Product added to basket!

Why do Metal Gates Vary so Much in Price?

Buy Online Today

At this time of year, we get a lot of enquiries asking the million-dollar question of “I want a new gate, how much is it?

Now in essence this seems a pretty straight forward question however as there are many variables that can influence the price of a gate it is difficult to give an exact figure without more detailed information. Factors such as the size of the opening, the height required, the design, the specification of the steel and the finish all play a role in the price you should expect to pay and as such what may be affordable to one person may be very expensive for another therefore shopping on price alone is never really a great idea.

Despite the many variables that ultimately affect the price of a gate, we have decided to make things easier for you when doing general research by compiling a list of example prices below. To keep things simple, we have kept the width the same across each of the styles.

Metal Side Gate fitted between 2 house walls

Metal Side Gate Price Guide

For comparison purposes the below examples are based on a selection of our metal side gates that are designed to fit into an opening size of 914mm (3ft).

Example 1 (Entry Level Option)
  • Gate Design: Classic Bow Top
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Physical Height: 1830mm (6ft)
  • General Style: Decorative
  • Specification: 20mm x 6mm steel framework, 10mm round infill bars and 10mm x 3mm scrolls
  • Hinges: Fixed (not adjustable)
  • Latch: Universal tipping latch
  • Finish: Zinc-plated and powder coated black

£124.00 inc VAT*

Example 2 (Mid-Range Option)

  • Gate Design: Saxon
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Physical Height: 1970mm
  • General Style: Ball Top
  • Specification: 25mm x 10mm steel framework, 12mm round infill bars and decorative ball top finials
  • Hinges: Fixed (not adjustable)
  • Latch: Universal tipping latch
  • Finish: Zinc-plated and powder coated black

£156.00 inc VAT*

Example 3 (Heavy Duty Option)

  • Gate Design: Royal Talisman
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Height (once installed): 1830mm (6ft)
  • General Style: Timeless Wrought Iron
  • Specification: 40mm x 30mm solid steel hanging stiles, 40mm x 10mm closing stiles, 16mm solid metal infill bars
  • Hinges: Adjustable (for easier levelling during installation
  • Latch: Sliding latch (can be secured easily with a padlock
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£488.00 inc VAT*


 

Metal Garden Gate Price Guide

For comparison purposes the below examples are based on a selection of our metal garden gates. The size is the same for each one, but we have chosen an entry level design, mid-range option and a heavy-duty style to demonstrate how the specification of the steel will influence the price.

Royal Premier Garden Gate painted white

Example 1 (Entry Level)

  • Gate Design: Regent
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Physical Height: 914mm (3ft)
  • Style: Ornate/Decorative
  • Specification: 20mm x 6mm steel framework, 10mm diameter round infill bars and 10mm x 3mm scrollwork
  • Hinges: Fixed (does not provide any adjustment)
  • Latch: Universal tipping latch (the gate can be hinged on the left or right to suit your application)
  • Finish: Zinc-plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black

£66.00 inc VAT*

Example 2 (Mid-Range Option)

  • Gate Design: Corfe
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Physical Height: 1168mm
  • General Style: Traditional/Simple
  • Specification: 25mm x 25mm box section steel framework, 16mm solid round infill bars and fleur de lys finials
  • Hinges: Adjustable (for easier levelling during installation)
  • Latch: Sliding latch (can be secured with a padlock)
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£175.00 inc VAT*

Example 3 (Heavy Duty)

  • Design: Royal Premier
  • Fits Opening: 914mm (3ft)
  • Height (once installed): 1220mm (4ft)
  • Style: Wrought Iron (fitted with fleur-de-lys finials)
  • Construction: Flat bar solid steel 40mm x 30mm hanging stiles, 40mm x 10mm closing stiles, 16mm infill bars
  • Hinges: Adjustable (for easier installation)
  • Latch: Sliding latch (can be secure with a padlock)
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£295.00 inc VAT*


 

Metal Driveway Gate Price Guide

For comparison purposes we have assumed the size of the opening is 10ft as this is probably the most common size metal driveway gates we sell.

Royal Talisman arched metal driveway gate

Example 1 (Entry Level)

  • Design: Winchester Double Gates
  • Fits Opening: 3050m (10ft)
  • Physical Height (once installed): 920mm (3ft)
  • Style: Decorative/Ornate
  • Construction: 20mm x 8mm flat bar steel frames, 10mm infill bars and 10mm x 3mm decorative scrollwork
  • Hinges: Adjustable (for easier installation and levelling of the gates)
  • Closing Configuration: Standard tipping latch and drop bolt
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£208.00 inc VAT*

Example 2 (Mid-Range)

  • Design: Windsor Double
  • Fits Opening: 3050mm (10ft)
  • Physical Height: 1220mm
  • Style: Classic / Timeless
  • Construction: 25mm x 25mm box section steel framework, 12mm infill bars and decorative finials
  • Hinges: Adjustable (allows for levelling the gates during installation)
  • Closing Configuration: Sliding latch and drop bolts
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£763.00 inc VAT*

Example 3 (Heavy Duty)

  • Design: Balmoral Double 
  • Fits Opening: 3048mm (10ft)
  • Physical Height: 1168mm
  • Style: Imposing / Traditional
  • Construction: 40mm x 10mm solid steel flat bar framework, 16mm solid infill bars and spear shaped finials
  • Hinges: Adjustable (for levelling the gates during installation)
  • Closing Configuration: Sliding latch (can be secured with a padlock and drop bolts
  • Finish: Primed Black (undercoat)

£907.00 inc VAT*


 

Conclusion

We hope you now understand why it is very difficult to give an accurate price when asked the question how much is a new gate? As shown the price can vary significantly when making the comparison based on the specification of the gate alone so when you factor in all the other variables such as height, design, finish etc aswell the prices can vary significantly.

However to keep things simple for you, the easiest way to make a comparison is that the more the gate costs the higher the grade of steel will used in its construction so if you want something that is for low security / decorative purposes go for a lightweight option but if you need a solution that will provide a higher level of security or needs to span a larger opening we always recommend that you select a design with heavier duty components.

To find out more about our full range of high quality metal gates for the garden, driveway or any other area around your home that would benefit from additional security feel free to take a look at what we have to offer in our online shop. Alternatively, for help and advice or to have your questions answered please get in touch today by filling in our enquiry form or call us on 0844 804 5577 to speak to one of our advisors.

*Prices exclude delivery and are correct at 07/01/20 but may be subject to change