Charltons News

23 02, 2024

Unveiling our Prestige Hardwood Driveway Gates

2024-02-23T12:46:11+00:00February 23rd, 2024|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Driveway Gate, Electric Driveway Gates, Made in Britain, Made to measure driveway gate, Oak driveway gates|

  Building on the success of launching several new gates and a range of coloured gates in celebration of our 120th anniversary, we are thrilled to unveil our latest offering: A range of high-end Prestige Driveway Gates. Designed for automation, these high-end, made-to-measure hardwood gates boast exceptional features. With a [...]

6 12, 2023

Gate Safety & Gate Maintenance

2023-12-19T11:18:22+00:00December 6th, 2023|Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Gate hinges, Gate maintenance, Gate safety, Hanging Gates|

  Gate Safety When hanging big heavy driveway gates, gate safety should always be considered. We would recommend that manual gates are installed by an experience installer and automated gates by a qualified installer. British Standard BS EN 12604 states a gate should not be capable of falling through single [...]

17 11, 2023

Wooden made to measure driveway gates; a classic choice

2023-12-19T11:15:33+00:00November 17th, 2023|Charltons News, Driveway Gate, Made to measure driveway gate, Made to Measure Gate, Wooden driveway gates|

Made to measure driveway gates; a classic choice. Wooden made to measure driveway gates can bring a timeless, classic charm to your property. They are an effective barrier to the entrance of your driveway. They are a relatively cost-effective long term solution for protecting your home, whilst improving the aesthetics. [...]

14 10, 2023

Sustainable timber lifecycle

2024-02-15T11:39:05+00:00October 14th, 2023|Charltons News|

Sustainable timber  When harvested responsibly, trees can be replanted and grown, ensuring a continuous supply of timber for future generations. Charltons timber  lifecycle is underpinned by PEFC controlled and certified timber softwood.  During production all by products are collected and reused. Nothing goes to waste. Sustainable timber has the lowest energy [...]

6 09, 2023

Treating Wooden Driveway Gates

2023-09-06T11:26:31+01:00September 6th, 2023|Charltons News, Driveway Gate, Gate Treatment, Wooden driveway gates|

  A quality wooden driveway gate is an great investment providing your home with security as well as kerb appeal. Regularly treating your wooden driveway gate will keep it looking at its best; Therefore it is recommended that you perform maintenance annually. It is important to know how to look [...]

24 07, 2023

Automatic driveway gates

2023-07-24T12:37:24+01:00July 24th, 2023|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric Driveway Gates, Electric gates, Home Security, Made to Measure Gate|

    Electric automatic driveway gates can beautifully compliment your property. Automating driveway gates enhance security, privacy, and convenience as well as adding kerb appeal.   They act as a significant physical deterrent, discouraging intruders from accessing the property. Privacy is ensured as automatic driveway gates conceal entrances and the [...]

3 07, 2023

New made to measure driveway gate

2023-07-03T12:54:25+01:00July 3rd, 2023|Charltons News|

Introducing .... The Farrington made to measure driveway gate   A new addition  to the Charltons Courtyard & Driveway Gate Range, the Farrington Driveway gate is a stylish gate available in slow grown Scandinavian softwood or Iroko Hardwood. The design allows visitors to see though the gate with the elegant [...]

16 05, 2023

Why do wooden gates warp?

2023-06-16T12:33:35+01:00May 16th, 2023|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 04, 2023

Celebrating 120 year Anniversary

2023-07-12T12:19:34+01:00April 18th, 2023|Charltons News|

This year, Charltons celebrate our landmark 120-year anniversary. From humble beginnings in 1903, when Frank Charlton started supplying pit props to Somerset coal mines, to supplying Royal Households, Glastonbury Festival and even exporting gates all the way to Australia.   As you may have seen in the Fencing News, in [...]

20 02, 2023

Which driveway gate is best?

2023-03-08T11:56:34+00:00February 20th, 2023|Automated Gates, Charltons News, Driveway Gate, Electric gates, Wooden driveway gates|

  When it comes to spending money on your property you need to ask yourself which driveway gate is best for me? How big is my driveway entrance? How often will the gates be used. What aspect will the gates be in? Do I need privacy as well as security? [...]

17 10, 2022

Caring for your Wooden Gates in Winter

2022-12-15T09:34:34+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 [...]

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 [...]

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