When choosing a material for your gate, you will likely be considering one of three types: wood, wrought iron and composite. All of these choices have benefits and it is important to weigh them up based on the following criteria to see what’s right for you.
The appearance of the gate will dictate the type of material you opt for. For example, I had a lot of wood and cladding on my house so I chose an oak gate from a bespoke joinery in Cambridge that suited my house perfectly. You should consider what would look most stylish and fit the overall aesthetic of your house and garden.
The different types of gate materials have different maintenance needs and you should factor this into your decision. Wrought iron can rust if it isn’t properly maintained but wood can rot. It’s worth considering what kind of maintenance tasks you’re willing to put up with.
Wooden gates offer more privacy than wrought iron but they also have a distinctly different look. It’s worth thinking about the level of privacy you would like your gates to provide.