GET THE BEST FROM  YOUR GATES

If occasionally cleaned and protected your gates will remain bright, clean and fresh. 

softwood gate

Softwood Gates 

All our softwood gates are pressure treated to ensure that timber is protected agains rot and insect attack and to give your gates extended, low maintenance service life. However, this treatment is NOT intended to perform as a waterproofing agent. To add this protection and to personalise them to a colour or finish  that suits your individual tastes  we suggest 'Treatex Classic Colours' available from the Fountain Store. If you require clear finish, we suggest Treatex Sheer Oil or you can simply use Cedar Oil. Other quality products are also available but make sure that you follow manufacturer's instructions and always do a trial test on the small area before applying it to the rest of the gate. 

Should you wish to finish your softwood gates with traditional undercoat and oil based paints to match your taste or decor, we can supply any of our designes in unfinished, untreated timber.


Emeri and Sapele Hardwood Gates 

Emeri is a medium weight, highly durable sustainable West African hardwood. Renowned for its attractive appearance and stability, like oak and leather it containes a natural substance called tannin. Because this can initially leach from the timber we treat all Emeri gates with Treatex stain inhibitor immediately after manufacture to help prevent tannins from migrating to the surface of the timber. 

Stain inhibitor is a pre-treatmentand and when Emeri gates are installed it is important to seal them to protect and enhance the true nature of the timber.  

We suggest Treatex product available in a simple sheer coating or a range of colours and stains taht would best suit your taste and your gate. 

Sapele has a lovely finish and remains stable throughout its lifetime. We supply Sapele gates sanded ,  ready  for oiling or finishing on site. 

 

     emeri gate      sapele gate small   bankirai Oil

                                                                                                          To treat Sapele and other dense red coloured hardwoods  Bankirai Oil is recommended.  

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly reccomend taht you DO NOT use iron fittings or fixings with Emeri products. Any fixings containing iron may cause the timber to release natural tannins and turn black around the point of contact, much the same way as oak releases a dark brown tannin. We also suggestyou should not us wire wool in the finishing of Emeri as the shards of fibre left on the gate can also cause staining.

emeri gate with stainless steel hinge

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