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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 07, 2021

Reasons to buy a Charltons wooden gate

2022-06-23T14:27:12+01:00July 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 [...]

18 07, 2020

Privacy, Security & Kerb appeal

2021-09-30T09:27:42+01:00July 18th, 2020|Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Electric gates, Made in Britain|

Whether you live in a traditional country house or an ultra-contemporary building, adding a wooden gate is a guaranteed way to add privacy & security, kerb appeal and value to any property. Not only do they add extra levels of privacy & security, making it harder for any unwelcome guests [...]

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 [...]

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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