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Q.What areas do you cover?

A. I offer an installation service within a 30 mile radius of LA28PN.

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Q.Do you make bespoke gates?

A. Yes I can make gates to any existing or new design.

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Q. What are Tanalised gates?

A. My Tanalised pine gates are made using timber that has been treated with a preservative base coat that is applied under pressure. They will benefit from further treatment after installation.

 

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Q. Will my gates or posts split and move.

A. Splits and cracks will occcur in timber as it expands and contracts with humidity and temperature changes. Whilst these can appear quite alarming, these splits DO NOT affect the strength and durability of the gates or posts. The splits and cracks happen because timber is a natural product and is a living material and through the year the wood expands and contracts, often meaning quite large cracks appear in the hot,dry weather, and then close up in the wetter winter months. All timber whether Hardwood or Softwood may naturally move and is unavoidable.

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Q. Do you stain or paint the gates?

A. My pine gates are supplied with a Tanalised preservative base coat but will benefit from further treatment using a stain/preservative such as Sikkens or Cuprinol. 
My Hardwood gates are made from Sapele which is a naturally oily timber that needs to weather for a couple of months before it will accept a paint or stain.