Our selection of wooden driveway gates advertised on this page are constructed from the finest, slow grown Redwood Pine. We have selected this material for the production of our gates due to the durability and strength a slow grown pine has over the usual faster growing pine offered elsewhere. In fact the density level of this timber is not far off that of hardwood.
SHOULD I GO FOR SOFTWOOD OR HARDWOOD?
Some of our customers prefer the character look of softwood driveway gates and like knots being visible. This look is enhanced by applying a stain to the driveway gate. Softwood gates can be painted and putting knot primer on the gates first will reduce the knot appearance. Cost wise, using softwood as the material on your driveway gate is a lot cheaper than using hardwood. Average cost of a softwood driveway gate to a hardwood driveway gate is around 60% less.
WOODEN DRIVEWAY GATE LIFESPAN
Really this is down to the owner. With annual maintenance and care, a wooden driveway gate made using softwood timber will easily last 10+ years. The gate needs to have either a stain or paint prior to being outdoors. We recommend re-applying a finish within the first 6 months then again at least once a year.