Garden gates can make an excellent addition to any garden space, whatever type of gate you choose to use. There are many types of gates, including wooden gates, wrought gates and even bespoke steel gates, so you have a wide range to choose from.
Here are some of the main reasons why a gate might be the perfect feature in your garden.
Security is something that everyone should take very seriously, and one of the best ways to keep your garden secure is to install a solid garden gate.
Wrought iron garden gates are particularly solid, and come in all shapes and sizes. By installing one in your garden you can help to deter would-be thieves by making sure they don't have any easy way to get into your garden.
2. Keep the Pets In
If you have dogs or other pets then it is important to make sure that they do not escape from your garden, and gates can help you to do just that.
Even simple timber garden gates can perform the role perfectly adequately, and they don't have to cost much. Then you can help to keep your pets safely inside your garden whilst adding a new and attractive feature.
3. Add a Touch of Style
If you go for one of the more classy types of garden gate then you can make sure that your garden is the most stylish in the street.
Wrought iron garden gates can add a real touch of class to any outside space and make you the envy of all of your neighbours.
4. Personalize Your Space
No one wants a garden which is the same as everyone else's, so a new gate can be the perfect way to personalize your space.
Bespoke steel gates might be particularly useful here. These can be designed exactly how you want so that you can ensure your garden gate is unique from any other, which is a great way to personalize your living space.
There are many different fence and gate designs that you can place in your landscape plan. Which you choose depends on two main factors - the design of the surrounding area and the function the gate (and fence) is to perform. In many places, the type of fence and gate you can set up has already been established and there are covenants in place to protect the look of a neighborhood. In some areas, fences and gates are not allowed. But in others, it comes down to individual choice.
There are also a lot of secondary factors to consider. Is the gate intended to keep children in or other people's animals out of the yard? Will the gate serve as an inviting entry to your property? Will the gate get heavy use, or will it be used only occasionally?
A gate to keep small children inside a fence needs to be sufficiently solid, or made of mesh, so that an adventurous toddler cannot squeeze through or beneath it. Latches should be out of reach. However, if security is not a requirement a more open gate, perhaps of wrought iron, will admit air and light and allow visitors to see through to the property beyond.
Gates should be in keeping with the wall or fence in which they are hung. Thus, a timber gate works well in a timber fence and a picket fence needs a gate that is also made of pickets, to add to its charm. Timber, wrought iron, and aluminum are commonly used materials and gates of various dimensions can be purchased ready-made from many different suppliers if you don't want to make it yourself. A recycled gate from a demolition yard can be used to good effect within a garden - perhaps to divide a "wild" area of the garden from one that has a more structured appearance.