The Axmouth Driveway Gate provides an interesting alternative to our standard range of driveway gates. This gate is ideal when a certain amount of visibility is required, possibly for the dogs to view what is going on outside. Can be made as a single, or as a pair of gates
Joinery Quality Timber
The Axmouth driveway gates are made for us in the UK using kiln dried joinery quality Scandinavian redwood timber. A mixture of CNC machinery and a trained workforce combine to produce a quality product. Each gate is made using timber components produced from the cutting list and the CNC machine. These machined timbers are banded together and pressure treated with Tanalith-E wood preservative. This treatment helps protect the timber against decay and fungal attack. Tanalised timbers enjoy an increased service life when compared to products made with standard dip treatment. After drying each gate is then assembled and hand finished.
The top two rails are made from 75mm x 100mm scandinavian redwood. Both rails are then morticed to receive the ex 25mm x 100mm planed timbers which then fit snugly into the two top rails. The gate frames are ledge and braced construction, with mortice and tenon joints. Both gate stiles (uprights) are also made from 75mm x 100mm to give the gate extra strength. Extra bracing is then morticed into the framework. The amount of bracing will depend on the height of the gate.
Most of our driveway entrance gates are made using quality softwood. This is a Scandinavian redwood, the timber being treated with tanalith preservative. This helps produce a gate that can be stained and maintained for many years to come. However, this Axmouth gate can also be made using hardwood. This is normally from Iroko but sometimes they are constructed from Sapele, both of these timber species are durable and stable. While Hardwood is a more expensive option the extra durability should provide a significantly longer service life. More traditional style gates include the Balmoral Driveway Gate and the Clyst gates
Axmouth Sizes Available
Not all driveways are the same, so each Axmouth gate is made to order. Axmouth gates can be made anywhere between 3′ and 10′ (910mm to 3050mm). We normally price the gates by individual leaf, so please be careful to mention when you are pricing up for double gates
Looking after your Gates
All Southern Timber softwood gates are pressure treated to help protect the timber against decay and fungal attack. This pressure treatment, Tanalith E, starts as a light green but changes to a light honey brown, then after 18-24 months to a grey colour which is perfectly normal.
We would strongly recommend applying extra protection to the Axmouth Driveway Gate. Water repellency and colour can be achieved by using wood stain/preservatives from Osmo, Liberon or Treatex. Osmo Wood Stain is available in a wide range of colours and will help repel rain water from penetrating through the gate surface. Osmo Country Colour looks more like a conventional paint finish but is microporous and allows the wood to breathe – it won’t bubble, blister or peel like a conventional paint finish.