Most of our gate designs are available in the following choice of timbers, which where possible are sourced from sustainable woodlands.
Softwood - Available in either a semi prepared or prepared finish. Prepared finish can be painted. Some splitting or cracks may occur, especially in periods of hot weather.
Sapele - Sapele is a durable industrial quality hardwood with a mahogany colour. For all applications where a tough utilitarian hardwood is required. It's appearance and longevity will benefit from a coat or two of preservative or alternatively will readily accept a painted finish. Some splitting or cracks may occur especially in periods of hot weather, this does not generally affect the strength and durability of the gates and is therefore not seen as a defect.
Iroko - The premier hardwood, with the appearance and qualities of teak. Planed and sanded mid brown finish. Much lighter in weight than that of Oak, reducing the pressure being put on the fittings and head stock.
No treatment required, although a coating of teak oil annually will help maintain its natural colour.
Oak - Green English oak available in sawn finish. No treatment required. As this is a natural product there may be some movement with age.
More information can be found at www.mcveighparker.co.uk
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