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Driveway Gate

Replacement gates to a grand house in Upwey, Dorset
The original gates had become dilapidated and one of the gate posts had taken a nasty knock from a large vehicle. A local stonemason came and repaired the stone columns, and measurements were taken for the replacement gates. The shaped top timber was copied from the original pair and the component parts were prepared in our workshop. Using wedged through tenons makes for an incredibly strong frame, braced with diagonal timbers to prevent any dropping. Tongued and grooved cladding was machined to fit the frames exactly, then all the component pieces, the assembled frames and cut cladding were given two coats of wood preserver, knotting treatment, primer undercoat and three coats of Farrow and Ball Exterior Eggshell in Lichen to finish. This meant there were no unpainted exposed parts. Finally the cladding was fixed with stainless steel screws, then timber plugs were glued in and sanded back to flush. A final touch up and they were ready to reinstall.