Softwood gates are more economical than their hardwood counterparts. Our softwood gates will come to you already treated with ACQ Permawood treatment to protect against rot. You won’t need to apply any further treatments unless you specifically want to for cosmetic reasons.
Your softwood gates will last for anywhere between 15 – 25 years and you’ll benefit from a cost effective product that will give good longevity.
Our hardwood gates are manufactured using kiln dried Iroko hardwood timber. This timber is a sustainable West African wood and is extremely durable. It has minimal movement. Your hardwood gates will naturally “weather down” evenly to a silver grey colour. You won’t need to apply any treatments, but some people like to paint or stain them for cosmetic reasons.
Hardwood gates will last for a minimum of 30 – 35 years and you will get many years of pleasure from them. Your hardwood gate will surpass it’s softwood counterparts in terms of it’s superior grain, and low knot count. A hardwood gate will look good for a very long time and give you years of enjoyable service