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Discover the Timeless Beauty of a Hardwood Gate

Our range of premium Hardwood Gates are designed to provide a superior aesthetic to your property. With a wide range of gate designs to choose from in Idigbo, Iroko and Oak, they are the perfect way to enhance the appearance and security of your property. Look at some of the examples below or get in touch today to receive a competitive quote.

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Choose from Our Range of Gate Types

Explore the range of styles detailed below to discover the ideal hardwood gate to meet your needs. We have a wide range of options available for you to choose from, including garden gates, side, driveway, wicket, bi-fold, sliding, or 3/4 to 1/4 split hardwood gates. With each one expertly handcrafted in the UK, they look amazing, are functional and will transform the appearance of any entrance at a very affordable price.

Hardwood side gate example designs

Wood Types

You can specify our hardwood gates in three highly desirable types of timber, as detailed below.


This species of hardwood belongs to the Meliaceous family of timber and is mainly found in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, and Nigeria. Renowned for its versatility and durability, Idigbo is an excellent timber for making gates as it has a strong and very attractive finish. The appearance is very similar to European Oak however it has a more affordable cost, less knots, splits, and twists. 


Originating from the west coast of Africa, this species of hardwood timber is produced from the wood of the Iroko tree. It will typically feature a medium to coarse texture, open pores, and an interlocking grain pattern. The colour of the timber can vary depending on which part of the tree is used. In general, the heartwood will have a yellow to golden or medium brown colour (which occurs when the heartwood is exposed to light) and will result in the timber's appearance darkening over time. In comparison, sapwood has a pale yellow colour. When a combination of the two is combined, it can create some truly beautiful gates.


Widely regarded as a premium material, Oak has exceptional strength and durability. With a predominantly light colour and a very distinct grain, it is extremely resistant to fungal attacks thanks to the dense composition of the timber. Whilst the actual shade of Oak will vary between individual trees (and even the branches within a tree) it comes from, once a stain or oil is applied these differences combine to generate a wonderful natural variation to a gate. Provided the correct care and maintenance are carried out, an Oak gate can last for upwards of 30-40 years; however, please do note that this timber species is prone to splitting and may feature large knots; therefore, it is only recommended when a rustic look is your preferred choice. 

Hardwood timber types

Quality and Craftsmanship Go into Each One of our Hardwood Gates

At Garden Gates Direct, we take pride in the fact that our gates are of exceptional quality and are built with an industry level of craftsmanship. Each hardwood gate is meticulously handmade in the UK using laminated timber (excluding Cedar), which, although more expensive to produce, results in an exceptionally strong and robust gate. Our complete collection of single and double gate designs will withstand the test of time, thus helping to make a lasting impression within your property.

Benefits of Using Laminated Hardwood

  • The multi-layered construction provides a high level of strength.
  • More stable than solid timber.
  • Less prone to shrinkage and swelling throughout the year.
  • A higher level of consistency is possible because defects can be cut out during production.
  • Less impact on the environment as a more efficient use of the logs can be achieved.

  Example hardwood driveway gates design

Styles & Designs

Browse our comprehensive range of premium hardwood gates in the categories below to discover the perfect style to meet your property's privacy and security requirements. With a broad number of standard designs to select from, it is also possible to produce bespoke designs. Consequently, if you are unable to find the gate you need, please get in touch with your design ideas (including a sketch or example), and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

  • Hardwood Driveway Gates: Look at our stunning collection of flat top, arch top, gunstock, picket, and swan neck double gate designs.
  • Hardwood Garden Gates: Choose from a broad spectrum of styles including square top, arched pale top and open boarded single gate designs.
  • Bi Folding Hardwood Gates: An outstanding choice where space is at a premium, these gate designs will typically feature 3 or 4 hinged sections for a reduced swinging radius.
  • Hardwood Side Gates: This range of tall gate comes in numerous shapes and sizes. Available in solid boarded, open panelled or ledge and braced styles, with features such as straight, arched, spindle, lattice, or picket top designs. 
  • Hardwood Field Gates: This range comprises of several single and double gate designs. They include styles such as 5 bar, 4 bar, arched top, and chunky styles, and can be utilised for a wide range of residential applications.
  • Hardwood Wicket Gates: This type of gate features an internal door within the framework to allow for pedestrian access and is an excellent choice for wider entrances when it is not practical to fully open a standard pair of driveway gates.
  • 3/4 to 1/4 Split Hardwood Gates: This style will feature an uneven split configuration where one panel is wider than the other. Whilst most suited to flat top designs, they can be specified in most other styles. 

  Iroko hardwood driveway  gates with an arched top

Care & Maintenance

Whilst hardwood gates are a premium product and are more expensive than softwood counterparts, they are still susceptible to movement therefore proper maintenance and care is essential to keep them looking their very best. Here are a few tips to help you out.

  1. Ensure the timber is properly finished with an appropriate stain, oil or paint to prevent moisture ingress and stop it excessively drying out during periods of hot weather.
  2. Avoid using a microporous finish, as this can result in warping and twisting of the timbers.
  3. Do not use any type of paint designed for use with fencing as it is not compatible with smooth planed timber.
  4. Ensure all parts of the gate are properly protected, including the bottom and underside of any rails.
  5. Inspect the gate regularly and check the condition of the finish. For optimum performance and lifespan, we recommend retreating the timber twice a year.
  6. Only use appropriate fittings, correct sizes posts and suitable automation.

Impartial Professional Advice

If you would like to find out more information about our stunning collection of premium quality Hardwood gates in Idigbo, Iroko and Oak, please feel free to contact Garden Gates Direct today by email or using our enquiry form. We will be on hand to answer any questions or queries, provide advice and send you a quote to suit your needs.

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