The correct selection of timber is essential if the wooden gates are to be both superior in appearance and durable enough to last for years in all weathers.
Some timber gates are constructed from softwoods such as Scandinavian Redwood. This material is simply not suitable for exterior use, such gates soon deteriorate in both appearance and strength.
Hardwoods have a more complex cell structure than softwoods, and are generally denser and more oily, consequently they produce gates that are both more durable and of much superior appearance.
Our chosen timber for the production of wooden gates is Iroko – a hardwood that grows in managed forests in west and east Africa. Its density and natural oils make it so durable that it is often used in boat building and exterior cladding of buildings.
All components are manufactured on site ensuring the integrity of the construction process reducing the risk of small cuttings of tongue and groove board for example.
We only employ the most skilled craftsmen to produce gates to our exacting standards.
We use traditional woodworking and jointing techniques (mortice and tennon) to ensure strong reliable gates for years of trouble free service.
We use a timber bottom rail on all our wooden gates to increase strength and reduce risk of expansion. With this system in place it increases the life of the gate by at least ten years.
All Pro-fix Joinery gates undergo specialist treatments during assembly, and are then professionally spray coated using a range of premium quality products, to produce a beautiful finish that lasts for years. In fact we three coats of Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 finishing with a coat of protective UV stain.
Finally, the finished gates are cushion packed in specially constructed timber packing cases and shipped direct to any location in the world.