driveway Gates, Electric gates, Made in Britain, Wood|

Electric driveway gates have many advantages. They improve home security against intruders and provide all-weather ease of operation. They also offer a level of prestige that manual gates cannot. However, electric gates are not without their dangers. Potential accidents can be avoided as long as the gates are used correctly [...]

23 10, 2020

Wood durability; Heartwood & Sapwood

2023-02-17T10:23:11+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Charltons News|

Often, when reading information about timber products the word "durability" is mentioned. What does this actually mean? What is wood durability? Mature trees all contain Heartwood which is an inner core and this is surrounded by an outer layer known as Sapwood.  Sapwood is new wood. It is like a [...]

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