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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 [...]

12 06, 2023

Choosing the right Driveway Gate

2023-06-14T12:12:20+01:00June 12th, 2023|Automated Gates, Driveway Gate, Wooden driveway gates|

    Choosing the right driveway gate for your property needs some careful consideration. A quality wooden gate can add value and change the aesthetics of your property. What sort of gate is right for my property? What do I need to consider when installing a gate?   Planning permission? [...]

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 [...]

10 05, 2023

Made to measure wooden gates

2023-07-13T12:29:52+01:00May 10th, 2023|Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Made to Measure Gate, Made to seasure wooden gate, Wooden driveway gates, Wooden gates|

There are several benefits to buying a made-to-measure wooden gate, including: Perfect fit: Made-to-measure gates are crafted to fit your specific measurements and requirements. This ensures that the gate fits perfectly, looks aesthetically pleasing, and functions properly. Personalised design: With a made-to-measure wooden gate, you have the freedom to choose [...]

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? [...]

12 12, 2022

Driveway gates

2022-12-12T11:42:02+00:00December 12th, 2022|Automated Gates, Courtyard Gates, Driveway Gate, Made in Britain, Made to Measure Gate|

Wooden Driveway Gates A wooden driveway gate can add value to your property as well as improving security. A beautifully crafted gate can create a memorable first impression of your property.  Each wooden gate will have its own unique experience due to the natural differences in the grain of wood. [...]

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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