There are several hardwood timbers to choose from, all come under the "Very Durable" timber classification and offer similar benefits in that they are extremely hard wearing and low maintenance.
- Iroko is a West African timber, sometimes called "African Teak". It can be slightly inconsistent in colour due to species type but will weather evenly over time.
- Padauk is another West African timber with a consistent red brown colour weathering to silver grey if not oiled.
- European Oak a timeless timber which is very consistent in colour with distinctive graining.
- Chestnut. UK sourced from sustainable coppice woods this hard wearing timber isn't suitable for boarded gates but is ideal for rustic styles where the timber is "cleft" or " riven"
Choosing the correct timber is an important part of buying you new gate.
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If you are looking to automate your gates it's preferable to choose a styles from the premier gates as these have a solid visual base rail.