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26 07, 2022

Why do wooden gates warp?

2022-08-03T14:31:31+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. Woods characteristics will affect 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 -When it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 02, 2020

Gate Safety and Automated Gates

2020-02-11T16:54:32+00:00February 10th, 2020|Automated Gates, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric gates, Gate safety, Security|

Charltons recommends that a qualified installer fits automated gates and supports Gate Safety Awareness. For more information click the links below http://www.dhfonline.org.uk/about.htm http://gate-safe.org/ An automatic gate is ideal for high levels of convenience as well as security. The majority of Charltons Courtyard Gates and some 5 Bar gates can be [...]

24 09, 2019

Choosing the right driveway gates

2021-09-21T12:19:36+01:00September 24th, 2019|5 Bar Gates, Automated Gates, Courtyard Gates, Electric gates, Made in Britain, PEFC|

Choosing the right driveway gates can help to define your property. They can make your home stand out or they can make your home look similar to the houses in your street (which ever you prefer). A wooden gate can be used to compliment your property and complete your homes [...]

30 08, 2019

Installation of new Farleigh Hardwood Driveway Gate

2021-09-16T10:12:14+01:00August 30th, 2019|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric gates, Made in Britain, New Product|

I am sure you will all agree that the first installation of our new Farleigh hardwood driveway gate design looks fantastic! It creates great kerb appeal and aesthetics for the house behind. When it comes to creating a driveway gates, you are hard to better the effects that Iroko produces. [...]

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