When selecting a new gate for your home and garden the two main materials of choice will be either metal or wood. With each material forming an entirely different look, we thought we would provide you with a little more information on the main benefits and drawbacks of each material.
A high quality wooden garden gate will create a unique appeal that will add charm and character to any space no matter how big or small. Generally constructed from softwood, as this is the most readily available and cost effective timber available, they can be made in a whole host of designs and sizes to suit individual requirements. For the environmentally conscious amongst us, always try to opt for a design that has been manufactured from FSC managed forests as this method of manufacturing and harvesting timber is seen as sustainable which can only be a good thing for the environment.
The Benefits of Wood
The Drawbacks of a Wood
Unlike timber that adds charm and character, metal garden gates will provide a starker appearance and do not offer as high a level of privacy. Although available in a wide range of traditional styles, metal designs tend to fit well with more modern properties as the cleaner lines mirror the home far better than the natural properties of timber.
The Benefits of Metal
The Drawbacks of Metal
In conclusion, regardless of the material chosen, all garden gates will have their own individual pro and cons. It is up to you to decide the best material that is going to fit your homes style.