Dorchester Side Gate

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Our "Prestige" side gate range, the Dorchester. Combining the strength and durability of deep metal frames with the natural beauty of hand selected timber infill to create a truly elegant side gate, that really does "make an entrance". Using the finest Iroko (hardwood) - a naturally aesthetically pleasing wood. Expertly crafted by hand to any size in the UK. First by our skilled fabricators then to our experienced joiners for infill. Our metal framed gate range is what we are most proud of. Attention to detail both for look and durability is paramount. Sturdy 40mm x 40mm premium frame work, smooth welded joints, solid 30mm x 15mm rear bracing bars (if required - dependant on design) and stainless steel screws to fix the timber into place. To help prevent the gate from twisting or warping, welded braces are placed throughout the rear of the gate to ensure the cladding is correctly fixed.
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Our "Prestige" side gate range, the Dorchester. Combining the strength and durability of deep metal frames with the natural beauty of hand selected timber infill to create a truly elegant side gate, that really does "make an entrance".

Using the finest Iroko (hardwood) - a naturally aesthetically pleasing wood. Expertly crafted by hand to any size in the UK. First by our skilled fabricators then to our experienced joiners for infill. Our metal framed gate range is what we are most proud of. Attention to detail both for look and durability is paramount. Sturdy 40mm x 40mm premium frame work, smooth welded joints, solid 30mm x 15mm rear bracing bars (if required - dependant on design) and stainless steel screws to fix the timber into place. To help prevent the gate from twisting or warping, welded braces are placed throughout the rear of the gate to ensure the cladding is correctly fixed. As timber is a natural product, it is prone to move during the seasons - in fact, a single piece of cladding can swell or contract up to 1.5mm, therefore, unlike others, we predict this movement and all gates are produced with a (non see through) expansion gap allowing the gate to "breathe" without anyone noticing it. The gap is dependant on gate size, and is usually between 5mm and 15mm which runs along the frame, parallel to the cladding width. This ensures stability of the gate without compromising the look.

Comes complete with a 10 year workmanship guarantee, fitted adjustable hinges/ pins, opening latch. Therefore, if fitting to existing posts/ pillars - this gate is ready to hang with no extras required.


Width of Gate: Taken as the actual gate (not opening size). This can be easily calculated - measure the distance between the pillars and reduce by 100mm (4") or if you are purchasing our posts then the gate size required would be your opening size minus 50mm, then minus the total width of posts purchased (eg 2 x 80mm x 80mm posts would be a reduction of 160mm plus the additional 50mm meaning a total reduction of 210mm)

Height of Gate: Taken to the highest point of each gate. We recommend allowing a minimum of 25mm (1") clearance between the bottom edge of gate and the ground. If you require a more exact height, please contact us to order.

Fitted Lock and Handle: included with the gate.

Gate Furniture: included with the gate: 2 x adjustable hinges and hinge pins. As standard, the position of the hinge will be 6" (150mm) from the bottom edge of gate and 6" (150mm) from top edge of gate. If you require these to be different (if for example you already have pins set into a post/ pillar), please call us.

Finish: As standard, the framework will be finished in black (included in price) with optional finish to choose from for timber. We can also supply the frame in any RAL colour if needed.

Side Gate finish options
Posts: Choose between "above ground" or "below ground". Both come with gate pins attached ready to drop the gate in place. "Above ground" posts will have a base plate.

Security: Why not add one of our fitted gate locks with keys for even more security.

Calculating Side Gate Size:
  • Take three measurements between existing posts/ pillars - top, middle and bottom (as below).
How to measure side gates size
  • Take the smallest of the three widths and reduce as follows: (depending on gate set up)
Option 1: Gate hanging on the rear of posts/ pillars. Main advantage of this set up is the reduced gap that is visible between the gate edge and post. 

Side Gates set up example.
To calculate gate width: Take the lowest measurement and reduce by 50mm (2").
Option 2: Gate mounted between existing posts/ pillars.
Hanging a side gate between existing posts/ pillarsTo calculate gate width: Take the lowest measurement and reduce by 100mm (4").

For further information, please call our sales team direct on 0800 6124 965

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Handcrafted in the UK Time served construction techniques
Timber Timber - Iroko (hardwood)
Frame 40mmx 40mm - metal
Premium Frame 40mmx 40mm - metal
Rear Structural Bracing 30mm x 15mm - metal
Sizes Made to measure
Calculating the actual width required of a wooden driveway gate is easy...just follow these simple steps below.
  1. Take three measurements between existing pillars or posts.
  2. Reduce the LOWEST size by 40mm (or approx 1.5")
  3. That's it! The size left after the reduction is the gate width required. Online, we offer gate width's to the nearest inch, simply select the closest size (lower) from the drop down menu - or call to order for an exact width.
How to measure driveway gate width

Please note: If no pillars or posts on there, measure the opening and reduce by 2 x posts. Gates up to 10ft wide should use 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4") posts, over 10ft use 150mm x 150mm (6" x 6") posts.

How to measure wooden driveway gates 
 Download and print PDF Guide on "How to Measure your Gate Width".
 


Measuring for Automated Gates:

For above ground automation, rear hung on the back of the posts take the smallest measurement and reduce by 50mm (this will give you the actual gate size to order).

For above ground automation, hung in the centre of the posts take the smallest measurement and reduce by 150mm (this will give you the actual gate size to order).

For below ground automation, rear hung on the back of the posts take the smallest measurement and plus 20mm (this will give you the actual gate size to order).

For below ground automation, rear hung in the centre of the posts take the smallest measurement and reduce by 240mm (this will give you the actual gate size to order).

Please note: Images are used to show the style of gate and have been computer generated. A Sample of wood used in construction is available on request. Width advertised is total width of gate. For example, if you select a width of 9ft, you will receive 2 leafs at 4ft 6". Height is taken to the highest point of gate. Rear view design can differ from image shown depending on the width of gate and/ or height.

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Daniel Jones
from Bristol
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extra security

I wasn't sure on if i should go for the Dorchester or Kent but i decided the fleur de lys added more character to the gate and also a deterrent to intruders as there has been some break ins in the area recently. Its added great security down the side of my house as it comes with a fitted lock in the price! Great service!

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